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Formula Feeding

Why New York's Baby Formula Regulation Is Infuriating

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 10.25.2016 | Parents

There is a new regulation in New York that will forbid the state’s 126 birthing hospitals from giving out formula goodie bags, which usually include...

Breast Isn't Always Best: My Case for Formula Feeding

Eileen Vincett | Posted 01.20.2017 | Parents
Eileen Vincett

My baby was born healthy but did not take to breastfeeding. I tried every position possible and read every article I could find. I was going to breastfeed! I have built a successful career in New York City and now London for crying out loud! This should be easy and what my body was built to do!!

26 Photos That Show The Beautiful Ways Moms Feed Their Babies

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.30.2015 | Parents

Staci Caspers and Justine Temke, who are moms, doulas and certified lactation educator counselors, created a photo project that they hope will help br...

Model Coco Rocha Has A Clear Message For Bottle-Shaming Commenters On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents

When Canadian model Coco Rocha received criticism for posting an Instagram photo that indicated she feeds her baby daughter formula, she put an end to...

When Breastfeeding Isn't Best Feeding

Jennifer Legra | Posted 09.16.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Legra

When breastfeeding began, I had the same thoughts that I imagine a lot of women had: Is she getting enough? Am I doing this right? Is she still hungry? Will I know if she's still hungry? I wasn't thinking these thoughts maniacally but like all new things, you wonder how you're doing at it.

19 Moms Show There's No One Right Way To Feed A Baby

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents

Two months after her "United We Feed" photo series went viral, photographer Caitlin Domanico is still expanding her inclusive project about the many w...

It's Not About the Brelfie

Suzanne Barston | Posted 05.29.2016 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

This is not about photos. This is not about who has it worse. This is not even about breastfeeding and formula-feeding anymore. It's about how we view motherhood as a competition, how the powers that be monopolize on this competition and how the media loves to encourage it

To Promote Breastfeeding, Fewer Hospitals Hand Out Formula

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Fewer U.S. hospitals are giving away free infant formula, a new study finds, a shift that may help...

Let's Stop Shaming Mothers for Feeding Their Babies

Jennifer Brenan | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Brenan

How about when you see me breastfeeding, you don't stare or look disgusted? How about you just go about your business and not give it a second thought? How about you don't worry what your children will think? They will think it's normal if you don't make it an issue.

My Breasts Belong To Me

Kim Simon | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Kim Simon

When you finally think that you deserve to say you have it all figured out, that your breasts and your body belong to you, they don't anymore. Perhaps that is where the story begins. When your love affair with your body becomes foreign and familiar, all at once.

22 Ways To Support Other Parents During #ISupportYou Week

Suzanne Barston | Posted 01.04.2015 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

There are many definitions for the word support. And many arguments within the parenting community about what that word should mean, could mean, does mean.

You Don't Need to Know Why I'm Not Breastfeeding, Because it Shouldn't Matter

Suzanne Barston | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

This Tower of (breastfeeding) Babble has reached a fever pitch. It's time for it to come down. Pick up your axe and start chopping. And next time someone asks, simply tell them, "You don't need to know why I don't breastfeed. Because it shouldn't matter."

What 'I Support You' Really Means

Kim Simon | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

I Support You isn't just about discussing how we feed. It is us, pleading with you, to take care of each other.

What the Experts Didn't Tell Me About Formula

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

I tried to shake off the formula-shaming, even as it added layers of worry to my already tired parent-of-newborn mind. It's not like there was anything else I could do about it: I had no breasts, and neither did my husband.

Faith And The Art Of Formula Feeding

Karyn Thurston | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Karyn Thurston

I never had any doubts or questions about how I was going to feed my child. I knew it would hurt, and be hard, but I never doubted it would ultimately work.

30 Ways Breastfeeding and Formula-Feeding Are Exactly the Same

Kim Simon | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

7. You will wonder if you're doing it wrong, and convince yourself that everyone else has learned how to do it right.

Supporting Formula-Feeding Moms During World Breastfeeding Week

Seleni Institute | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Seleni Institute

As an advocate for formula-feeding families, I believe this week is the perfect time to spread our own message about the importance of self-care, individuality and confidence.

How Breastfeeding Gave Me My Power Back

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 10.04.2014 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

It took me three years and several rounds of IVF to get pregnant and I was acutely aware that this would most likely be the only time I would ever be able to experience it. In my mind, I worked hard and paid a lot of money to get knocked up, so I wanted to enjoy all of the bells and whistles.

Why We Created 'I Support You' -- And Where We Stand A Year Later

Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents

Last year, in honor of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, HuffPost Parents worked with Kim Simon, Suzanne Barston and Jamie Gr...

6 Things I Know Now About Breastfeeding

Kim Simon | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

Breastfeeding is one of the most wonderful, heart-wrenching, soul-healing, self-doubting, self-confidence crushing and self-confidence boosting experiences I've ever had.

All Parents Deserve a Seat at the Consumer Protection Table: An Open Letter to Public Citizen

Suzanne Barston | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

Women deserve to know the full range of medically viable options for feeding their children, in an unbiased, accurate, and judgment-free manner, and a consumer protection organization should be at the forefront of that fight.


Marina Sbrochi | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Marina Sbrochi

I've breastfed and I've formula fed and I double dog dare you to be correct when you tell me which child is which.

The Fairytale and Reality of New Motherhood

Nitzia Logothetis | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Nitzia Logothetis

Without acknowledging the steep learning curve, and without putting in place good support systems, the message is that early motherhood is just another everyday task and that caring for a new baby is a natural skill that will come easily.

6 Things You Should Never Say To A Formula-Feeding Mom -- And 2 Things To Say Instead

Suzanne Barston | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

We need to open an honest dialogue about the first raw days of new parenthood and how we can help each other through it. That can start by acknowledging the offensive and hurtful things we sometimes say to each other.

Why There Are No Winners in the Battle of Breast vs. Bottle

Suzanne Barston | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

What the Golen/Ramsey study shows should not be controversial. It's proof that whether a woman chooses, or is capable of, feeding a baby from her breast is not what defines her as a mother.