breastfeeding

4 Big Things You Need to Know About Exercising While Breastfeeding

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Many women have questions, concerns and doubts regarding exercise while breastfeeding.  Is it okay? Will it affect my milk supply? Will it change the taste of my milk? Will it affect the baby'? Are certain exercises better than others? And the list goes on. Here are four important facts that might answer some of your... read more

Latest Breastfeeding Benefit Means Great Things for Baby’s Longterm Health

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The latest analysis from a cohort formed to anaylze the effects of breastfeeding on baby's health found that breastfeeding baby at and after two years old will help reduce his risk of obesity when he's 20 years old. Pretty awesome, huh? Led by Marie Françoise Rolland-Cacher and her colleagues at the Nutritional Epidemiology... read more

Mom’s Honest Breastfeeding Pic Goes Viral and Is Met With Harsh Criticism

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Breastfeeding is not only one of the hardest things a new mom can do, it's also one of the most beautiful -- but not in a necessarily traditional glamorous way. Arizona mom of twins, Sky Boucher, proved that point by posting an unapologetic photo on Facebook that's created a stir of controversy and has gone viral. Sky... read more

This Mom’s Supply of Breast Milk Broke the Guinness World Record

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If you've ever thought that you've pumped so much breast milk that no other woman could have possibly pumped as much as you (which is definitely a common feeling), you've still got a ways to go before you catch up to Amelia Boomker. The Bolingbrook, Illinois, mom of four just broke the Guinness World Record... read more

Breastfeeding Your Toddler? Here’s Why Dental Care Is Essential

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Led by Benjamin Chaffee, research fresh out of the University of California, San Francisco found that breastfeeding a child older than two years can lead to a greater risk of severe early tooth decay, which makes great dental care all the more important. The study, which took place at the University of California... read more

Dads Take Photos of Themselves ‘Breastfeeding’ to Show Their Support

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If you've ever wondered if any men know how much of a mental, emotional and physical act breastfeeding is, the answer is yes. Hector Cruz, who was very concerned about his wife Nicole last year when she struggled with breastfeeding their newborn daughter and hired a lactation consultant to help, quickly realized that most of... read more

Does Breastfeeding Make Moms Smarter?

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The latest study performed by sociologists at Brigham Young University found a major clue that tells the story about why breastfed babies are so smart: Their moms! (Duh.) Led by Ben Gibbs, researchers are Brigham Young found that there are two major parenting skills that help give babies the notable cognitive boost: The... read more

New Study Says Breastfeeding Benefits Are ‘Overrated’: What Do You Think?

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Have you heard that the benefits of breastfeeding baby may not actually be "benefits" at all? Researchers from Ohio State University led by Cynthia Colen, the assistant professor of sociology, found that when siblings raised in the same family were fed differently (meaning one was breastfed, the other wasn't), the long-term health results... read more

Mayim Bialik Reminds Us All What Breastfeeding in Public Is Really About

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Let's all give a serious hat-tip to Mayim Bialik, okay? The mama of two recently opened up to Huffington Post about everybody's favorite topic: breastfeeding. The celeb, who's a big believer in attachment parenting, spoke openly with HuffPo about the bias on nursing in public and why everyone needs a beginner's... read more

Should Hospitals Ban Formula from the Maternity Ward?

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Though some hospitals have already banned formula from the maternity ward, new research performed by UC Davis found that mothers who feed their newborns formula in the hospital are less likely to fully breastfeed their babies -- and are more likely to quit breastfeeding early. The research, titled In-Hospital Formula Shortens Breastfeeding Duration,... read more