It’s been 20 years since the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) organized the first annual World Breastfeeding Week to draw attention to the needs of mothers and children worldwide, but the group’s efforts are far from over. This year’s... more
Although the idea may be surprising to many, new research from a team in Japan indicates that smelling the breast milk of the mother can help calm a newborn baby, even reducing the infant’s physical experience of pain. The researchers... more
Stephanie Sanders and Alex Bligh both had trouble with their milk supply in their early weeks of breastfeeding. After trying everything else, both turned to a drug called domperidone and found their supply quickly increased. Both were able to continue... more
I’m a strong believer in the importance of women sharing their stories, especially when it comes to giving birth, taking care of babies, and mothering in general. So I was excited to get my hands on the second national survey... more
Combining breastfeeding and working can be a challenge for even the most experienced mom. If your work schedule requires that you be away from your baby, a breast pump may be the best option for providing breast milk for your... more
Human milk is designed for human babies. Cow milk is designed for calves. Cat milk is designed for kittens. Bear milk is designed for cubs. And the list goes on… Human milk has everything human babies need—most human babies that... more
Just a couple of weeks after the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) doubled the recommended amount of daily vitamin D supplementation for all infants, children and adolescents, results from a new study suggest that the recommendation may not matter. According... more
Don’t let the wordy title deter you: BabyBabyOhBaby: Nurturing Your Gorgeous & Growing Baby by Breastfeeding is actually an extremely to-the-point yet thorough how-to DVD for moms-to-be, new moms, and even not-so-new moms. Research reveals new information about the importance... more
Many parents choose to transition their babies from breast milk (or formula) to pasteurized cow’s milk around 1 year of age. A few months ago, we introduced our son to cow’s milk, thinking the transition would be easy. But he... more
What’s so special about breastfeeding and mother’s milk? Jennifer Garner thought it was special enough to make her boobs off-limits during the filming of her most recent movie, because she was breastfeeding her daughter, Violet. Sophie Currier thought it was... more
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