breastfeeding

Mom Arrested After Drinking and Breastfeeding: Was She In the Wrong?

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In Arkansas, a waitress at Gusano's Pizzeria reported a woman to the police for consuming what she called was "drink after drink" of alcohol while breastfeeding her newborn daughter at the same time. The waitress, Jackie Conners, called the police while while Tasha Adams, the breastfeeding mom, sat feet away at a pizzeria... read more

Baby Isn’t Getting Enough Iodine from the Bottle — or the Breast

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A new recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) says that nursing and bottle-feeding moms need to take iodine capsules to provide a year's dose of iodine for herself and baby. Iodine is essential for the human body (which makes it a really, really big deal!) and without it, growth habits are stunted... read more

Introducing Solids While Breastfeeding May Prevent Allergies in Baby

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New research from the University of Southampton found that introducing baby to solid food with breast milk when they're 17 weeks could reduce his risk of any food allergy. The study, led by Dr. Kate Grimshaw, found that giving baby solid foods beside breastfeeding helps it develop a better, stronger immune system to... read more

Should Moms be Paid to Breastfeed?

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Leave it to the Brits to one-up us all, y'all. First, they gave us a king and now -- they're paying moms to breastfeed. The pilot scheme, a joint effort between the government and the medical research sector, is targeting moms in British areas like South Yorkshire and Derbyshire and a... read more

Bumpie Buzz: Holly Madison Dishes on How She Ditched the Baby Weight

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Why Is This Okay? Mom Reveals the Disgusting ‘Pumping Room’ She Was Forced to Use at Work

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In a heartbreaking tale of the less-than-livable conditions one mom was forced to use as a pumping room while at work, Bobbi Bockoras details how she ended up pumping to feed her daughter at 106 degrees on a dirty floor, with dead bugs as her only company. Below is the full text of Bobbi's story,... read more

Study Finds Breastfeeding Is Key to Autism Prevention

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A New-York based researcher has found that breastfeeding baby may help prevent autism. The research, performed by Gary Steinman, from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, has found that low levels of an insulin-like growth factor (a protein found in babies and adults) could help predict a baby's likelihood of developing autism later... read more

Planning to Breastfeed? Research Says Skin-to-Skin Contact Is Key

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For moms hoping to breastfeed, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests starting with skin-to-skin contact first. At an AAP National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, research was presented to highlight the fact that when a new mom intends to breastfeed and practices skin-to-skin in the delivery room, there was a greater likelihood that... read more

Outgoing Moms are More Likely to Breastfeed, Says Study

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Who said being too talkative was a bad thing? New research pinpoints extroverted moms as the ones most likely to breastfeed baby at birth -- and continue to do so. The findings from the study, published online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, shows that moms with certain personalities may need additional support and... read more

Buying Breast Milk Online? A Study Shows Increased Bacteria Risks

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With all the effort that goes into breastfeeding and especially pumping, every new mama knows she's not about to let a single drop go to waste. After all, breastfeeding for baby's first year can protect baby from infections and diseases, and reduce SIDS, diabetes and obesity risks. That's why mother's milk has frequently been dubbed "liquid gold." But not every mom can... read more