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).

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How to Wean Your Child From Breastfeeding

If you or your baby has decided that it's time to stop breastfeeding, here are some tips to help weaning go better for you both.

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Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' Infections

Probiotic supplements may not protect babies from catching colds or stomach bugs in day care, a new clinical trial suggests.

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Breastfeeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section

Breastfeeding for a longer time may help women reduce the risk of chronic pain after a cesarean delivery.

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Breastfeeding Suffers When New Moms Work Longer Hours

Now, a new study has concluded that the more hours a new mom works, the tougher it is for her to continue breastfeeding.

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5 Tips for Gentle Weaning Success

As much as breastfeeding isn't an automatic process, weaning also isn't automatic for most moms. In rare cases, a baby will stop nursing all on her own, but more often, it's a process. Get the tips for success.

Real Women, Real Stories

Antibiotics May Blunt Breastfeeding's Benefits

Early use of antibiotics may dampen some of the benefits of breastfeeding, a new study suggests. Researchers found that babies who were prescribed antibiotics while they were breastfeeding or shortly afterward were prone to infections and obesity.

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