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Why virtual care works for expecting and new parents?

My name is Jada Shapiro and I’m the founder of boober, a platform that connects expectant parents and new families to maternal care providers, like birth doulas, lactation consultants, postpartum doulas, and mental health therapists. Until March, we were known for matching clients with expert care providers for in-person visits. I have always maintained that there are a time and place for virtual care, but there are certain aspects of support that can only happen in the same place. Pregnant, birthing and postpartum parents benefit from empathetic in-person connections, and we stand strong as one of the few companies that focuses on the face-to-face experience. Continue Reading Why virtual care works for expecting and new parents?

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Q&A with LaShanda Dandrich IBCLC – Black Breastfeeding Week 2019

We asked the talented LaShanda Dandrich, IBCLC, a boober provider and the driving force behind Uptown Village Cooperative, to shed some light on what she does day-to-day to help families, how she got here and what keeps her going. This week is Black Breastfeeding Week and boober also wanted to hear her thoughts on why it is important to proactively show support to bring about change in black families. Continue Reading Q&A with LaShanda Dandrich IBCLC – Black Breastfeeding Week 2019

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ACOG’s Postpartum Care Recommendations Are a Start, But We Need to Do So Much More

This year, ACOG—that’s the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists—came out with recommendations for optimizing postpartum care. There are lots of specifics, but the main takeaway is that new moms should get postpartum care sooner and more consistently than most do currently. That’s great news, of course. Continue Reading ACOG’s Postpartum Care Recommendations Are a Start, But We Need to Do So Much More

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This Week Is Black Breastfeeding Week—Here’s Why It’s So Critical

This week is the sixth annual Black Breastfeeding Week, an amazing campaign started by Kimberly Seals Allers, Kiddada Green, and Anayah Sangodele-Ayok to highlight the longterm “gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates.” This year’s theme is #LoveOnTop, “because love encompasses everything we do as parents from breastfeeding to nurturing others. Continue Reading This Week Is Black Breastfeeding Week—Here’s Why It’s So Critical

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Annual Breastfeeding Subway Caravan Draws Enthusiastic Crowds

If you took the A train on August 3rd, you might have suddenly found yourself in the middle of a boisterous rally. The cause? Supporting the rights of New Yorkers to breastfeed—anyplace, anytime. Dozens, dressed in green shirts and holding signs, crowded onto train cars to participate in this year’s Breastfeeding Subway Caravan, organized by the New York City Breastfeeding Leadership Council. Continue Reading Annual Breastfeeding Subway Caravan Draws Enthusiastic Crowds