Corporate social responsibility (and breastfeeding moms) just got a boost courtesy of Proctor & Gamble’s (P&G) First Kid/Second Kid campaign. Designed to highlight the confidence that comes with experience, the campaign uses real life situations to illustrate the differences between... more
Pregnant? Guess what? Your risk for type 2 diabetes just went up. But not to worry. You can neutralize that risk by simply breastfeeding your baby! A recent study published in Diabetes Care revealed that each year of breastfeeding was... more
In an effort to identify the best way of offering feeds to babies when mothers are unable to breastfeed, or initially have difficulty with breastfeeding, researchers performed a meta-analysis of available data. Alternative feeding methods include using a cup, bottle,... more
What’s high in protein, low in calories, and rich in nutrients? If you guessed chocolate, you’re wrong—there’s no protein—I only wish. If you guessed ice cream, you’re wrong—there’s too many calories—I only wish. If you guessed fish or seafood, you’re... more
Results of a recent study show that hand expression and breast massage combined with breast pumping did a better job of stimulating milk production than breast pumping alone. Dr. Jane Morton and a research colleague at Stanford University investigated the... more
Here it is in a nutshell. Medela—a Swiss company that has sold breast pumps and accessories in the U.S. for over 25 years—recently started featuring pictures of bottles and nipples (or teats) in their advertisements for their “Breastmilk Bottle” sets.... more
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation has received a five-year, $9.7-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop and test candidate vaccines to prevent HIV infection in children. The HIV vaccine program supported by the grant will... more
According to the New York Post and Fox News, infant formula (free samples and promotional materials) has joined the growing list of banned items in New York City. Breastfeeding advocates must be delighted to see smoking, trans fat, and infant... more
African American women breastfeed less than their white and Latina counterparts: in fact, only 19 percent of African American women breastfeed their babies for six months. That’s according to “An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding for African American Women”, a publication... more
Friends may think it’s freaky, says Annalisa Barbieri, but why should I stop when it’s good for my daughter? In December 2004, I wrote in these pages about how I found myself “still breastfeeding” a 14-month-old, when previously I had... more
Juggling a career and a breastfed baby in Alabama? We know it’s tough, but take heart, because good news may be on the way. We’ve shared news about workplace lactation support initiatives here, here, and here, and now it looks... more
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