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Breastfeeding Awareness

Why Ferguson Has Everything To Do With Black Breastfeeding Week

Kimberly Seals Allers | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Kimberly Seals Allers

Breastfeeding is our symbol to the world that I will make my best effort to commit to giving my baby the best first food possible, despite my circumstances. And if for some reason if I am unable to, then it was not for lack of trying.

Why Black Women Are Statistically Less Likely To Breastfeed

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.26.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show there is a racial divide surrounding breastfeeding. In the U.S. in 2010, 62 perc...

7 Complaints I've Heard About Breastfeeding in Public

Toni Nagy | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

There is so much talk about how uncomfortable it makes people to witness you breastfeeding -- but guess what, world? It was NOT that natural for me to pull out my breast in front of strangers either!

Catherine Pearson

There Is A Story Behind Why I Formula Feed

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents

Jordan, a 28-year-old first-time, working mom from Arizona, intended to breastfeed her son Liam, now 5 months. But blistered nipples, coupled with the...

Catherine Pearson

I Pumped For My Micro-Preemie

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.08.2013 | Parents

It took Amy, a married software developer, seven years and multiple rounds of IVF to get pregnant with her daughter, who is now 2. Amy had hoped to ha...

The Breastfeeding Chronicles: 'You Can Be A Hybrid Feeder!'

Posted 09.03.2013 | Parents

Ashleigh, 32, is a California-based, stay-at-home mom and blogger. She has a son who is 3 years old and a daughter who is almost 4 months old. In the ...

Catherine Pearson

I'm Ready To Wean My 2-Year-Old

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.28.2013 | Parents

Initially, Wendy's goal was to breastfeed her son, Hunter, for six months. But now he's 2 years old and they're still going, says the 43-year-old, ful...

Catherine Pearson

'My Son Didn't Completely Latch Until He Was 4 Months Old'

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents

Emily's son is now a perfectly healthy toddler, but he spent his first month in the hospital with serious cardiac problems, unable to nurse because it...

Catherine Pearson

Why We Need To Hear More Positive Breastfeeding Stories

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.22.2013 | Parents

Claudia, 32, a Chicago-based bankruptcy attorney, has a 3-year-old daughter she nursed for more than 10 months, until she got pregnant with her second...

Catherine Pearson

'I'm The Only Person I Know Who Has Tandem Nursed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents

It's a prospect many women never consider: What would it be like to breastfeed two children -- born years apart -- at the same time? In the latest ins...

Catherine Pearson

I Had To Change My Diet To Breastfeed My Baby

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Lucy Blodgett

The Great Breast Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 05.09.2012 | Los Angeles

Katie Hamilton attended the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's (LACMA) California Modernism Exhibit Saturday with her husband, three-year-old daughter...