lactation 

Why Breast-Feeding Makes One Mom Squeamish

Not every mom loves breast-feeding. Credit: Getty Images
I nursed E for a year. Exclusively. Not a single drop of formula ever touched her lips; she was weaned to cow's milk after her first birthday. But -- and this isn't something you'll hear...
A second-time mom shares her doubts about the nursing she did the first time around.

Breastfeeding moms protest at H&M

Last week, a group of breastfeeding mothers and their supporters gathered in an H&M clothing store in downtown Vancouver for a nurse-in. The protest was prompted by the experience of Manuela Valle, who recently attempted to breastfeed her two-wee...

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 aft...

Can tea really help you with lactation?

I am about to start a new job, which requires me putting my little one in daycare. So, instead of breastfeeding him umpteen times a day like I have the luxury of doing now, I'll be needing to pump and store his milk to be bottle fed to him while I ...

When self-weaning leads to a breastfed 8-year-old

I've been in the process of weaning my 14-month-old son for awhile now. It usually goes well until he has a bad day or isn't feeling well then it is only mommy that will do. Sometimes, when I'm wondering if he'll ever fully wean, I try to remember th...

International breastfeeding symbol announced

I had no idea that there wasn't an "International" breastfeeding symbol until I read it over at Kerflop's site. Mothering Magazine held a contest to come up with an international breastfeeding symbol, chosen by votes for the 12 finalists on their si...

St. John's Wort in pregnancy and lactation

St. John's wort (hypericum perforatum) is one of the five best-selling herbs in the United States. It is used by many to treat the symptoms of depression, and many prefer it to prescription medications. However, the herb has been the subject of growi...

Breastfeeding after nipple shield baffles new mother

Earlier this week, a friend of mine asked me for my cell phone number. She wanted to give it to her daughter, who had a baby girl last Thursday. I am, agewise, in the middle of my friend and her daughter. My children are now ages 12, 9, and 8, but my...

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