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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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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

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Nighttime Breastfeeding Boosts Maternal Mental Health

There is a movement afoot in childbirth education and perinatal health urging mothers to avoid nighttime breastfeeding to decrease their risk for postpartum depression. We know that if mothers follow this advice, it will have a negative impact on breastfeeding.... more

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10 Breastfeeding Myths

“Breastfeeding is natural.” Sound familiar? If you assume that breastfeeding is natural, it doesn’t take a leap of faith to accept that breastfeeding must be easy. Why, then, do so many mothers describe breastfeeding as hard? In reality, making milk... more

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Breast Milk: A Tool To Fight HIV?

Is there anything breastfeeding can’t do? The health benefits of breastfeeding have been well established by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and others, but researchers now suggest that breast milk may have a role in fighting HIV. About 34... more

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Study Finds Breastfeeding Protects Against Asthma

An estimated 22 million Americans are living with asthma. It is the most common chronic illness in children, one with potentially fatal consequences. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 10–15 percent of U.S. schoolchildren have or have had... more

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10 Things You May Not Know About Breastfeeding

Whether you plan to breastfeed or are undecided, here are 10 breastfeeding facts that may tip the scales in favor of giving your baby “nature’s best.” 1. Mammals are the only animals that produce a unique and complex fluid that... more

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Breastfeeding Advice From Other Parents

When you begin breastfeeding, it’s normal to have questions and concerns. The advice in this video helps reassure and remind all parents that breastfeeding is the normal way to feed your baby and has countless benefits for you and your... more

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Are There Benefits To Extended Breastfeeding?

Are there any benefits to breastfeeding my baby beyond the first year? more

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Parents Reveal The Hardest Parts Of Breastfeeding

Every parent has something they find difficult about breastfeeding, whether it’s trouble latching, lifestyle changes, low milk production, or any number of other common problems. These concerns are completely normal and the overall benefits of breastfeeding make the obstacles seem... more