Denying new mothers the right to breastfeed can land you in jail in Indonesia.
Women rely on both breast feeding and bottles to feed their babies, says a group that supports nursing in public. So why does Sesame Street show bottle-feeding exclusively?
Boobs and babes took center stage Wednesday morning as nursing mothers held “nurse-ins” at Target stores across the country to assert their right to breast-feed their children in public.
If shopping at Target is part of your Wednesday morning plans, here’s hoping you’re not squeamish about public breast-feeding.
It’s long been a staple of new motherhood — the diaper discharge bag, a carry-all stuffed with free formula samples that hospitals bequeath to women leaving the hospital. Who doesn’t love free swag?
Breast-feeding may be natural but that doesn’t mean it comes easily to every new mom. A new study in the August edition of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology finds that women who struggle to breast-feed in the first two weeks …
The benefits of breast-feeding seem limitless. It’s been linked to improved brain development and better immunity in babies; less postpartum depression and lower cancer risk in mothers; and better mother-infant bonding. Now a new review of recent research offers another reason for new mothers to nurse: protection against sudden infant …
I’m attending the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Orlando, Fla., where an interesting study was presented Monday about the potential of breast milk to help, of all things, prevent cancer.
Alternative medicine is far more commonplace today than it was in the past. Herbs and natural remedies can, in many cases, be effective at soothing colds and addressing muscle aches and plenty of other ailments. But a verdict
Advice around breast-feeding can drive new mothers mad, but a new study suggests that the long pregnancies and lactation periods of our prehistoric mamas are responsible for the relatively big brains that differentiate humans …
Thanks to remarkable advances in both detecting and treating cancer, young children who are diagnosed with various forms of the disease have an 80% chance of surviving into healthy adulthood.
No doubt, using a breast pump to express breast milk doesn’t rank very highly on any woman’s list of Fun Things To Do.