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7 Reasons to Avoid Toxic Fragrances



(first published on MomsRising.org) Did you know that many personal use product such as cosmetics, shampoos, and body washes contain chemical fragrances that could be harmful to you and your family’s health? Not many people do.  It’s also a secret that companies do not have to disclose which chemicals they are using as fragrance. They […]

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Breastfeeding Discrimination: Nursing Mom Accosted at a Concert



  (This story is from a reader who shared her breastfeeding discrimination story with me via email. She wanted raise awareness that breastfeeding discrimination exists today and show that policies need to better protect breastfeeding mothers and babies. She could not share her name because of her current employment situation. I’ve called her Jean here […]

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Babies, Solid Food, and Obesity



When did your baby start eating solid food? Or when are you planning to introduce it to your baby? An interesting discussion is happening over at the Washington Post. Jennifer LaRue Huget posted  about a study questioning the practice of introducing food to breastfeeding babies at 6 months. The study suggests possible effects of exclusively […]

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Sunday Reading (antibiotics in eggs, BPA and obesity, fired for breastfeeding)



I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend.  What are you reading?  In addition to the second Hunger Games book, borrowed from a student, these articles are what I am reading tonight. New research strengthens the link between BPA, obesity, and Type 2 diabetics, according to this article at Huffington Post.   “When you eat […]

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