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Is It Time To Stop Talking About The Benefits Of Breastfeeding?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Grayson

The following post is the third in a series of excerpts adapted from Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy by Jenn...

Here's How Many More Babies Would Survive If Breastfeeding Were More Widespread

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.30.2016 | Impact

One of the most effective ways to curb infant mortality rates worldwide is by scaling up the number of mothers who breastfeed, research out of the U.K...

The Misconceptions of Not Breastfeeding

Robin Cassady | Posted 05.10.2016 | Parents
Robin Cassady

Breastfeeding is a topic of conversation all over the world for numerous reasons. The biggest disappointment in regards to this topic is how the mothers that choose not to breastfeed are being thrown into the lion's den.

Breastfeeding Might Guard Against Certain Types Of Breast Cancers

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents

The list of health benefits associated with breastfeeding is a long one -- preventing postpartum depression, reducing stress and promoting weight loss...

More Hospitals Are Accepting Breast Milk Donations For Babies Who Aren't Getting Enough

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact

One Massachusetts nonprofit is helping hospitalized babies reap the benefits of consuming breast milk. And its services are in high demand. Mother...

Why Breastfeeding Is Crucial to Sustainable Development

Werner Schultink | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Werner Schultink

Breastfeeding is a cornerstone of child survival, nutrition and early childhood development. Yet currently less than 40 per cent of children worldwide are exclusively breastfed for their first six months.

Photographer's Nursing Experience Inspires 'Normalize Breastfeeding' Project

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.17.2014 | Parents

When Vanessa Simmons had her first baby seven years ago, the experience, she said, was "amazing." The 32-year-old Ghanaian-American photographer had t...

Catherine Pearson

How Babies' Eating Patterns Affect Kids' Diets Later On

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents

What infants eat could have a lasting influence on their weight and food preferences throughout childhood, according to a new collection of studies th...

My Complicated Relationship With Breastfeeding

Emily Hatch | Posted 12.16.2015 | Parents
Emily Hatch

What a wild ride breastfeeding has been. I've never been so determined to do anything, or so ill prepared.

On The Completely Wonderful World Of Extended Breastfeeding

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Katie Mgongolwa

I hope during World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) we are able to have a dialogue that acknowledges that breastfeeding past the age of 1 is normal, and healthy, and wonderful -- not weird or sexual or gross.

Nursing Moms Need Our Support Every Day

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Christopher

We know that most mothers want to breastfeed their babies and that more than 75 percent start breastfeeding. But most women face barriers in hospitals where they give birth, at work when they return, at home with their families or friends, and in public.

Mayim Bialik Defends Extended Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.25.2014 | Parents

Mayim Bialik is again speaking out in defense of her "attachment parenting" style. “People laughed and sneered but it wasn’t wrong,” Bialik ...

Is Breastmilk Not Actually Superior to Formula?

Maia James | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Maia James

Have you heard the news? It turns out that nursing your baby is a big waste of effort because formula is just as beneficial as breastmilk.

Breastfeeding and the Post-Pregnancy Body

Joy Kosak | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Joy Kosak

What your post-pregnancy body weight comes down to is taking a healthy approach that caters to you and your baby's needs. Regardless of your timetable, here are breastfeeding perks and basic tips for your post-pregnancy body,

How Breastfeeding Past Recommended Timetable Could Benefit Babies

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

BY SHEREEN JEGTVIG NEW YORK Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:00am EST (Reuters Health) - Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highes...

How Breastfeeding Is Tied To Kids' Intelligence

Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:28pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Children who were breastfed for more of their infancy scored higher o...

Breastfeeding: Better for the Prince, Better for the Duchess

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

Most of the world is joyously welcoming the arrival of the Prince of Cambridge. And while I find myself caught up in the excitement, what would give me real cause for celebration is if Kate does the very ordinary but extraordinarily important motherly act of breastfeeding her baby.

STUDY: Breastfeeding May Boost Kids' Social Mobility

Posted 06.25.2013 | Parents

By: Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 06/24/2013 06:37 PM EDT on LiveScience Children who are breast-fed may be more likely to...

WATCH: Breastfeeding Myths Busted In Surgeon General's New Video Campaign

Posted 04.17.2013 | Black Voices

Breastfeeding advocates had a win earlier this year when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that breastfeeding rates are on...

The Great News About Breastfeeding: Americans Support Nursing Moms at Work, in Public

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Christopher

Americans want nursing moms to get the support they need in hospitals, workplaces and public spaces.

A Simple Change to Save 830,000 Lives

Ashley Morton | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Ashley Morton

In the U.S., mothers choose to breastfeed for a variety of reasons but in most cases the reason isn't that their child will die otherwise.

Save the Children Calls for Increased Breastfeeding in First Hour After Birth

Jennifer James | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Jennifer James

Some 830,000 babies' lives can be saved worldwide if they are breastfed within the critical first hour after birth. Babies who are breastfed within the very first hour after birth are three times more likely to survive than if they are breastfed a day after birth.

The Benefits Of Starting Solids Early

Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 11/16/2012 03:32 PM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily The health benefits of breast-feeding have been intensely re...

How Breastfeeding And Co-Sleeping With Baby Affects Mom's Welfare

Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 11/05/2012 08:35 AM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily The decisions whether to breastfeed ...

Hurricane Sandy: Tips on Maintaining Breastfeeding Success During an Emergency

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 12.29.2012 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

As the east coast begins to deal with the reality of Hurricane Sandy, breastfeeding moms should consider taking steps that will help ensure maximum continued breastfeeding success during the emergency.