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Diabetes Prevention and Breastfeeding

Why are diabetes cost are going through the roof?   According to an article in the New York Times, it is costing us  $174 billion dollars a year to cover the health costs of people who have ...

Working and Breastfeeding: What do Mothers Need?

When a breastfeeding mother returns to work she actually doesn’t need very much from her employer to be successful.  Really, working and breastfeeding requires at a minimum; time to remove milk ...

Working and Breastfeeding in the United States

Many mothers in the US return to work when their babies are quite young.  If they are breastfeeding and want to continue to exclusively provide breastmilk for their babies, it can make things more ...

Breastfeeding is Green in Ann Arbor!

From 6-9 this Friday, June 11th, Ann Arbor will be hosting our Green Fair on Main Street.   This exciting event celebrates and shares what businesses and organizations are doing to help our ...

Breastfeeding: What does the Research say?

Wow!  Who knew that feeding a baby could be so controversial! I want to make sure it is clear that it is my job to help mothers feed their babies in the manner of their choosing.  I get calls all ...

What Formula Feeding is Costing US

Lately, there has been quite a bit of reporting in the news about artificial baby milk (formula) feeding.  The costs of our mothers choosing to feed their babies formula is tremendous.  According ...

What One Doctor Says About Breastfeeding Training in the United States

So, why are mothers and babies having such a hard time with breastfeeding?  I just received a link to this blog which I thought was very interesting.  In the blog, this doctor admits she really ...

Breastfeeding Rates in the US

What has gone so wrong with breastfeeding in our country?  The United States lags behind most nations around the world in our breastfeeding initiation rates.  However, more importantly perhaps, is ...

Hello world!

My blog…What to say?  First of all, a disclaimer.  This blog is not to be used in place of medical advice from your health care practitioner.  I will try and be clear about what is my ...

Why do I have a job?

One of the things I think about a lot is why do I have a job?  If breastfeeding is so natural, why do people need me to help them get started with breastfeeding or continue when their babies are ...