Study: Fossilized Teeth Reveal Early Humans Breastfed For Around 6 years

August 6, 2019 at 8:47 pm




Chemical analysis of 2-million-year-old teeth proves breastfeeding 6-year-olds was the norm for early humans

Active Duty Military Mom Pumps Breast Milk During Triathlon

November 16, 2018 at 4:34 pm




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Pool Calls Police When Breastfeeding Moms Refuse to “Cover Up”

July 21, 2018 at 2:42 pm




Public pool staff calls police when two Minnesota moms refuse to “cover up or go to the locker room” to breastfeed. Moms are suing.

U.S. Threatens Poor Countries for Supporting Breastfeeding and Shunning U.S. Formula Companies

July 12, 2018 at 12:33 am




In an apparent effort to protect formula companies, the U.S. threatens the World Health Organization and poor countries for adopting a resolution to support breastfeeding

Study: Formula Changes Gut Bacteria, Contributes to Childhood Obesity

June 7, 2018 at 6:16 pm




Breast-fed babies have lower childhood obesity rates than formula-fed babies because they have better gut bacteria, new study finds

Why My Child Loves Bedtime

November 25, 2017 at 3:28 pm




Ever wondered why kids hate bedtime so much? Why they’ll say and do just about anything to avoid it?

The kids I used to babysit came up with a million excuses to push it off as long as humanly possible: another story, water, a snack, a trip to the bathroom, more water, a tissue, a stuffed animal, different pajamas… They’d beg me rub or scratch their backs until they fell asleep, which usually took a long, long time.

Study: The Longer a Mother Breastfeeds, The More Sensitive She is Toward Her Child Later in Life

November 13, 2017 at 7:39 pm

Hormones produced during breastfeeding make mothers more caring and sensitive. Study shows duration of breastfeeding predicts mother’s sensitivity toward child later in life.

Science has already proven a long list of benefits of breastfeeding — higher IQ, better communication skills and long-term protection against disease and obesity for baby, and lower risk of ovarian cancer, breast cancer and postpardum depression for mother.

Mother Doesn’t Know Best, Baby Does

September 17, 2017 at 8:42 pm





I like the sentiment behind the old saying “mother knows best.” I often see it used to encourage a mother to go with her gut when doctors, the media or authoritarian relatives are trying to convince her to do otherwise.

But more and more I see the phrase tossed around to console women who are reluctantly acting against their gut to keep up with the pressures of modern life — putting infants in daycare centers 45+ hours a week, letting them “cry it out” in cribs, or weaning before their ready.

The Natural Age of Weaning

August 23, 2017 at 8:25 pm






Mothers today are bombarded with all kinds of conflicting advice on how long they should breastfeed. Some are told it’s “gross” or “weird” to nurse beyond six or 12 months. Some consider nursing a 2 or 3-year-old to be “extended” breastfeeding.