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Breastfeeding Awareness Month

25 Candid Photos That Show Breastfeeding Is Beautiful, Wherever You Nurse

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents

After photos from her Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project (PABP) spread widely across the Internet last August, photographer and mom of four Leilan...

Breastfeeding: 5 Herbs That Could Help Boost or Bust Breastfeeding

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

Off the heels of Breastfeeding Awareness Week, the importance of breast feeding has not been lost on most new moms. From optimal nutrition to emotiona...

Should All Moms Have Paid Maternity Leave?

Mama Bean | Posted 08.07.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

Can you hear us, government? It is 2015 and moms, real hard-working moms, are sacrificing or compromising their breastfeeding relationships due to your lack of maternity legislation.

Nursing at the Grocery Store

Mama Bean | Posted 08.05.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

My daughter, without a care in the world, lifted up her shirt and pretend-nursed her baby doll. It was all just so usual, so everyday, so normal. Because my daughter is a breastfeeding advocate -- she is normalizing the normal without even trying to... since this truly is her norm.

10 Truths For Breastfeeding Mothers

Mama Bean | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

In no other situation would it be OK to walk into a room full of strangers and say, "Hi, I'm Louise, the one with the bleeding nipples." Never before would I have imagined that that particular sentence would have left my mouth (at all, let alone in public.)

10 Breastfeeding Myths That Won't Go Away

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents

There is a lot of really good, really helpful information about breastfeeding out there. But between the Internet and the abundance of insights from w...

Catherine Pearson

I Had To Change My Diet To Breastfeed My Baby | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.15.2013 | Parents

Lauren, 31, was a relatively healthy eater who never particularly worried about what she could or couldn't eat until her son Joel, now 2, started havi...

How I Breastfed My Adopted Baby

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Parents

Allison, 40, has three children -- a 6-year-old, a 2-year-old and a newborn adopted son. In the latest installment in our "Breastfeeding Chronicles" s...

Nobody Warned Me About Trying To Nurse With My Disease

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.08.2013 | Parents

Kristen, 43, is a professor and mother of three who, like a true academic, inhaled every bit of information she could find on breastfeeding and its be...

Catherine Pearson

Why I Used Donor Milk To Help Feed My Twins | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents

Breastfeeding her twins -- a boy and a girl, born two weeks early -- mattered very much to Melissa, 38, a special education teacher from North Carolin...

Breastfeeding Safely: Boosting Supply in a Time of Demand

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 10.14.2012 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

More and more nursing moms are turning to drugs to help them produce more milk. This form of "extreme breastfeeding" is becoming more popular -- but is it worth the risk?