Writing for BabyGooroo.com

October 5, 2009

After meeting Amy Spangler at a recent WIC in-service, I spoke with her about potentially contributing to her website.  She read over some of my stuff at Suite101.com on breastfeeding and nutrition during pregnancy, and decided to bring me onto the team.

The first article I wrote for the site is “Breastfed babies less likely to suffer abuse or neglect.”  The other so far is “The magic of mother’s milk.”  Both are based on scientific papers about breastfeeding studies, and I hope they are the first of many!


Women in search of information, counseling, or additional help for their questions about breastfeeding can easily locate a certified lactation consultant or breastfeeding counselor in their area.  These certified breastfeeding experts are often located at hospitals, doctors offices, and public health departments.  They can help with special cases (twins or premature babies), complications (difficulty latching or health conditions), and other concerns (storing breast milk or info for smokers, for instance).  Here are useful resources for finding a consultant or counselor in your area:

Breastfeeding.com: Lactation Consultant Directory

International Lactation Consultant Association: Find a Lactation Consultant or IBCLC

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has an excellent page with information on the rights of pregnant women seeking work or currently working.

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission also has extensive information as to the rights of employers and pregnant employees with regards to pregnancy and related conditions.  They explain well the sorts of discrimination against pregnant women that are illegal.

These rights come from the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which was part of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.