The Surgeon General’s Workshop on Breastfeeding and Human Lactation was held 25 years ago in Rochester, New York. To mark the anniversary of that important event, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Kellogg... more
You’ve heard that breastfeeding is good for a child’s body (and a mother’s too). But have you heard that it’s good for his behavior—not just in infancy, but later in childhood? That’s the conclusion reached by a team of researchers... more
Ring, ring. Mom: Hello? Me: Oh, hi, mom, am I calling too late? (She says no, so I plow ahead.) So, I’m writing my new baby gooroo column about extended breastfeeding, and I thought I should do a Q&A with... more
Along with an increase in breastfeeding rates has been an increase in severe cases of jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia), suggesting a possible link between the two. Earlier concerns prompted the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to recommend four key strategies for the... more
My baby spits up during every feeding. How can I tell if it’s normal or a cause for concern? more
I am going back to work after my maternity leave ends. I plan to have the child care provider feed my baby my expressed milk until he is at least 1 year old. How often will I need to pump at work? more
Over the years I’ve had the privilege of working with lots of first time moms and dads. It’s particularly fun when they contact me before the baby is born to learn about breastfeeding. Recently, I heard from a dad who... more
Alicia V., a blogger and scientist in Mebane, North Carolina, was used to visiting her baby at the child care center to breastfeed. Since her daughter refused bottles, it had become a lunchtime routine. But when her child was 15... more
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