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Call-in center: medications during lactation and pregnancy

I received this via email today and thought I would share.  If you need information when the InfantRisk Center is closed another resource is www.safefetus.com.

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Dr. Hale’s InfantRisk Center is now open.

Dr. Thomas Hale is a Health Advisory Council Member of LLLI. Dr. Hale is the author of the book Medications and Mothers [...]

First United, now WestJet – Not family friendly

A few months ago, I wrote about my experience flying on United airlines.

Now WestJet has made the news by harassing a breastfeeding customer.

“[The flight attendant] came up and said quietly, ‘You know, some men find the sight of a bare breast quite offensive. Can I offer you a blanket to cover up with?” [...]

Breastfeeding & Flu Update with an eBay Listing Bonus!

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how I was recovering from the flu and tandem nursing my almost 4 year old daughter & 3 month old son so they wouldn’t get sick.  I wondered if my kids would get this awful flu.

Well, it’s been 2 1/2 weeks since I got sick and while [...]

Tandem Breastfeeding – Keeping Kids Healthy & Getting Mommy Skinny!

Whenever I talk about my breastfeeding experience, it typically begins with, "I never though I would be doing…"  Today, that sentence is completed with "tandem nursing my almost 4 year old and my 3 month old."

As with most of my wacky decisions, this one started with me simply being open to the idea and [...]

Breastfeeding Myths

There is so much misinformation out there about breastfeeding.  Below are the myths that I hear most often from my peers and family.

Myth: You have to toughen your nipples to prepare them for breastfeeding. Reality: This is false and possibly painful! A woman’s body is perfectly suited to breastfeed a baby with zero preparation. [...]

Breastfeeding with Inverted Nipples

Note: I wrote this in Fall 2005. My son was born 10 days ago and breastfeeding has been a breeze in comparison to what I went through breastfeeding my daughter, K. I share this information because I want women with inverted nipples to know that it is absolutely possibly to exclusively breastfeed your child.

Breastfeeding [...]