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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 brought on by or enhanced by a lack of sleep. However, research has revealed that breastfeeding mothers... more

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10 Most Common Breastfeeding Myths

If you assume that breastfeeding is natural (and it is), it doesn’t take a leap of faith to accept that breastfeeding is easy, or should come naturally. Why, then, do so many mothers describe breastfeeding as hard? In reality, making milk... 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

Human milk is a marvel of evolution—six million years in the making—with a delivery system that has truly endured the test of time. Think you know everything there is to know about breastfeeding? Here are a few facts that might surprise... 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

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Why Should I Breastfeed?

What benefits will my baby get from breastfeeding? more