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Breast is Best (As Long as We Don’t See it)!

Feeding a baby involves nipples. Either artificial ones made from I-hope-they-are-not-toxic chemicals, or the real thing. As in a woman's nipples. Sadly, it's the real thing that makes many people …

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Should Breast-Milk Be Shared?

A few years back there was a posting on the widely used community site Craigslist that offered a barter of sorts. The posting originated from the East Bay/Berkeley branch of Craigslist and was a call …

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Baby Mama: Do Children Need a Doll That Gives Birth?

When it comes to toys, children donít crave authenticity and veracity, as much as they just require a vehicle that allows them to suspend disbelief long enough to simply lose themselves in play. While…

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TSA Freaks Out Over Breast Milk

On a flight a few years ago, from a one mid-sized airport to another, I got my first dose of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) harassment, or at least what I considered TSA harassment. I w…

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Nursing When They Can Ask For It

"Yeah, I'm fine with breastfeeding, as long as she's not old enough to ask for it," said the prospective nanny. I had just explained I would be working from home so I could nurse my baby. Then,…

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Guilt and Breastfeeding: Who’s Really to Blame?

I hardly blinked last week when yet another study heralded the benefits of breastfeeding, titled, "Breastfeeding Would Save Lives, Money." It found that feeding babies as nature intended, rather …

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This Doll Sucks: What a Breastfeeding Doll Says About Society?

From the "I took the bait" file: Being a journalist, you quickly start to figure out the way things work pertaining to product and subsequent hype. A particular product will be released that holds …

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Pets and Broken Hearts

Often, the only way into a heart is that it be broken first. This wise†statement†is from a book written by a dear friend of mine, Patrice Rancour, called Tales From The Pager Chronicles (published …

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Second-Best to Breast: Glass Baby Bottles

Breast or bottle? While breastfeeding is best, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, most babies, as a practical matter, learn to handle both. Breastfeeding moms frequently express and stor…

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