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On lactaboobiephobia...

Lactaboobiephobia, or the fear of the lactating breastfeeding boob, was coined by Meg Nagle.

Alyssa shares breastfeeding pic

Alyssa Milano has shared a black and white photo of her breastfeeding her baby daughter.

Why I didn't breastfeed

The mothers in my Baby & Me Yoga Fit, class looked down from their tree poses, surprised as I poured some instant formula into a bottle.

Breastfeeding or bottle?

For some women the 'breast is best' mantra has unintended consequences - provoking feelings of guilt, shame and failure.

Breastfeeding linked to fewer infections

Breastfeeding is known to help ward off infections among infants, but a new study suggests that protection may be much longer lasting.


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Drinking while breastfeeding

While breastfeeding her daughter Crystal McCullough had a few sips of beer - it was enough to attract the attention of other diners.

I was an 'exclusive pumper'

I wasn't breastfeeding my baby but I wasn't a formula mum. I was part of a club that isn't acknowledged.


Defeating baby blues

Women who plan to breastfeed and then do are the least likely to become depressed.


Breast isn't always best

Doing what's right for your child is best, and if that's bottle feeding there should be no shame in it.

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I'm over it!

The recent trend of celebrity breastfeeding selfies bothers me.


Key to losing baby weight?

The lie about breastfeeding and weightloss: it sets new mums up to feel like failures.

Mum and child

'I thought I'd gone crazy'

I spent all day breastfeeding, my baby was constantly vomiting, and my mental health wasn't great.


Breastfeeding highs and lows

Elizabeth loved being able to breastfeed her children but said no-one warned her about the reality.

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The breastfeeding challenge

Kiran thinks we should be open and honest about how hard breastfeeding can be early on.


Breastfeeding heartache

I know several amazing women who use formula. Not one of them didn't want to breastfeed.

Mother and baby

Why breast isn't always best

I was exhausted, sick and suddenly my son didn't want to breastfeed.


Breastfeeding selfies

NZ is marking World Breastfeeding Week by encouraging the 'I latched on' selfie.


Breastfeeding: What's 'normal'?

There's a wide range of 'normal' when it comes to breastfeeding.

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Breastfeeding friendly cafe goes viral

"Breastfeeding mums, pop in and have a free cup of tea," says a sign hung in a Gloucestershire (UK) cafe.  "No need to eat, no need to ask - please relax."


The final feed

It has been a month since I breastfed my baby. It was a short feed and over before I was ready for it to end

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