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Family Leave Programs Should Favor Women Over Men

Janis Powers | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Janis Powers

Make no mistake, however. There's nothing gender neutral about having a baby. Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum recovery are strictly women's issues. Since healthy women are the foundation for producing healthy babies, the design of any family leave program must prioritize the needs of women over those of men.

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?

A High-Wire Act: 9 Tips for New Moms on the Job

Kim Turner | Posted 05.10.2015 | Parents
Kim Turner

To prepare for the arrival of my daughter, fourteen months old this Mother's Day, I turned to friends and family for advice on strollers, swaddles, bottles and more. Many had long lists of registry suggestions, from life-saving nipple cream to hands-free pumping bras (all very new to me).

Court Tosses Breastfeeding Discrimination Case Because Men Can Lactate Too

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.11.2015 | Parents

One mom's breastfeeding discrimination case is making headlines after a court's surprising decision. In late 2012, former Nationwide employee Angel...

Breastfeeding Woes: My Experience With Lactation Mastitis

Tai Gooden | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Tai Gooden

Many moms are not able to easily find other employment and they have to suffer through several work hours without pumping. Moms shouldn't have to deal with lactation mastitis because they are working to care for their child.

Smart Bedsharing Gives Breastfeeding Mothers More Sleep

Diana West | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Diana West

Bedsharing works so well because breastfeeding mothers and babies are hardwired to be together during vulnerable sleep periods.

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.

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.

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

Brian Leaf | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

Breast milk is beyond science. We have yet to fully understand it, and we will certainly never reproduce its equal in a laboratory. It is a mystery, like quantum physics and black holes and the appeal of Bikram yoga.

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.

19 Things That Would Be True If Men Could Breastfeed

Lyz Lenz | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

People who asked a man to "cover up" while breastfeeding could face a fine up to $2,000 or jail time for discrimination.

Will New Moms Pay A Male Breast Masseur?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.16.2013 | Business

Yang Jun is China's latest male breast masseur, and he's not going to let his parents' disapproval, his girlfriend's jealously or anybody's snickering...

Why I Nursed My Toddler At LEGOLAND

Katharine McKinney | Posted 07.27.2013 | Parents
Katharine McKinney

I had a decision to make. Do I make a production out of gathering up the older children, which could actually take until closing, while the 2-year-old cries, disturbing those around him? Do I wander around an unfamiliar mall in an strange city trying to find a more discreet place to nurse my son?

Did Dinosaurs Make 'Milk?'

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.14.2013 | Science

How did baby dinosaurs get enough nutrients to grow into giant beasts? Dinosaur "milk." At least that's the idea put forth in a new paper by Dr. Paul ...

What No One Would Admit To Me About Breastfeeding | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents

Five days after the birth of my first daughter, I held her in my arms as my husband held me. My head was bent against his shoulder and I was sobbing so heavily that I shook. I could barely breathe, but I pushed out the words: "I. Just. Want. To. Feed. My. Baby."

Reasonable Break Time Provided Amidst the Breastfeeding Media Craze

Marcy Karin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents
Marcy Karin

Not enough working moms or their employers know about these new breastfeeding at work rights (and their limitations).

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.

People Are Baby Crazy -- In a Scary Way

Monica Wyche | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Monica Wyche

Was I pimping out my child for the entertainment of the elderly? And if so, is that a bad thing?

'Strange Sex': Man Battles ED By Breastfeeding

Posted 07.16.2012 | TV

There is a booming pharmaceutical industry out there to help men deal with erectile dysfunction. But 34-year old Jeff has found a more natural remedy,...

Mother's Day: Celebrating the Universal Maternal Divine

Donna Henes | Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

This Mother's Day, let us toast our universal Maternal Creatrix, our mutual Mother Earth, our biological mothers, and our own mothering impulses with the nurturing milk of human kindness.

Katherine Bindley

Super Bowl Breastfeeding Room Bonds Moms, Football | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.03.2012 | Parents

It's hard to say how many of the estimated 300,000 people descending upon Indianapolis for the Super Bowl this weekend are nursing mothers. But for th...

Who Thinks Pregnant Women Are Sexy?

Jena Pincott | Posted 12.17.2011 | Parents
Jena Pincott

A new study found that respondents who eroticized pregnancy and breastfeeding had significantly more younger siblings than expected by chance.

Are Breastfeeding Activists Attacking The Wrong Group?

| Posted 12.07.2011 | Parents

By Joanna Weiss (Click here for the original article.) Raise a (nonalcoholic, noncaffeinated) toast! This is World Breastfeeding Week—in Canada, ...