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  1. Baby
    While there have been great strides in normalizing breastfeeding for babies, there still remains quite a bit of drama surrounding the practice of a breastfeeding toddler. This guest post originally published in 2015 is a good reminder for us all to learn and to share our knowledge with other...
  2. Baby
    One brave mom is sharing a personal experience that many moms have faced, but few have discussed publicly. Emily Holdaway is shedding light on the emotional journey that goes along with baby-led weaning. Holdaway is a New Zealand mom who runs the popular blog, Raising Ziggy&Jagger. In a...
  3. Baby
    Breastfeeding is known to enhance bonding between mother and child. A new study suggests that the longer a mother breastfeeds, the more attentive she is to her child, even a decade later. The long-term benefits of breastfeeding on a child's physical and psychological health have been...
  4. Baby
    Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. A new study offers one way for women to reduce their risk. From reduced rates of obesity and chronic illness to improved intelligence, breastfeeding offers an array of health benefits...
  5. Toddler & Child
    Weaning doesn't have to be an upsetting, tear-filled experience like so many people imagine. Sure, my son cried a few times, but he forgot quickly when offered his favorite snacks or an enticing activity. I love breastfeeding my son. He is 29 months old, and an adorable, energetic toddler that...
  6. Baby
    Breastfeeding, particularly for extended periods of time, has many health advantages. A new study finds that long-term breastfeeding cuts the risk of postmenopausal hypertension in half. Long-term breastfeeding comes with a host of health benefits for an infant, including improved immunity...
  7. Baby
    In many parts of the world breastfeeding past infancy is the norm, but unfortunately that's not the case in the U.S. where moms are often judged for breastfeeding their older children. I chose to allow my children to wean on their own time. My firstborn weaned on his fifth year. My second son...
  8. Baby
    There is no lack of evidence demonstrating the protective effects that breastfeeding has on both mothers and their babies. A new 30-year study shows that breastfeeding for at least six months cuts a mother's risk of developing Type II diabetes in half. The maternal benefits of breastfeeding are...
  9. Toddler & Child
    When my first son was born, I had educated myself about breastfeeding and was determined to succeed - it was the normal and optimal food for my baby. I hear many moms-to-be and new moms say they're going to "try" to breastfeed or they "hope" it works out. It's sadly all too common in our...
  10. Green Goods
    The benefits of breastfeeding only continue through toddlerhood, but is it at the expense of dental health? There are many critics who say yes, but not so fast... When I was breastfeeding my toddler, I heard all kinds of claims about how I was hurting my son's teeth. And to be honest, it...
  11. Baby
    When a baby is born, and especially if a mother is dealing with common breastfeeding challenges like poor latch, making it to one year of breastfeeding can be a great challenge. But once she (and baby) gets to that one-year goal, and western culture pressures to wean, another giant question...
  12. Baby
    Breastfeeding while pregnant is a new experience for many moms. Here are some things you might want to expect after a positive pregnancy test. I never expected to breastfeed while pregnant. My original plans included weaning our third child once I found out we were pregnant with our fourth...
  13. Baby
    We know the benefits of breastfeeding are tremendous, but new research suggests that nursing our children may reduce their chance of developing eczema as teenagers. Research has shown over and over that breastfeeding our children has tremendous benefit for both baby and mother, and new findings...
  14. Toddler & Child
    One mom appeared on the British Show "Holly and Phil" saying she's continuing to breastfeed her 5-year-old daughter because it helps manage her depression. There's often a brouhaha about extended breastfeeding, many times because people question the motives behind nursing a child past the age...
  15. Baby
    I am nearing the delivery of my third child and just weaned my two-year-old within the past couple weeks. To some, this may seem odd, risky or at the least, rare. But to many moms, this is the norm. This is actually my second time nursing through pregnancy, and I am so grateful for the...
  16. Toddler & Child
    A Florida mom decided to show her love for her son and her love for all things Disney in a beautiful picture that goes well beyond what meets the eye. Yaky Di Roma is a Venezuelan photographer living in Florida and loving all things Disney. She also loves her son Hans, who is three-years-old...
  17. Baby
    Despite the overwhelming consensus that breastfeeding is healthy for babies, many moms still face discrimination when feeding their children in a public area. One Illinois mom who was asked to be more discreet while breastfeeding has said enough is enough. On June 15th, Brei Theisen had taken...
  18. Baby
    Photo Credit: Tiff [email protected] There is nothing more touching than the sight of a mother nursing her child, yet mothers continue to experience the stigma of breastfeeding. Probiotics company, Hyperbiotics, is working to change that. Using beautiful photos and a simple Instagram hashtag...
  19. Toddler & Child
    Through the use of photography, one Australian Mom is hoping to shed light on the idea that breastfeeding past the age of one is not only healthy, but completely normal. Lacey Barratt, a birth photographer from Melbourne, recently posted an image on her Instagram account that created a lot of...
  20. Toddler & Child
    It happens so easily. At first, it may seem like getting through the first month's breastfeeding challenges is impossible. The next hurdle may be returning to work, starting solid food or getting past relatives' subtle - or rather rude - suggestions that it's time to wean your baby. But once...
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