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World Breastfeeding Week

The Final Verdict On Breastfeeding

Meredith Masony | Posted 11.25.2015 | Parents
Meredith Masony

It amazes me that breastfeeding is still being discussed. Check out my video on what I think about breastfeeding.

How B*tchy Resting Face Helped Me Breastfeed

Karen Sewell | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Karen Sewell

Truly, I credit my BRF with the success I have experienced in my efforts to breastfeed my child. I believe that it's because of my b*tchy resting face, and not an educated or broadly supportive public, that I have been generally been left well enough alone while engaging in this activity whilst in public.

I Got Shamed For Nursing My Son For 'Way Too Long'

April McCormick | Posted 08.07.2015 | Parents
April McCormick

I nursed my son for two years and four months. It was not easy, or always pleasant, and certainly not always met with encouragement, but I did it because the little voice inside my heart said, Don't stop it's not time, yet.

To the Mothers Who Couldn't Breastfeed

Stephanie Baroni-Cook | Posted 08.07.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Baroni-Cook

If you formula feed, I do not judge you. I don't know you struggle, I don't know your reasons, but I do know you believe you are giving your child the best life you can-- just as I believe I am giving mine.

Should All Moms Have Paid Maternity Leave?

Mama Bean | Posted 08.07.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

Can you hear us, government? It is 2015 and moms, real hard-working moms, are sacrificing or compromising their breastfeeding relationships due to your lack of maternity legislation.

The Best and Worst of Breastfeeding

Emma Saloranta | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents
Emma Saloranta

I always knew I wanted to nurse my baby. Before giving birth to my son, I had prepared for breastfeeding the best I could. But nursing my now 10-month-old child is one of the most beautiful, but also one of the hardest and most challenging things I've ever done.

Nursing at the Grocery Store

Mama Bean | Posted 08.05.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

My daughter, without a care in the world, lifted up her shirt and pretend-nursed her baby doll. It was all just so usual, so everyday, so normal. Because my daughter is a breastfeeding advocate -- she is normalizing the normal without even trying to... since this truly is her norm.

My Baby's Doctor Asked Why I Was 'Hell-Bent on Breastfeeding'

Tina Donvito | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents
Tina Donvito

If a woman desperately wants to nurse and thinks she can't because she doesn't have the resources or support of her child's doctors, there's something wrong. It's often due only to a mother's own advocacy and determination that she succeeds. Yes, I am hell-bent on breastfeeding. I wish more doctors felt the same.

25 Things I Want Breastfeeding Moms To Know

Wendy Wisner | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents
Wendy Wisner

We've all had days when we wanted to give up. Breastfeeding isn't all or nothing. It looks different for each mom and baby. And it is never anyone's place to judge a mom who chooses not to breastfeed. Whether or not you breastfed or were breastfed matters in many ways, and in many ways it doesn't matter at all.

My Breastfeeding Truth

Melissa Roy | Posted 08.04.2015 | 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.

16 Women Show What Pumping Means To Them

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 08.04.2015 | Parents

The theme for this year's World Breastfeeding Week is "Breastfeeding and Work." While we know that all parents work tirelessly to take care of their b...

18 Comics That Capture The Reality Of Breastfeeding

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents

Breastfeeding can be emotional, challenging and rewarding. It can also be funny. In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we've put together a roundup of...

Reflux, Colic and Breastfeeding -- Oh My! How Two Different Nursing Experiences Changed My Perspective

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Jennie Sutherland

Armed with the skills and confidence, I found nursing more natural (and fun) the second time around. Did I ever get to rockstar "second freezer" status? No. But I sure worked hard at it. Do I regret anything? No way. Each baby was different, each experience beautiful.

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.

To The Woman In The NICU Lactation Room

Carissa K | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

While I never spoke to you or even met your eyes, I think of you often. Your presence is now a concrete part of a significant and sacred memory.

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.

My First (and Last) 10 Days of Breastfeeding

Alexis Castellano | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Alexis Castellano

I was miserable for the first 10 days of my child's life. Breastfeeding was hard, but you were supposed to see it through, you shouldn't give up. It would get easier. It would become natural. On Avery's eleventh morning, she had a meltdown after I nursed her for two straight hours.

Arianna Huffington Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week With A Beautiful Throwback Photo

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.08.2014 | Parents

As part of HuffPost Parents' celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, which ended August 7, and National Breastfeeding Month, which continues through ...

Everything You Need To Know About Breastfeeding In The U.S., By The Numbers

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents

Breastfeeding is held up by doctors as the healthiest way for mothers to feed their babies. However, there are health issues, socioeconomic barriers a...

10 Things I Learned the Hard Way About Breastfeeding

April McCormick | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
April McCormick

Between learning the correct latch and the best hold, it took lots of time, patience, practice and pain for both my baby and me to get the hang of it.

What World Breastfeeding Week Means for HIV Positive Mothers

Anna Coutsoudis | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Anna Coutsoudis

The last 20 years or so have been very difficult years for HIV-infected mothers and health-care workers because of the huge dilemma around infant feeding.

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.

It Takes a Village to Breastfeed a Child

Emma Saloranta | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Emma Saloranta

If all children were breastfed within an hour of birth and given only breast milk for the first six months with continued breastfeeding up to the age of two, up to 800,000 child lives would be saved annually.

The Last Days of Mommymilk

Andrea Meyer | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Andrea Meyer

I stopped breastfeeding my son when he was 2 years, 7 months and 12 days old. It wasn't easy.

22 Candid Photos That Show How Beautiful Breastfeeding Really Is

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents

Inspired by her reluctance to nurse in public, one photographer and mother of four is seeking to normalize the sight of breastfeeding and show support...