A new study suggests that breastfeeding and bedsharing may go hand in hand, but while more data supports breastfeeding, the …
While nearly all mothers start breast-feeding their newborns, about half stop after a few weeks. The latest study explains why.
Thanks to public-health messages, everyone pretty much knows that breast-feeding is beneficial for baby. But it’s also really good for mom, and now a new study quantifies just how good.
One of the surprising ways to boost breast-feeding rates among new moms may involve formula, according to the latest research.
Breastfeeding is no magic bullet against obesity, according to research that contradicts previously held beliefs about the scope of human milk’s capability.
Cesarean sections and breast feeding can have lifelong effects on a baby’s health, and researchers may have uncovered why.
This week, the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee launched a month-long campaign enlisting everyone — not just moms — to increase breast-feeding rates
Dr. Amy Tuteur says that New York City’s campaign to promote breast-feeding by restricting new moms’ access to baby formula is profoundly out of touch with the realities of motherhood. Find out why on our companion blog Ideas.
New York City is calling on hospitals to lock up infant formula like medication and lecture new mothers about the benefits of the breast. Is that going too far? Maybe not
Massachusetts has become the second state in the country whose hospitals ban free formula gifts to new moms — more than six years after then-Gov. Mitt Romney overturned the state’s first attempt to institute a ban. What happened?
American women’s low breast-feeding rates aren’t due to lack of desire, a new study finds. Moms say they want to breast-feed, but they end up falling short of their goals. Experts believe it’s due to lack of support.
Actress Jenna Elfman recently hosted 60 new and expectant moms at her house for a crash course in non-toxic living and why breast-feeding is “awesome.”
Breast-feeding advocates say the partnership between Newark, N.J., and Nestle — a major baby formula maker — to reduce childhood obesity and promote breast-feeding is inappropriate, like “R.J. Reynolds sponsoring an exercise program.”