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UAE Orders Mothers To Breastfeed

Breastfeed or else! That’s the decree the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has directed to its female citizens. The Federal National Council added a clause to its Child Rights Law making breastfeeding, for up to two years, a “duty, not an option,... more

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Will My Child Wean Himself?

If I choose not to initiate weaning, will my child take the lead and eventually wean himself? more

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TIME Cover Photo Calculated Or Misguided?

Dr. Keith Albow, a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team, described Jamie Lynn Grumet, the 26-year-old mother featured on the cover of TIME magazine breastfeeding her nearly 4-year-old son as, “… a prescription for psychological disaster,” and... more

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Older Children Breastfeed Too!

Before I became a mom, I was shocked to learn that one of my close friends breastfed her son for 2 1/2 years. I had never heard of anyone nursing a child for so long. I questioned whether she was... more

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What Is Tandem Nursing?

I am pregnant with my second child, but still breastfeeding my toddler. Do I need to wean my daughter before the baby is born or is it possible to breastfeed both children? more

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Do I Need To Wean My Baby At 1 Year?

My baby turns 1 next month, and I’m hearing from family members that I should wean him then. Do I need to wean him at one year? more

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Are There Benefits To Breastfeeding Beyond The First Year?

I never thought I would make it past three months but now my baby is 12 months old and I am still breastfeeding. Should I continue? Are there any benefits to breastfeeding beyond the first year? more

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Public Breastfeeding Ban Smacks Of The Dark Ages

On May 16, Forest Park, Georgia passed a citywide “public indecency” ordinance that bans public breastfeeding of children over the age of 2. The purpose, city manager John Parker told local news station WSBTV, is “to control nudity throughout the... more

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You’re STILL Nursing?!

It arrived like an insult. I’ve come to expect it from friends and even family, and chalk it up to a lack of knowledge of the benefits of extended breastfeeding. But sitting in my primary care physician’s office, describing symptoms... more

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Why I Breastfed For Three Years

Maybe I’m doing this backwards. Recently I shared my experience of weaning my son. But let me back up and tell you why I decided to breastfeed my son for three years in the first place. For starters, the World... more