breast milk 

Breastmilk gourmets - Your baby can taste what you eat

A recent study showed that what a mother eats influences the taste of her breastmilk, as much as eight hours afterwards. Licorice and caraway seeds showed up in the breastmilk most strongly after two hours while mint was most noticeable six hours...

Breast-feeding at an all time high

According to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, new moms who do not breast-feed are now in the minority. The report released yesterday reveals that 77 percent of newborn babies are breast-fed, at least for a little while....

Mom drinks her own breast milk

A quick trip over to lil sugar revealed something I haven't read about in the news or seen on television. A contestant on America's Top Model, run by former model Tyra Banks, has admitted to drinking her own breast milk. Twenty-four year-old Claire...

AAP issues new advice on food allergies

I feel very fortunate that Ellie has no food allergies. Cat hair and dander give her problems, but she can eat anything she likes. It must be difficult and stressful to have a child who is allergic to everyday foods. An update on food allergies by...

Women takes out ad to sell breast milk

Martha Heller is a 22-year-old mother with some extra breast milk on her hands. Her 4-month-old daughter won't drink from a bottle, so she has been donating her extra breast milk to the University of Iowa's Mother's Milk Bank. But prior to going...

Have baby: Will travel...on the road, again

Well, it's just after 5:00 AM on Saturday and I am ready to get back into action. After a near nervous breakdown trying to reassemble the pack and play and a quick (albeit gigantic) burrito from Chipotle, which totally hit the spot, we went to...

Is it too soon to take baby to a party?

Well, I guess I've sort of answered that question already, as I've now taken my darling little baby boy to two parties, but I thought I'd share my experiences with you and see what you think! A few week ago, when Mercer was between ten and twelve...

Boobs (and hearts) big enough to feed a continent

"I used to joke that I had enough breast milk to feed a continent," says Jill Youse, 29. "I had a ton of it and I didn't know what to do." Her daughter Estella was born last July and she found herself with an overabundance of the valuable stuff....

Feeding your baby

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you breast-feed your baby during the first six months. After that, your baby will probably be ready to start trying solid foods. Pediatricians tell parents to begin with foods that are easy to digest...

Breastmilk for sale

Tipster Kate turned us on to this article about for-profit breastmilk banks, where women can donate their breastmilk -- and in turn, other women can purchase the milk.  According to the Human Milk Bank Association of America, demand for human...

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