Bill Maher, the host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, has taken the controversy over breastfeeding in public to new heights with the release of his New Rules. Key among them: “Don’t show me your tits.” This particular rule... more
When it comes to rapid weight gain, how babies are fed may be just as important as what they are fed according to a recent study published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. With one in three U.S.... 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
On January 3, 2007, the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition released the following update: Health care providers for mothers and babies joined forces today in a letter asking Massachusetts hospitals to make a New Year’s resolution: Move formula marketing bags out of... more
Much has been learned in recent years about the safety of codeine use for pain in breastfeeding mothers. Get the most up-to-date information and recommendations here. Concerns surrounding the use of codeine in breastfeeding mothers was the subject of an... more
I have a pretty uncomplicated history with breastfeeding and pumping, having managed it for various lengths of time for each of my three children. But I would never call pumping “easy.” So it’s a bold move for the makers of... more
Every baby benefits from the powerful nutrition and protection that only breastfeeding can offer. Every baby—including those who have been adopted. Inducing lactation for adoptive breastfeeding is possible, and sometimes achieving a full milk supply is attainable. But as many... more
Deciding which breastfeeding position is best can be difficult since there are no rules for how to hold your baby. Ultimately, the best breastfeeding position is the position that works best for you and your baby. However, there are a... more
Formula-fed infants introduced to solid foods before they are 4 months old are at greater risk for becoming obese by the time they are 3 years old, according to a new study from Harvard published in the February 2011 issue... more
When democratic strategist Hilary Rosen said that stay-at-home mother Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life,” the inevitable backlash was swift. Rosen apologized, calling for peace in a “phony war” against stay-at-home moms, suggesting what many moms already... more
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