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Dutch Study Pumps Breastfeeding, Support Still Lacking

July 21, 2010
I write, occasionally, about breastfeeding and bottlefeeding. I try, when I do, to present a balanced approach. It is challenging at times - to reconcile the choices I've made personally with my own children, with evidence-based studies and information that seems to come out regularly pointing to...

Join us for a live video conversation with Secretary Sebelius tomorrow!

July 21, 2010
Join us tomorrow for a fun and live streaming video event that you can participate in from your living room or your desk! We're bringing questions about health care reform from MomsRising members straight to the world's expert on health reform -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen...
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Question of the Week: Pregnancy & Midwives

July 20, 2010
Will health reform require new health care plans to cover pregnancy care and delivery by midwives? Will lactation consultants’ services be covered? Under health reform, health plans will cover standardized, comprehensive benefit packages. The law sets out general categories of benefits that must be...

What a difference a decade makes!

July 15, 2010
About a decade ago I received a distraught call from my high school friend, Mark, telling me that his son had just been diagnosed with cancer at his one year old well child visit with the pediatrician. A decade later, he called to say that his son’s life had been saved by this checkup. He also...
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This sucks: Breast pumping at work

July 14, 2010
Many of our employers and coworkers remain woefully ignorant about breastfeeding; without realizing it, they put us in situations that can be thoroughly humiliating.
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Good-bye to World Cup, But Not the Teachable Moments - Global Girl Media

July 13, 2010
The euphoria of the final World Cup match is over and so many people around the world don't know what to do with themselves. Summer 2010 has been marked by one nation after another facing off in the stunning World Cup, with the entire world (especially the Americans, more than ever before in the...
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A Dad's Experience With Hiring A Doula

July 9, 2010
As a dad, I strongly encourage parents to have a doula present at the birth, especially if it’s in the hospital.

How does health reform help moms? Get the inside scoop!

July 1, 2010
It's time again for the annual Fourth of July family picnic. Picture this: You're minding your own business eating your corn on the cob when over walks your cousin (the one who's nine months pregnant and in a very bad mood because it's much too hot). She remarks, "The country is going to hell in a...
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July 1, 2010
As the U.S. gears up for the 4th of July, today, July 1, is Canada Day. Many of us look with admiration to our northern neighbors for their progressive healthcare system which offers universal coverage at lower costs and won’t force a family to bankruptcy if someone gets really sick. In honor of...
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Color Me Skeptical: Toward Tartrazine-Free Macaroni and Cheese

June 29, 2010
Would you like some disodium 6-hydroxy-5-((2-methoxy-5-methyl-4-sulfophenyl)azo)-2-naphthalene-sulfonate in your yogurt? Well, you won’t find that mouthful of mumbo-jumbo on food labels. But you will find it listed with the friendlier name of Red 40. You might pass up a macaroni and cheese that...
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