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Why Black Breastfeeding Week Matters

For many families across the nation, late August marks the end to the long, lazy days of summer and a return to regimented schedules and academic pursuits. It also marks the start of Black Breastfeeding Week. Introduced in 2013, Black... more

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A New Campaign Is Asking Dads To Advocate For Breastfeeding

Partners matter when it comes to breastfeeding success. Mothers know it and studies show it. A new campaign known as Project: Breastfeeding aims to raise awareness not only of breastfeeding mothers and babies, but of breastfeeding families—especially dads. Project: Breastfeeding is... more

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Mom’s Milk Boosts Baby’s Brain

Breastfeeding may not make your baby an Einstein, but claims of a connection between breastfeeding and IQ just got a boost from a study out of Boston. Harvard University researchers investigated the link between breastfeeding duration and baby’s cognitive function.... more

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Weighing In On Obesity Protection

Does breastfeeding protect against obesity? According to the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) the answer is “No.” In fact, in a recent NEJM article by Krista Casazza, PhD, RD and colleagues, the authors went so far as to describe... more

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First Food Should Put Families First

“Breastfeeding is up to all of us,” declares the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) in the headline of its new “First Food” fact sheet. Released in conjunction with its “First Food Forum: Growing a Movement So All Children Can Thrive,” the... more

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Mode Of Delivery & Newborn Diet Affect Long-Term Health

Scientists studying gut microbiota, described as a vast and mysterious “new organ,” have made an important discovery that will give expectant and new mothers yet another reason to give birth vaginally and breastfeed their babies. Microbiota is an array of... more

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Superfood Urged For Babies Worldwide

Is breast milk a “superfood”? It may sound overblown, but that’s the case being made by Save the Children, an international and independent child advocacy group, in its new report, Superfood for Babies: How overcoming barriers to breastfeeding will save... more

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More Evidence Shows Human Milk Fights Illness

What is it that makes milk so good? We’re not talking animal milk, but human milk—the stuff that a team of researchers recently said, “not only [provides] all of the nutrients necessary for infants to grow and develop, but also [for]... more

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How & What You Feed Your Baby May Affect Growth

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

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Test Your Breastfeeding IQ

With so much misinformation being circulated about breastfeeding, it’s often hard to separate fact from fiction. Put your breastfeeding knowledge to the test here. more