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IBCLCs: Shaping the Future


March 2, 2011 is the 10th annual IBCLC Day, a global celebration of the important role of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants as part of the healthcare team. IBCLCs support breastfeeding families and serve as expert resources for other health care providers. This year’s theme, “IBCLCs: Shaping the Future” highlights the importance of breastfeeding to […]

Breastfeeding and Politics — A Tale of Two Michel(l)es


Once upon a time when Gabriele Palmer wrote “The Politics of Breastfeeding”  20 years ago, she was not alluding to Democrats, Republicans or members of the Tea Party. But what is considered a health issue by many experts became a partisan issue last week after First Lady Michelle Obama commented on the role of breastfeeding […]

Flexible Healthcare Savings Accounts Now Allow Breast Pumps and Supplies


The IRS has sent U.S. breastfeeding mothers and babies a Valentine. Not in the form of a refund check, but involving cost-savings, nonetheless! A February 10th press release announcing the IRS rescinded the previous exclusion of use of flexible healthcare savings accounts for breast pump purchases and supplies. Senators Merkley and Harkin and Reps. Levin […]

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Hygeia Featured on the Today Show


We are excited that the Today Show and The Bump chose our EnJoye breast pump to be featured on the Today Show on January 12, 2011. This segment featured innovative and cool new baby products for 2011.  Increasingly our combination of efficiency, comfort, and ecological friendliness is being seen as attractive to today’s mothers. Our […]