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Merritt E. James | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Merritt E. James

40 out of 50 states have not passed laws protecting a mother's right to breastfeed her baby in any location, public or private; where the mother is otherwise authorized to be; whether or not the mothers breast is covered during or incidental to the breastfeeding.

6 Things I've Learned About Breastfeeding

Julia Wiklander | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents
Julia Wiklander

Now, at 8 months, with a whole new world to explore as she has learned to crawl, pull herself up and communicate in new ways, I find myself being needed more than ever, with a waking baby in the night who wants to nurse.

The Surprising Way I Unblocked My Breasts' Milk Ducts

Stephanie Land | Posted 07.21.2015 | Parents
 Stephanie Land

My boobs reached a "C" cup by the time I started high school. I feared they'd keep growing until they looked like my mom's, whose breasts hung almost to her belly button like old balloons with liquid areolas taking up the base. They floated on their own in water.

I'm a Lactivist And I Hated Nursing

Iulia Gulia | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Iulia Gulia

I nursed my son for two years and I hope to do the same with my daughter. I fully believe that "breast is best" (at least most of the time), and I will gladly talk your ear off about the benefits of nursing. But would you believe me if I told you that I hated nursing so much that I almost quit?

Breastfeeding A Toddler

Shaney Vijendranath | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Shaney Vijendranath

I always knew I wanted to breastfeed, I just didn't realize how difficult it would be to wean off.

Advice for Overcoming Breastfeeding Roadblocks | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents

Knowing the benefits is only a part of what allows you to achieve the "winning goal" of exclusive breastfeeding. It's also important to have good information and support on your side.

Nursing Your Baby: Sometimes It Takes a Village

Dr. Juli Fraga | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
Dr. Juli Fraga

When my newborn daughter came home from the hospital, her weight dropped because she was not receiving enough milk from me. I felt utterly helpless because my body was not able to do the one thing I most needed it to do: supply nourishment for my newborn daughter.

Breastfeeding During the Holidays

Joy Kosak | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Joy Kosak

Between minimal downtime, extra social engagements and close quarters with extended family, you may find yourself wondering when and how you're going to nurse or pump. With a few tips and tricks, you can make everything flow more smoothly.

11 Breastfeeding Tips From The Experts

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.20.2013 | Parents

Study after study has confirmed that the benefits of breastfeeding are plentiful. This spring, researchers from Brown University used MRIs to show tha...

Breasts: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know But Never Thought To Ask

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 09.26.2012 | Parents
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Did you ever wonder why men have nipples or what's really in breast milk?

8 Ways To Make Breastfeeding Easier

ivillagelogo | Posted 06.21.2012 | Parents

Written by Gina LaGuardia and Patty Onderko for iVillage Breastfeeding may be the healthiest choice for your baby, but that doesn't mean it's alway...

The Truth about Breastfeeding

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.24.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

Let's agree up front that it's true that breastfeeding is better for Baby and Mother. There is no question about that. Ever. However, having done it t...

Will the Decline of Formula Freebies Lead to Better Breastfeeding Practices in Hospitals?

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 12.10.2011 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

Why is it that so many new moms leave the maternity ward toting a bag packed with free formula samples? Doesn't this undermine plans they might have had to breastfeed? Studies show it does.

Breastfeeding Sometimes Sucks

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.22.2011 | Parents
Toni Nagy

The benefits of breastfeeding are many. But let me also tell you some of the things that can seriously suck about breastfeeding.