breastfeeding

breastfeeding

What's stopping California's moms from breastfeeding in the hospital?

Most expectant mothers enter the hospital wanting to breastfeed their babies but leave not doing so. A new California bill would help remove some of the obstacles that are making it hard for many moms to carry out their plans. Read more >


Media frenzy on breastfeeding asks wrong questions, obscures context for health

A recent Time Magazine article and the firestorm of commentary that followed asked, How long is too long to nurse a child? But if we're concerned about children and their health, we need to stop pitting mom against mom and start asking different questions. Read more >


'Nurse-in' shows need for more breastfeeding support

A national "nurse-in" organized to push retailers to protect women's right to breastfeed in public has captured media attention. Coverage of the events illuminates some widespread barriers that keep women from breastfeeding in spite of its known health benefits and in spite of women's desire to do so. Read more >



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