breastfeeding

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

Human Breast Milk Saves Puppy’s Life

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Woman Breastfeeds Puppy To Save Its Life.” It sounds like a headline dragged straight from the trashiest of grocery store checkout line gossip rags, but apparently, this one is true. A woman, who prefers to remain anonymous, told news outlets in her Colorado home town that she was fostering a litter of orphaned... read more

Another Mom Is Kicked Out of Court for Breastfeeding — and We’re Not Surprised

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Not too long ago, a Connecticut mom was asked to leave a courtroom for breastfeeding her baby. Ironically enough, Connecticut law actually says women have the right to nurse anywhere, anytime. Shortly after, another nursing mom was kicked out of a Victoria's Secret store and told to nurse her baby in... read more

Male Lawmakers Want to Make Breastfeeding Mandatory for Baby’s First Two Years

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Lawmakers in Abu Dhabi have proposed that all new moms breastfeed their babies until the age of two, as part of a new law legislatures are desperately trying to pass in the United Arab Emirates. The breastfeeding clause, which was passed by Abu Dhabi's Federal National Council in January, will be part of... read more

Humiliated Mom Kicked Out of Victoria’s Secret Store for Breastfeeding

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Here's something that won't -- at all -- surprise you, but will definitely disappoint the pants off your Friday afternoon: A breastfeeding mom was denied the right to nurse in a Victoria's Secret store in Texas recently. And, here's the real treat: She was told to go into an alley. AN ALLEY. The... read more

The Breastfeeding Benefit You Haven’t Heard Of Yet

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Want to do something today that may make aging easier on your body? Start breastfeeding, mom! Researchers in China recently found that women who breastfed may lower their risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis later in life. But, uh, what exactly is rheumatoid arthritis? The painful form of arthritis typically causes swelling, stiffness and... read more

Why You Need to Meet With a Lactation Consultant Today

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Breastfeeding? New mom? You need a lactation consultant -- like, yesterday. According to research pulled from two separate clinical trials, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, researchers have found that periodic meetings with a lactation consultant encourages women traditionally resistant to breastfeeding to do so. The results of the... read more