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World Breastfeeding Week

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...

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.

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.

10 Truths For Breastfeeding Mothers

Mama Bean | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

In no other situation would it be OK to walk into a room full of strangers and say, "Hi, I'm Louise, the one with the bleeding nipples." Never before would I have imagined that that particular sentence would have left my mouth (at all, let alone in public.)

Letting Go Of Breastfeeding

Kate Baer | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Kate Baer

It is always the hardest part of parenting for me. It's not the high-pitched whining or marker on the bedspread or bananas thrown on the floor. It isn't even the metal tractor I stepped on yesterday. It is always, always the letting go.

The Heartbreak Of Weaning

Amy Wruble | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Amy Wruble

When it came time to have my own child, I knew breastfeeding was doctor recommended, so I put it on my to-do list, like getting the car seat installed or learning baby CPR. I had no idea I'd love it.

Glamour Magazine Features Gorgeous Photo Of Olivia Wilde Breastfeeding Her Son

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents

In the September issue of Glamour magazine, Olivia Wilde -- who welcomed baby Otis with fiancé Jason Sudeikis in April -- talks about her experience ...

The Contradictory Truth About Breastfeeding

CT Working Moms | Posted 10.04.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Breastfeeding is the most foreign natural thing I've ever done.

Alanis Morissette Shares Breastfeeding Photo

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents

In case you haven't realized yet, it's World Breastfeeding Week! People all over the globe are joining in the celebration -- even celebrities. On ...

The Secret Every New Mom Should Remember

Kim Simon | Posted 10.04.2014 | Parents
Kim Simon

You will never stop worrying, or doubting yourself, but you will have more proof that you are doing it right. Each day that passes is another day that you get to take credit for.

66 Places Women Have Breastfed Without Incident

Dr. G | Posted 10.04.2014 | Parents
Dr. G

Breastfeeding is hard! All of the mandates and rules and guidelines and recommendations seem to forget that one, central fact. Those guidelines aren't wrong, or bad, but they don't always tell the whole story.

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...

On The Completely Wonderful World Of Extended Breastfeeding

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Katie Mgongolwa

I hope during World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) we are able to have a dialogue that acknowledges that breastfeeding past the age of 1 is normal, and healthy, and wonderful -- not weird or sexual or gross.