When Postpartum Depression Hit, I Heard Only the Lies My Depression Told Me

As a pharmacist, I understand medications for depression but I still believed I was too defective for medicine to fix

Real Women, Real Stories

With a Little Help from Our Friends

In honor of National Girlfriends Day, here's a look into how our friendships enrich our lives

Self-Care & Mental Health

Closing the Racial Gap in Breastfeeding

More Black mothers are choosing to breastfeed and changing the narrative around breastfeeding in the Black community.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

When My Breasts Didn't Work, I Nursed My Baby Anyway

I wish someone had had the foresight and compassion to explain I was showing all the risk factors for breast hypoplasia.

Real Women, Real Stories

How My Struggle to Breastfeed Led to Postpartum Anxiety

I'd always been a good student and so of course, I wanted to get breastfeeding right. But it was challenging and affected my mental health greatly.

Real Women, Real Stories

Infant Feeding Choices: What Parents Are Saying

If you’ve ever felt judged by any of your parenting choices, you’re not alone. Read what 1,202 mothers and caregivers had to say during a recent survey.

Your Health

Pediatricians Put It Bluntly: Motherhood and Marijuana Don't Mix

Women who are pregnant of breastfeeding their infants should avoid marijuana since THC (one of the active compounds in marijuana) can easily cross the placenta and accumulate in the brain and fat of the fetus, and this can harm the fetus or their baby.

Your Health

Nutrition During Breastfeeding

Good nutrition is crucial when you're breastfeeding. Check out Nurse Barb Dehn's advice for new moms.

Your Health

Insurer Slashes Breast Pump Payments, Stoking Fears Fewer Moms Will Breastfeed

Major insurer cuts payments for breast pumps, which may increase patient costs and drive some new moms from breastfeeding their infants.

Your Health

Breastfeeding Problems and How to Solve Them

Not all moms and babies get the hang of breastfeeding right away. Here are some potential breastfeeding problems you may encounter and some solutions.

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Even Partial Breastfeeding for First Few Months Lowers SIDS Risk

New research confirms that breastfeeding for two to four months of a newborn's life can significantly reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Your Health

The Good Thing About Bacteria in Breast Milk

Researchers say breastfeeding plants good bacteria in baby’s digestive system.

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Breastfeeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers

Breastfeeding may not make kids sharper or better behaved than their non-nursed peers over the long-term, a new study suggests.

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8 Nutrients All Breastfeeding Moms Need

Breastfeeding is hard work for your body, so it's important for mom to stay healthy, hydrated and well-nourished.

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