However long you breastfeed for, or how much breast milk you are able to give your baby, this magic potion is like medicine.
Chemical signatures in teeth reveal when babies were weaned allowing researchers to learn more about prehistoric peoples.
Even a mild iodine deficiency in pregnant or breastfeeding women could lead to children who perform poorly in tests.
Of course your baby's hunger is the first reason for breastfeeding at night, but it's about so much more than food.
We know breast is best, but would you make soap with yours? Or ice cream? Cheese, bread, cupcakes, contact lens cleanser, it seems there is nothing you can't do with breast milk.
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Breastfeeding does not seem to protect babies against becoming overweight or obese kids, a large, new study says.
A Sydney cafe is facing a breastfeeding backlash after a nursing mother claims staff told her to stop and that the practice was ''disgusting'' and ''an offence to humanity''.
Mayim Bialik has written an emotional, honest account of her youngest son self-weaning at the age of four.
A growing number of Australian mothers are turning to the age-old tradition of wet-nursing to help feed their newborns.
Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby, but it often doesn't come naturally at first. It's helpful to understand that just like learning a new dance, you and your tiny partner can take a little while to get 'in step' together.
Fox News host rails against a doll which makes suckling sounds when held to a girl's breast.
At times in my past lives, I have struggled with intimacy. And sometimes felt awkward being emotionally close to people. While I was pregnant I knew I wanted to be as conscious a parent as possible. And I knew when I had the girls that I would worry about feeling split in my attentions to each one. And not have anyone to talk about it - that feeling perhaps of being bonded to one baby but not the other. (My brain actually grew and adjusted to two babes at the same stage quite quickly - all of a sudden I had two eyes of Sauron.)
A mother was told she must breastfeed in the toilets at an Indian hall in Wellington.
It seems to me that in their effort to advocate breast over bottle the medical community is neglecting to appropriately prepare women for just how hard breastfeeding can be in the early weeks.
Facebook is helping mothers who can't breastfeed connect with women who are willing to donate their milk.
A US professor sparked debate when she breastfed her sick daughter while teaching a class.
If "breast is best" as the saying goes, then can taking care with what we eat make it even better?
Breastfeeding is often the first real challenge mothers face with their newborns. Rest assured there is plenty of advice and help to encourage and support you with this important job.
Breastfeeding is a gift for your baby that keeps on giving, here are some tips to help you enjoy this time.
Breastmilk is full of essential nutrients and is all a baby needs for the first six months of it’s life. But, what about our diet?
The instant freedom pumping brought me was heavenly. I could take a break in all senses of the word, while knowing my baby was still getting the best from me.
Did you know that a father's impact is the single most crucial factor in breastfeeding success? Here are some tips for new dads.
Auckland mothers short on breast milk for their newborns could soon be able to stock up.
Breastfeeding rates in New Zealand have reached nearly a twenty-year high.
A variety of flavours in breast milk could make a baby more accepting of new flavours when they start to eat solid foods.
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