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Bed-Sharing Aids Breastfeeding, but Is It Safe?

Action Points<p>Mothers who slept in the same bed with their infants breastfed more and longer than those who slept separately, a study found, but this …

Breastfeeding concerns common among new mothers

During their child's first two months of life, most new mothers have concerns about breastfeeding that make them consider giving up and switching to formula, according to a new study.<p>Ninety-two percent of mothers surveyed when their baby was three days old were worried about breastfeeding - for …

Basically All Moms Have Trouble Breastfeeding, Says Study

Ladies who have decided to breastfeed and have enjoyed a cake walk are a rare bird in motherhood, according to an albeit not very large study. To …

Infant bed-sharing tied to longer breastfeeding

Sharing the bed with baby may make it easier for mothers to breastfeed for the full time that health experts recommend, suggests a new study. Current …

Teach Me How To Breast Feed [MUSIC VIDEO]

Why New Mothers Stop Breast-Feeding

While nearly all mothers start breast-feeding their newborns, about half stop after a few weeks. The latest study explains why.<p>A team of researchers …

To Succeed At Breast-Feeding, Most New Moms Could Use Help

The majority of new mothers try to breast-feed. But it's not easy.<p>Only 13 percent manage to breast-feed exclusively for the six months that are recommended for a baby's health. And, as you might expect, the moms who have trouble with breast-feeding in the first week with a new baby are the ones …

The Bogus Breastfeeding Debate Over Nursing Older Kids

Nursing a child until he’s ready to stop offers physical and emotional benefits. By Diane Wiessinger.<p>Despite the brouhaha, <i>Time</i> magazine’s recent …

Longer-term breastfeeding: a father's perspective

During the recent furore over longer-term breastfeeding, little was heard from the male perspective. Mark Calaway, whose wife still breastfeeds their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, says he is proud of her – but it doesn't make for an easy life<p>As the storm over that issue of Time magazine begins …

The top four reasons moms stop breastfeeding--and what we can do about them

A study just came out in the journal <i>Pediatrics</i> saying that only a third of the mothers who plan on exclusively breastfeeding for three months or more …

A breastfeeding doll? Yes, we should teach children it's normal

The fuss about the 'Breast Milk Baby' is misplaced – anything that breaks taboos about breastfeeding should be welcomed<p>The debate surrounding the "Breast Milk Baby", a doll that allows children to pretend to breastfeed, highlights how confused we are about breastfeeding. So confused in fact, that a …

Pregnancy - Articles and Advice

So much happens during pregnancy that it's basic definition—the period of time when a human being grows from the combination of genetic material from …

Breastfeeding saves lives – it's time for warnings on formula milk

Breastmilk could save 830,000 babies' lives a year. Westerners squeamish about warnings on packets should see the big picture<p>We live in a divided world, but the first months of our lives are the most divisive of all. Globally, millions of babies and children die each year before their fifth …

Save the Children Calls for Increased Breastfeeding in First Hour After Birth

I have traveled to both Kenya and Ethiopia over the past year and half, and what I can say as someone who has newly traveled to the continent is that breastfeeding seems to be the norm among childbearing women there, just judging by the number of women I have seen breastfeeding as well as the …

Pregnancy

5 Signs You Have Good Breastfeeding Class

Taking a breastfeeding class is a fairly common occurrence these days. Mothers and fathers know that they need help with breastfeeding basics and …

Breastfeeding problems rarely lead to serious illness, study shows

Breastfed babies admitted to hospital with dehydration or weight loss rarely suffered serious damage, researchers find<p>Very few babies become dehydrated and seriously ill because they are not getting enough milk from breastfeeding, according to a study that calls for better support for mothers to …

I got wildly conflicting breastfeeding advice from 12 midwives

Some health professionals really know their stuff and do care – but they are in the minority<p>It was nearly 10 years ago when I had my first child, put her to the breast and discovered it wasn't going to be as easy as I thought. I asked 12 midwives for advice. They all gave me wildly conflicting …

Breastfeeding While Traveling? Here’s How To Make It Work

So, you're a <b>breastfeeding working mom</b>. You've returned to the grind, found your rhythm and you're finally starting to feel like you're getting the …

Love grows from breastfeeding

Mother of two Debby Lam breastfed her eldest son until he was one-year old, and she is breastfeeding her younger son as well. <br>"Breastfeeding is not …

Could Formula Help Breastfeeding Moms?

Efforts to increase breastfeeding in the U.S. have focused heavily on curbing babies' exposure to infant formula in the hours and days after they are born. Several states have banned the inclusion of free formula samples in gift bags regularly given to mothers when they leave the hospital, and many …

5 Guilt-Free Things You Can Do While Breastfeeding

I remember feeling like I had a baby permanently attached to my boob for the first three months after giving birth and for much of the time for the …

Breastfeeding figures fall as NHS budget is cut

Lack of support for new mothers in England leads to first drop in breastfeeding for nearly a decade, say midwives<p>The number of new mothers attempting to breastfeed has fallen in England for the first time in almost a decade.<p>New figures suggest that 5,700 fewer women initiated breastfeeding with …

Breastfeeding shunned as new mums deem it 'unnatural and abnormal' | Life and style | The Observer

New mothers ‘shunning’ breastfeeding

Breastfeeding has fallen in popularity with new mothers for the first time in a decade, according to official figures.<p>The practice was adopted by …

Breastfeeding Benefits: Breastfed Children More Likely To Climb The Social Ladder (STUDY)

By: Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience Staff Writer<p>Published: 06/24/2013 06:37 PM EDT on LiveScience<p></p><p> Children who are breast-fed may be more likely to reach a higher social class than their parents, a new study finds.</p><p> The researchers looked at about 34,000 people in the U.K., either born in …

This breastfeeding 'cat fight' sets mothers up to fail

With support funding cut, and negative messages about the 'breastapo', even I, a doula, am sick of breastfeeding<p>This National Breastfeeding Awareness Week all I want to do is stop talking about breastfeeding, shut up the milk bar and take an interest in something more purposeful, like terrariums or …