breastfeeding

Monsanto’s Roundup Found in the Breast Milk of U.S. Mothers

Monsanto’s Roundup Found in the Breast Milk of U.S. Mothers

Glyphosate-containing herbicides, which fall under many trademarks such as Monsanto’s ‘Roundup,’ are top selling herbicides in the world and now they are popping up in the breast milk of

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BOOK REVIEW: The Kind Mama by Alicia Silverstone

BOOK REVIEW: The Kind Mama by Alicia Silverstone

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Award Winning ‘Latch’ Campaign Rates Breastfeeding Friendly Establishments in NYC

Award Winning ‘Latch’ Campaign Rates Breastfeeding Friendly Establishments in NYC

Four graduate students at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service took home the gold in the third annual National Invitational Public Policy Challenge for their proposal

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Firefly Infant Phototherapy Device Treats Jaundice & Saves Infants Lives in Developing Nations

Firefly Infant Phototherapy Device Treats Jaundice & Saves Infants Lives in Developing Nations

Nearly 3 in 5 babies (or 60%) are born with jaundice, a condition that leaves their skin and eyes with a yellowish tint due to excess bilirubin in their blood. In most cases, newborns will recover without

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Mothers in the United Arab Emirates are Now Required to Breastfeed their Children by Law

Mothers in the United Arab Emirates are Now Required to Breastfeed their Children by Law

Photo by Shutterstock The Federal National Council has passed a clause in the Child Rights law that requires all mothers to breastfeed, because as Sultan Al Sammahi (Fujairah), a member of the council

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Pope Francis Encourages Mothers to Breastfeed Their Babies During Baptism at Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis Encourages Mothers to Breastfeed Their Babies During Baptism at Sistine Chapel

Photo by neneo / Shutterstock.com The leader of the Roman Catholic church is unequivocally and refreshingly an advocate of breastfeeding in public. There have been previous reports in recent news that

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6 Ways Dads Can Help Promote Breastfeeding Success

6 Ways Dads Can Help Promote Breastfeeding Success

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Hector Cruz’s Campaign ‘Project: Breastfeeding’ Depicts New Dads’ Support for Breastfeeding Success

Hector Cruz’s Campaign ‘Project: Breastfeeding’ Depicts New Dads’ Support for Breastfeeding Success

When Hector Cruz’s daughter Sophia came into the world, the last thing he thought he’d become was an avid breastfeeding advocate — yet that’s exactly what happened. While sharing

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The Year in Review: Uplifting, Inspiring & Wacky News Stories of 2013

The Year in Review: Uplifting, Inspiring & Wacky News Stories of 2013

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PHOTO: Gisele Bündchen Breastfeeds Her Daughter While Getting Glam

PHOTO: Gisele Bündchen Breastfeeds Her Daughter While Getting Glam

Remember when Gisele Bündchen said she thought that women the world over should be required to breastfeed by law? The model mom is practicing what she preaches by proudly nursing her 1 year-old daughter,

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From The Executive Producers of The Business of Being Born, ‘Breastmilk’ the Movie Premieres this Week

From The Executive Producers of The Business of Being Born, ‘Breastmilk’ the Movie Premieres this Week

From the moment they share that they’re pregnant, most women are inundated with, “Breast is best” speeches about breastfeeding. Yet, while there’s plenty of research backing up

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Infant Formula Donations Discouraged in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

Infant Formula Donations Discouraged in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, well-meaning people all over the world are sending support, supplies and cash donations to the Philippines. But there’s one donation that absolutely no one should be

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Britain is Paying Moms £200 to Breastfeed for Six Months

Britain is Paying Moms £200 to Breastfeed for Six Months

Photo by Shutterstock We’ve all heard that breast is best. Breastfeeding protects babies against illness, offers them the best nutrition possible and has plenty of benefits for mamas too. However,

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Harmful Bacteria Including Human Waste Found in Breast Milk Purchased Online

Harmful Bacteria Including Human Waste Found in Breast Milk Purchased Online

Photo by Shutterstock We’ve all heard that breast is best, but you can’t stick to this rule across the board. Because some mamas have a hard time breastfeeding, but also know how awesome

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Don’t Forget to Bond with Baby if You’re Texting & Web Surfing While Breastfeeding

Don’t Forget to Bond with Baby if You’re Texting & Web Surfing While Breastfeeding

Photo by Shutterstock There’s a new wave of mothers who are texting and plugging in to the Internet quite a bit while breastfeeding. Author and midwife Jodilyn Owen, CPM, LM, recently asked a group

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LactMed App Advises Which Medications are Compatible With Breastfeeding

LactMed App Advises Which Medications are Compatible With Breastfeeding

Photo via Shutterstock As if breastfeeding didn’t have enough learning curves, it gets more complex when you aren’t sure which medications are safe (or not) to take while breastfeeding.

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Study Finds Extroverted Mothers are More Likely to Breastfeed

Study Finds Extroverted Mothers are More Likely to Breastfeed

Image courtesy of Shutterstock A new analysis, published online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, shows that if you’re extroverted and less anxious you’re far more likely to breastfeed and

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The Medical Community Is Failing Breastfeeding Moms – How To Find The Support You Need

The Medical Community Is Failing Breastfeeding Moms – How To Find The Support You Need

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Before my son was born I figured breastfeeding would be a snap. Honestly, how hard could it be? One, attach baby. Two, baby nurses. The end. Ha. When my son was a newborn he

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