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Best for Babes is changing the cultural perception of breastfeeding and Beating the Booby Traps™–the barriers that prevent moms from achieving their personal breastfeeding goals, whether they want to nurse for 2 days, 2 months or 2 years. Check out our celebrity interviews, latest science and advocacy news, and top tips and resources at bestforbabes.org.

10 Breastfeeding Perks We Bet You Didn’t Know

Think you’ve heard it all when it comes to the added bonuses of breastfeeding? Think again. Thanks to an increased awareness over the last 10 years, plus a ton of new studies done on the subject, the benefits just keep … More »

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Listen Up, Dads! 10 Ways You Can Support Your Breastfeeding Partner

Father’s Day is such a great time to celebrate dads for the huge role they play in their kids’ lives. Another huge role they play that often goes unnoticed? Breastfeeding support — which can make or break a mom’s success. … More »

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Gearing Up to Breastfeed: 5 Tips for Moms-to-Be

Best for Babes knows that breastfeeding can be challenging in the beginning, and that more than anything new moms deserve to be cheered on coached and celebrated. Here are our top tips for how to beat the Breastfeeding Booby Traps(R) … More »

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Nursing Know-How: Best of 2012

As we head into the new year, we’re looking back at the most popular posts from each of our columns from 2012. Whether you’re just joining us as a newly expecting parent or continuing in your parenting journey, we think … More »

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Best Gifts for Breastfeeding Moms

It’s getting down to the wire but it’s still not too late to pull off a fabulous gift that will be money well spent for your expecting or new mom for the holidays. Best for Babes has some great ideas … More »

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Dealing With the Hubbub of the Holidays with Your Nursling

There’s nothing sweeter than nestling in for the holidays with your baby. But for most of us, the season also means store hopping to shop for good prices, decorating, visiting family and friends, and even flights, and long road trips. Sometimes … More »

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The 3 Breastfeeding Products I Couldn’t Have Lived Without

If you plan to, or are breastfeeding, the most basic gear will do – you, your boobs and your baby! Breastfeeding really is all about the “un-rules” — especially during the early days and weeks of the Learning Curve when … More »

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Breastfeeding During the Holidays

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year if you’re expecting or are breastfeeding. The mood is gratitude, the warm cheer and the festivities abound, and everyone wants to pass your little butterball around the table for a taste of that … More »

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My 4 Biggest Breastfeeding Regrets

At my six-week post-birth check-up, the midwife listened kindly as I poured my heart out over my anxieties. I had no idea what I was doing, and everything seemed like a struggle. “Parenthood is all about fear and regret,” she … More »

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What Do Halloween and Breastfeeding Have in Common?

We find the number of expecting mothers who are tricked into thinking that they’re prepared for breastfeeding, and then are spooked by the whole experience, to be truly frightening, and completely unnecessary. Breastfeeding IS challenging, but it’s incredibly rewarding. Here are some examples of expectations and scenarios that can get moms into trouble and how to avoid them: More »

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