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.
by Julie Snyder
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.