Every baby benefits from the powerful nutrition and protection that only breastfeeding can offer. Every baby—including those who have been adopted. Inducing lactation for adoptive breastfeeding is possible, and sometimes achieving a full milk supply is attainable. But as many... more
Nothing underscores the importance of breastfeeding like a natural disaster. In the absence of food, water, shelter, and aid, breastfeeding offers the best chance for child survival—a fact that was clearly demonstrated in Haiti during the 2010 earthquake and now... more
“Online breastmilk ‘bad for babies’”—as though the baby in question were suckling from the very teat of the faceless, unknowable Internet. Were that the case, I would certainly agree. Another attention-grabbing headline referencing a newly released study declares, “Online breast... more
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
Since pre-history, mothers in need of human milk have relied on other mothers in their family and community with milk to spare and share. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, the second-best feeding option, after breastfeeding, is... more
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