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National Breastfeeding Month

5 Ways to Support Breastfeeding Moms

Joy Kosak | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents
Joy Kosak

Breastfeeding can be a challenge, so it's important to help moms through this critical time. Here are a few ways family and friends can support breastfeeding moms.

How Breastfeeding Brought Me Into My Power as a Woman

Sophie Darch McEntee | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Sophie Darch McEntee

As my daughter and I come to the end of our breastfeeding journey together, I rejoice, and I weep. Deeply... for I am still healing. And I am still celebrating the lessons.

Breastfeeding Woes: My Experience With Lactation Mastitis

Tai Gooden | Posted 08.26.2014 | 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.

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.

My Nursing Days Are Over

Cara Paiuk | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

The nursing and pumping drained me of my energy, the lack of sleep made me more than a little short-tempered and caring for two newborns and a toddler was even more challenging than I had anticipated.

Catherine Pearson

I Pumped For My Micro-Preemie

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.08.2013 | Parents

It took Amy, a married software developer, seven years and multiple rounds of IVF to get pregnant with her daughter, who is now 2. Amy had hoped to ha...

Catherine Pearson

How I Nursed After Breast Cancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents

Karey was diagnosed with breast cancer when her first baby, a girl, was just 7 months old. In this installment of The Breastfeeding Chronicles, the 31...

The Breastfeeding Chronicles: 'You Can Be A Hybrid Feeder!'

Posted 09.03.2013 | Parents

Ashleigh, 32, is a California-based, stay-at-home mom and blogger. She has a son who is 3 years old and a daughter who is almost 4 months old. In the ...

Catherine Pearson

I'm Ready To Wean My 2-Year-Old

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.28.2013 | Parents

Initially, Wendy's goal was to breastfeed her son, Hunter, for six months. But now he's 2 years old and they're still going, says the 43-year-old, ful...

Catherine Pearson

'My Son Didn't Completely Latch Until He Was 4 Months Old'

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents

Emily's son is now a perfectly healthy toddler, but he spent his first month in the hospital with serious cardiac problems, unable to nurse because it...

Catherine Pearson

Why We Need To Hear More Positive Breastfeeding Stories

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.22.2013 | Parents

Claudia, 32, a Chicago-based bankruptcy attorney, has a 3-year-old daughter she nursed for more than 10 months, until she got pregnant with her second...

Breastfeeding In Non-traditional Occupations is Key to Improving Access to Higher-Paying, Skilled Careers

Marcy Karin | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents
Marcy Karin

Scheduling inflexibility, lack of control over the availability and logistics of break time, insufficient privacy and sexual harassment are just some of the barriers nursing workers face with respect to expressing milk at work.

Catherine Pearson

'I'm The Only Person I Know Who Has Tandem Nursed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents

It's a prospect many women never consider: What would it be like to breastfeed two children -- born years apart -- at the same time? In the latest ins...

5 Ways To Change The Conversation About Breastfeeding And Formula

Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents

By Kim Simon, Suzanne Barston and Jamie Lynne Grumet Shame. Isolation. Guilt. Loneliness. Pride. Perseverance. Hope. Encouragement. La...

The Breastfeeding Chronicles: 'There Were Several Days When I Was Just Crying'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.02.2013 | Parents

The United States Breastfeeding Committee has named August National Breastfeeding Month, a time to focus on protecting and supporting breastfeeding in...

Lisa Belkin

Bloggers Start A Movement To Support All Moms, No Matter How They Feed

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.02.2013 | Parents

“When I was a Formula Mom, I used to pour formula into Medela bottles, so that the other moms at playgroup thought that it was pumped breastmilk. I ...

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?

Breastfeeding: Raising Awareness and Support During National Breastfeeding Month

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 10.01.2012 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

Join breastfeeding moms and advocates by observing National Breastfeeding Month during the month of August.

It's Official: August Is National Breastfeeding Month

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 10.16.2011 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

Many moms, medical experts, and lactation educators have long celebrated World Breastfeeding Month in August. But the United States Breastfeeding Committee has now proclaimed that August is officially National Breastfeeding Month.