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Early childhood development begins with a mother's breast

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

Exclusive breastfeeding is the best way to give your child a great start in life. We all need to do everything in our power to support women who want ...

What You Didn't Know About Donor Milk

AWHONN | Posted 07.18.2016 | Women

Once a mother has passed all screening and her labs come back negative, she is approved to be a donor. Mothers can make a one-time donation or be repeat donors. However, if a mother continues to be a regular donor, the milk bank staff will follow-up regularly to ensure the mother has had no changes in her lifestyle or health.

Five-Way Food Fight

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Judy Frankel

With so many assaults on food lately, I had to zero in on the most urgent topics.

Are We Exclusive? A Look at the Evidence for Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF)

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health | Posted 08.04.2016 | Impact
SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

This week is World Breastfeeding Awareness Week - a time to draw attention to one of the most effective, yet arguably under-utilized, interventions to ensure newborns and children everywhere survive and thrive.

My Breastfeeding Truth

Melissa Roy | Posted 08.04.2016 | Parents
Melissa Roy

I am extremely pro-breastfeeding. I believe every child deserves to be breastfed if possible and have spent five and a half years breastfeeding my children so far. So this may come as a surprise to many: I don't love breastfeeding my children.

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...

The Problem With 'Discreet' Breastfeeding

Mama Bean | Posted 04.25.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

Like a storm, breastfeeding is a strange combination of magic and normalcy. It is something to marvel at and respect, not hide away.

Women Being Women Can Break The Internet

Jessica Martin-Weber | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Jessica Martin-Weber

From Kim Kardashian in Paper to Olivia Wilde breastfeeding in Glamour , people love to freak out over what women do with their bodies, how they dress them, how they share them, how many children they do or don't have with them and how they enjoy them.

Nursing My Baby From Miles Away

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

Forty eight hours after her birth, we discovered that she had not been nursing and in fact had not eaten at all since she was born. My heart dropped thinking I had failed my baby in the one area that was supposed to come naturally and that she depended on for her very survival. I hadn't fed my baby for two days.

Breastmilk: Film Review

Eden G. Fromberg, DO | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Eden G. Fromberg, DO

The film centers around and documents the stories and unscripted experiences of several women and families in New York City, meeting some during pregnancy and journeying with them through initial breastfeeding and the first year

'BREASTMILK,' a Documentary By Dana Ben-Ari, Premiers

Louise McCready Hart | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Louise McCready Hart

Opening this week in New York is Breastmilk, the first documentary on nursing that follows five new mothers as they navigate the uncharted waters of breastfeeding.

'Breastmilk' Trailer Reveals The Good, The Bad And The Unknown Of Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents

When Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein produced their documentary, The Business Of Being Born, their motivation for the film was not to politicize childbirt...

What Ricki Lake Wants Women To Do For Each Other

Posted 11.18.2013 | Women

"I would love to live in a society where we women support each other and stop judging," Ricki Lake told HuffPost Live's Caitlyn Becker on Nov. 15. ...

French Woman Offers To Breastfeed Babies Of Gay Male Couples

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2013 | Parents

PARIS (Reuters) - A woman has posted an offer on a French website to breast-feed babies of homosexual male couples for 100 euros ($130) a day, stirrin...

'Breasts': An Interview With Author Florence Williams

Molly Rauch | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Molly Rauch

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I sat down recently with Florence Williams, author of the book, BREASTS: A Natural and Unnatural History, to talk about breast health and what's really in our breast milk.

The Nasty Bias in Business Journalism

Liz Ryan | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

I wrote a story for about breastfeeding at work, and I talked about the fact that in the last report on family-friendly benefits...

Breastfeeding at Work, or Somebody Feed That Baby!

Liz Ryan | Posted 11.17.2012 | Parents
Liz Ryan

Flexible programs don't do a lot of good unless people actually use them.

Breastfeeding Support for Working Moms

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

I hope these tips help moms keep their supply up and continue breastfeeding when returning to work!

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?

Traveling While Breastfeeding? 13 Tips to Know Before Hitting the Road!

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 05.13.2013 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

Traveling while breastfeeding may seem a little daunting, so here's some advice to help you keep up your supply while traveling.

Katherine Bindley

Breast Milk Bank Shortages Prompt Concern | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.18.2011 | Parents

There's plenty of partisanship when it comes to the subject of breast milk. But one thing lactivists and formula-fans alike can agree on is that short...

8 New Inspiring Developments in the Fight Against Breast Cancer (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.03.2011 | Healthy Living

In the fight against any disease, there's always plenty of bad news to go around. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year, however, we hav...

Hey IRS: Give Breastfeeding Mothers A Break

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

The Internal Revenue Service does not allow nursing mothers to use their tax-sheltered health care accounts to pay for breastfeeding supplies, which includes breast pumps.