Breastfeeding

  • Breastfeeding Nutrition Guide -- Highlighting Important Nutrients

    Moms who breastfeed have a free ticket to eat extra calories every day! Learn how to best cash in those calories and get the best nutrition for you and your baby.

  • How Do You Wean Your Toddler From Breastfeeding?

    by Julie Snyder

  • Breastfeeding Nutrition Checklist for an Optimal Nursing Diet

    Are you wondering if you should be on a special diet while you're breastfeeding? Do you need to avoid certain foods? Find out how to eat for two with our breastfeeding nutrition checklist.

  • Celebrity Moms -- Who Is Breastfeeding?

    Which celebrities are in the breastfeeding spotlight? These famous moms are nursing their babies, proud of it, and are helping to spread positive perceptions and information about breastfeeding to the masses.

  • CDC Reports Breastfeeding Rates on the Rise

    What does the CDC's 2012 "Breastfeeding Report Card" reveal? Breastfeeding rates continue to climb across the United States with nearly 77 percent of new moms initiating breastfeeding. While this is encouraging news, there's still lots of work to break down breastfeeding barriers, according to Lamaze International.

  • Breastfeeding Gives Moms an Extra Burst of Courage

    Non-human female mammals have been known to show high levels of aggression when defending their young. You don't want to mess with a momma bear. It turns out you might not want to mess with a nursing mom, either.

  • How to Advocate for Breastfeeding Moms

    Do you support breastfeeding? How can we advocate and help break down our society's breastfeeding barriers so all families and babies can reap the rewards from the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding?

  • Gluten-Free Breastfeeding Guide and Checklist

    Breast milk gives your baby the optimal amount of nutrients and antibodies. Immunity isn't the only thing that makes it into your breast milk. Components of the food that you eat do, too. If your child has celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, wheat and some other grains in your diet can adversely affect your baby.

  • Breastfeeding Tricks and Tips from Pregnancy.org Members

    While we can't cover everything about breastfeeding in a single article, we invited our pregnancy.org members to share breastfeeding tips to ward off five common, but under-discussed situations.

  • Breastfeeding Challenges -- Tongue-Tied Babies

    During your baby's newborn exam, your pediatrician might have said, "Oh, she's tongue-tied." It seems like a weird thing to say about your beautiful, perfect baby! What your doctor means is that your baby has a common abnormality that affects that the tissue at the base of the tongue. It could affect nursing and speech development if untreated.

  • Did TIME Magazine's Breastfeeding Cover Go Too Far?

    TIME magazine's latest cover shows a three-year-old boy standing on a chair nursing from his mother. We can hear the gasps from across the country. Do you think it's gross or over-the-line? Is this really just part of everyday normal parenting? You tell us!

  • Help Your Baby Breastfeed Before It's Even Born

    A growing body of research reveals profound connections between a woman's birth experience and her ability to get breastfeeding off to a good start. But if you think of putting your baby to your breast as the fourth stage of labor it can help you visualize this connection.

  • Mom Awakes to Stranger Nursing Her Baby

    Imagine waking up in bed and finding a strange woman by your side nursing your baby! Yes, nursing your baby! This is exactly what happened to a woman in Brooking, South Dakota.

  • When Latching

    How to and what not to do when latching baby to breastfeed.

  • Breast Tattoos, Nipple Piercings and Breastfeeding

    It is important to give your baby the best start in life and breast milk is one of the very best things you can do for your baby. Your nipple piercings should not prevent you from breastfeeding.

  • Drinking Alcohol and Breastfeeding

    Now that your baby's arrived and is nursing, you might be wondering if you can have an occasional drink. We've asked nursing moms their concerns, sifted through research and found the answers.

  • Breastfed Kids Have Better Lungs: Good News for Moms with Asthma

    A new study brings reassuring news for moms with asthma. Breastfeeding significantly reduces your baby's risk of developing the condition.

  • Is Your Baby Sleeping with a Meat Cleaver?

    Co-sleeping has always been a controversial subject but a new campaign by the city of Milwaukee against co-sleeping has people talking.

  • When Does Spitting Up Signify a Problem?

    My newborn has a lot of spit ups. When should I worry?

  • Breastfeeding and Birth Control

    For the nursing mother who wants to space her pregnancies, there are many birth control options to choose from. Each method offers advantages and disadvantages.