The Smithsonian has apologized to a family after one of their security guards asked a nursing mom to feed her baby in the bathroom – twice.
According to a new study, just six months of breastfeeding can give infants a mental boost that will last for years. Researchers have added this to the growing list of benefits that breastfeeding has for children and mothers.
Becca Shears had an excess of breast milk that she was able to pump and store. With so much milk, her first thought was to use that milk to help other mothers and infants. Craigslist, a free ad listing site online, however decided that her offer was too much.
The new security requirements for traveling have made flying more difficult for everyone. For breastfeeding mothers who have to pump milk on the go, however, flying also could mean losing valuable breastmilk if their baby is not flying with them.
Facebook, the free social networking site, has gotten a bad reputation due to censoring photos and images of breastfeeding while allowing many adult themed photos to pass. One mother who has fought about her own breastfeeding photos, used the experience to begin a milk sharing program for mothers who need breast milk donations.
According to researchers out of Greece, breastfeeding gives infants a immune system boost the helps them to fight off infections better. Even health care and vaccines could not compete with the health benefits of breastfeeding.
In the US, the guidelines for breastfeeding mothers is to continue for at least the first year of their child’s life. A new report, however, shows that only 22 percent of mothers are actually meeting this goal.
Even though breastfeeding is one of the most natural activities, it is not without it’s challenges. From inverted nipples or a bad latch to a tongue-tied baby or cracked nipples, new moms face many hurtles that can prevent them from continuing. And even after overcoming some of these difficulties, low milk supply can cause a mom to lose her confidence.
We all know that breastfeeding is good for babies, but did yo know that mothers also receive health benefits from choosing to breastfeed? A new study found that mothers who choose not to breastfeed are twice as likely to develop diabetes in their lifetime. That may be reason enough to skip the bottle.
From the diverse health benefits, to the increased bonding experience or even to the advanced weight loss, there are many reasons why a woman decides to breastfeed. Breast pump company, Ameda has launched the “I Breastfeed Because…” campaign to give moms a voice on this important subject in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Month.
TheBump.com, a pregnancy based website, surveyed more than 1,000 moms on how they felt about breastfeeding and weaning as part of their celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. The results showed that many mothers felt pressure to wean sooner than they wanted to.
For most women, the normal age of weaning happens sometime within the first year of their baby’s life. However, continuing breastfeeding into the toddler years can be a wonderful experience for mother and child. It also provides many important benefits.