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National Women’s Checkup Day: Be Sure to Schedule an Appointment!

Today is National Women’s Checkup Day; be sure to get your OBGYN on the phone and schedule a wellness exam to check on your overall well-being.

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The REAL Problem with the TIME magazine cover. Why are we so afraid of being nurturers?

I’ve been scratching my head for 48 hours, trying to figure out why the nation is in uproar over Time magazine’s recent cover of a 26-year-old mother breastfeeding her three-year-old. The tweets, Facebook postings and emails have been relentless. What’s the big deal? Is my first question. And why does what one California mom do [...]

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Dear Whoopi Goldberg: Please Stick to Blackface Not Breastfeeding. And Stop Obstructing “The View” for Women With MisTruths.

Your recent rants on The View which can only be categorized as anti-breastfeeding and anti-truth don’t help any women at all, instead they only fuel the misplaced anger and hostility that unfortunately already cloud an important public health issue-an issue that could save millions of infant lives and bolster the health of millions of mothers.

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Life, ‘The Big Meal’ and How We Feed Our Families

Life happens around a meal. Family dinners are a must in my family, opening the door for special connections and conversations. I was reminded of this watching THE BIG MEAL off-Broadway play and in preparing for our Food & My Family event. What does mealtime mean for you and your family?

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MAY 9TH! NYC Bring Your Family to Dinner with Author, Chef & Food Activist, Bryant Terry for the FOOD & MY FAMILY Event

Urban organic guru, Bryant Terry, a.k.a. “The Inspired Vegan,” leads an evening of delicious eats and “fooducation” to help moms and dads feed their families better. Nicole Betancourt of ParentEarth.com and Nina Kahori Fallenbaum, Food Editor of HYPHEN magazine join Kimberly Seals Allers for an event guaranteed to empower the entire family on healthy eating.

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First Food Fridays: Is Your Hospital in Cahoots with Drug Companies To Undermine You and Your Baby’s Health?

Pharmaceutical companies want your baby hooked on their infant formula whether you want to or not. And hospitals, who, given the state of America’s health should be focused on providing superior healthcare are instead serving as a marketing vehicle for the drug companies.

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My Daughter Has Been Called the N-Word Twice At School. Did I Handle It All Wrong?

When a kid at my daughter’s school decided to drop the N-word on her twice, my professional cool went out the window.

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New Breastfeeding Book to Officially Debut at The Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington D.C.

Husband and wife team Chennaiah and V. Kuroji Patrick are getting ready for the official launch party of their first book “This Milk Tastes Good,”
– a family- friendly nursery rhyme that takes all of the nutritional goodness of breast milk, the power of the public feeding and the need for daddy to be involved and rolling them into one.

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Share Your Story! Moms, Have you benefited from the federal workplace pumping law?

As you may know, I was recently selected by the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee to help spread the word about the new federal law that allows all nursing moms to have mandated pumping breaks. If you didn’t know, Tanya Lieberman (who was also selected and wrote a great piece on BB360. Thanks Tanya!!) and I will [...]

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The BB360° List: Black Breastfeeding Resources, Websites, Books, Blogs and More…

For moms who choose the feed their children via the breast way, the Mocha Manual has put together a handy list of experts, books and organizations for you to turn to as you bond with your baby — everything you need to support you on your journey.

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