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Can I Use Marijuana If I Am Breastfeeding?

Crystal Cain, a Portland, Oregon mother was recently barred from breastfeeding her newborn after telling the staff at the birthing hospital that she used medical marijuana, prescribed by her midwife, to treat her anxiety and nausea. Eventually, the medical staff... more

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FDA Sets Standards For Infant Formula Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally issued a set of regulations to ensure infant formula’s safety and nutritional value. After a history of slow action, the agency has, in just a matter of months, issued a draft proposal,... more

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UAE Legislation 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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Work-Life Balance Elusive for U.S. Moms

Updated February 12, 2015 When the Pew Research Center published a Census report showing that a large percentage of mothers are bringing home the bacon, media powerhouse Reuters declared “Mothers are breadwinners for growing share of U.S. families,” and the... more


Media Misrepresents Bottle-Feeding Ban

Even Ripley of Believe It or Not fame would find it hard not to believe widespread media reports claiming that Venezuelan lawmaker Odalis Monzon wants to ban bottle-feeding. After all, the Huffington Post (Venezuela Considers Baby Bottle Ban To Encourage Breastfeeding),... more

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Milk Off The Menu In U.S. Schools?

The national Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) recently submitted a petition about milk in the National School Lunch Program. No, the group wasn’t taking on sugary milks, such as those flavored with chocolate or strawberry (a favorite target of... more


Support For Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Hot dogs and ketchup. Boo-boos and tears. Some things unmistakably go hand-in-hand. Being pregnant and landing a new job isn’t always one of those things. In fact, more often than not, it’s not one of those things. Yahoo! board of... more

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What Is The Best Way To Store Milk At Work?

I will be returning to work soon, and I will need to pump milk while at work. What is the best way for me to store my milk while I am at work? more

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Will I Be Able To Pump At Work?

I plan to breastfeed for at least one year but I have to return to work after 16 weeks. Will I be able to pump my milk at work? more

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Congress Takes Aim On School Lunch Changes

From the White House on down, childhood obesity is recognized as a pressing public health concern. Earlier this year, in part responding to First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) decided to do what... more