Learn all you need to know about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is one of the most important things you can do for your baby. Whether this is your first time breastfeeding or have done it before, there are always more things to learn!

Impact of Breastfeeding on Mother and Newborn

There was no significant difference in full-term or non-full-term births rates and mean newborn birth weight between for those who continued and discontinued breastfeeding during pregnancy.  ... read more »

Breastfeeding and Antidepressants

Many women stop taking antidepressants when they become pregnant or when they begin breastfeeding, with the understanding that it's better for the baby to go without these drugs. But is this true? ... read more »

Raising a Preemie: That Little Bit of Formula

Preemies are like tiny little creatures with all ten fingers and toes. With that tiny little body comes a tiny little appetite. Some new twin moms choose to breastfeed and others choose to bottle feed.  ... read more »

What Causes Poor Lactation?

Pregnancy, childbirth and raising a newborn bring up a multitude of awkward moments for the new mother, especially when she has the unenviable task of listening to the advice of her husband’s grandmother discussing her own experiences with those events. ... read more »

Food Allergies and Infant Eczema

There are some other food allergies that can be way more than just inconvenient, like peanut and seafood allergies. These could be serious or even deadly threats to children and adults. ... read more »

Can Placental Cells Protect Infants from Viruses?

Researchers at Magee-Women’s Research Institute and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have found that cells in the placenta can prevent unborn children from becoming infected with viruses from their mother. ... read more »

Extended Breastfeeding: The Ultimate Take-Out Meal

I have become fairly accustomed to seeing women breastfeeding their babies in public. I never really noticed it before my sister was pregnant. She was given an assortment of breastfeeding accessories at her baby shower. ... read more »

Is Breastfeeding While Pregnant Safe?

Breastfeeding is considered healthiest option for baby and can be continued for more than one year. Back to back pregnancies can mean mom is still breastfeeding one child while pregnant with another. ... read more »

When To Expect Your Menstrual Period After Giving Birth

A regular Menstrual Period or Bleeding after Birth and Delivery Of The Baby usually come when you start ovulating again. This can last between 3-9 months on average. Breastfeeding may or may not prolong that time. ... read more »

50% of Mothers Who Start Breastfeeding Quit Within 6 Months

The Centers for Disease Control has published the 2010 edition of the Breastfeeding Report Card. Behind the report card is the Healthy People 2010 Target. ... read more »

Can Cabbage Help Postpartum Breast Engorgement?

A study showed that the use of cabbage leaves may help women to keep breastfeeding after birth and also that it decreases engorgement. ... read more »

FDA Warning on Codeine and Breastfeeding

The FDA today warned breastfeeding mothers who take codeine for after-birth pain to carefully watch their babies for signs of life-threatening drug side effects. ... read more »

Can My Baby Girl Be Having a Period?

You've just given birth to a baby girl and you've decided to breastfeed. After about a week at home you notice her breasts have these little lumps and she passing pink or red discharge in her diaper. ... read more »

Don’t Breastfeed if Your Baby Has Oral Thrush

Oral thrush is common, and it is the overgrowth of a fungus called Candida albicans. This fungus is the same that causes vaginal yeast infections and diaper rashes. ... read more »

Is Baby Food Healthy for Baby?

With all the talk about skipping processed foods to improve health, many mothers are thinking twice about picking up those tiny jars of baby food. ... read more »