Breastfeeding

Child Led Weaning Resources

Here is a list of Resources for Child-led Weaning. Please feel free to pm your friendly forum moderator or an administrator if there is anything you would like added to the list. Mothering Articles Not Just for Babies: 10 Good Reasons to Breastfeed Your

a peek behind the scenes

Our September–October issue is out (still available only in digital format, but print is coming, we promise!), and here’s a sneak peek at one of my favorite photos in the issue. This one, to accompany an article on how breastfeeding helps fight postpartum depression,

Ban the Bags

By Marsha Walker The birth of a baby is a joyous event that everyone loves to celebrate with a gift. However, some gifts come with strings attached. Visits to the obstetrician yield a changing pad wrapped around a can of formula. Boxes and cases

Episode 1: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy

Welcome to the new Mothering podcast! Subscribe here to have Mothering’s newest audio content delivered to you as it is published. We kick off our podcast with “Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy,” a radio documentary by producer Vanessa Lowe, featuring the voices of fourteen women who

WPA Poster, 1938

In the early to mid twentieth century there was constant conflicting medical advice about how a mother should feed her baby. At least now every major medical association (to my knowledge) recognizes that breast is best. But back then, the advice was not as