Christie Rea, a mother of four, recently spoke out about her breastfeeding experience at the National Gallery of Australia. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a pleasant one. In her own words, the Newcastle woman said “it was absolutely humiliating” to be pressured into leaving the gallery area for feeding her daughter.
Category: Breast Feeding
One of the products that took CES in Las Vegas by storm this week was the Willow Wearable Breast Pump. Designed without cords or tubes, this unique pump fits in your bra so you can pump on-the-go discreetly.
While it has long been known that breastfeeding provides infants with immunity protection, science couldn’t really give a definitive answer on how the “passive immunity” process works. A University of California Riverside study may provide some answers. Yet it may also spark more questions. For example, is it possible to vaccinate a baby without actually and actively vaccinating the baby themselves? And if so, when should this practice be exercised?
Currently 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) is identified as having autism spectrum disorder(ASD). These numbers have skyrocketed over the past 20 years, which has left researchers scrambling to determine what factors may be behind the neurodevelopmental disorder.
More new research suggests added benefits for babies fed with “amazing” breast milk, saying that breast-feeding moms give their infants antibodies along with microbes that help build a healthy gut immune system.
Would you nurse a starving baby if you were able to? This wasn’t even a question for a policewoman in a west Columbian village after she was dispatched to a remote area of the forest where a newborn had been abandoned.
With permission from a baby’s father, one nurse in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province acted as a wet nurse when a panicked 1-month-old boy was inconsolable just before surgery.
Although breastfeeding is the most natural way to provide nutrients to your baby, it takes practice for both mom and baby, and a lot of patience before both find a flow. This is true, even for “seasoned” breastfeeders who have other children because, as most parents parents know, every child and postpartum experience is different.
An alarming discovery was found in a new study on perfluorinated alkylate substances, or PFASs, in breast milk. PFASs are a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and interference with immune function. And according to a Harvard study published this week, PFASs build up in infants by 20-30% for each month they are breastfed.
Nearly every new mother wonders if she is producing enough milk for her baby. The good news is there are many safe, natural and effective ways to increase your milk production. Try these simple methods to give your supply a jump start.
An Australian Family Court has overturned an earlier ruling by a judge banning a mom from breastfeeding her child after it was revealed that she recently received two new tattoos.