One of the surprising ways to boost breast-feeding rates among new moms may involve formula, according to the latest research.
This week, the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee launched a month-long campaign enlisting everyone — not just moms — to increase breast-feeding rates
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?
The American Academy of Pediatrics subtly turns the tables on the breast-feeding conversation with its updated guidelines. No longer is infant nutrition simply a lifestyle choice; it’s now a public health issue.
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?
Little girls love mimicking their mommies. They clomp around in high heels, push toy Dyson vacuums and tenderly strap stuffed animals into baby strollers. Big sisters — and brothers — who see their mothers nursing a new baby …
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 …
If the United States wants to significantly increase its breast-feeding rates, extending women’s maternity leave would be a good place to start, according to new research published today in the journal Pediatrics.
The secret to mother-baby bonding might be breast milk, according to new research that determines that breast-feeding mothers are more likely than formula-feeding moms to bond with their infants in the months after they’re …
When it is time to wean your baby off the bottle? This can be difficult for new parents to gauge, but a new study encourages families not to wait too long.
There are many contributors to childhood weight gain — diet, inactivity, genes — but a study released on Dec. 27 in Pediatrics identifies another potential cause: certain types of baby formula.