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New SIDS Advice: Beware Dozing Off While Feeding

It's common, warns pediatric group

(Newser) - A pediatricians group has updated its advice on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and those guidelines touch on a common hazard for the first time: It's not unusual for moms to fall asleep while breastfeeding, so they should plan accordingly. Specifically, that means a sleepy mom would be better off... More »

Mom Has Gallons of Breast Milk Confiscated at Heathrow

Jessica Coakley Martinez didn't take it lightly

(Newser) - Ever sighed at having to toss out a bottle of water at airport security? Then consider Jessica Coakley Martinez, who was forced to throw away almost four gallons of breast milk at London's Heathrow Airport, the Washington Post reports. "This wasn’t some rare bottle of wine or... More »

Nursing Mom of Triplets Lauds Delta's First-Class Act

Flight attendants gave mom privacy and space to pump

(Newser) - Jenna Mde had to travel from Atlanta to Dallas on Friday, leaving her triplet babies behind. But because she breastfeeds, Mde still needed to pump during her flight—and that's where a Delta crew came through for her with flying colors, Today reports. Two flight attendants brought her into... More »

Don't Buy Into the Big Breastfeeding Con

Vox writer says it's 'overhyped, oversold, and overrated'

(Newser) - A political science professor at the University of Toronto who decided to breastfeed her kids also decided to go down what she calls the "rabbit hole" of breastfeeding research, and what she founded completely upended her opinion of it. In a piece for Vox entitled, tellingly, "Breastfeeding is... More »

Moms Swoon Over Rapper's Breast Pump Selfie

George Moss: Breastfeeding moms are heroes

(Newser) - A day in the life of a rapper probably isn’t what you'd think—at least in George Moss' case. "If you ever wonder what #rappers do when they get off stage, they clean breast pumps for their wives so their baby can eat. #thuglife," the rapper... More »

Tattooed Mom Wins Her Battle to Breastfeed

Judge ridicules previous ruling forbidding it

(Newser) - The mother of an 11-month-old baby in Australia can once again breastfeed her child, but it took the intervention of a court. Sydney's Family Court today overturned a previous decision barring the woman from breastfeeding because she had gotten a tattoo a month ago, reports 9 News . The earlier... More »

Breastfeeding Lowers Breast Cancer Deaths

Study finds that both breast cancer recurrence and mortality rates drop

(Newser) - It appears that women who breastfeed are imparting health benefits not just to their children but to themselves as well. So suggests a new study out this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute involving 1,636 women with breast cancer; those who breastfed their babies were 30%... More »

Late Start on Solid Foods Could Boost Babies' Cancer Risk

Study points to leukemia concerns for infants who don't have solids until 7 months

(Newser) - A new study raises concerns for babies who get a late start on solid food—that is, at the age of 7 months or older, LiveScience reports. Researchers found that babies who didn't begin eating solids until the age of at least 10 months had four times the risk... More »

Airport Confiscates Alyssa Milano's Breast Milk

Because the actress didn't have a baby with her?

(Newser) - Upon landing at Heathrow Airport yesterday, Alyssa Milano had the 10 ounces of breast milk she'd pumped on the plane taken away. She tweeted that officials told her they could only "let the pumped milk through if I had the baby with me," adding, "Why would... More »

If You Were Breastfed, You'll End Up Earning More

And have a higher IQ, Brazilian study finds

(Newser) - The benefits of breastfeeding extend long beyond childhood, a decades-long study finds. Researchers have been keeping tabs on a group of Brazilian children since 1982, and recently, they checked in with some 3,500 of them to see how they're doing as adults. Interviews and an IQ test found... More »

Teen Mom Pumps Breast Milk for Baby She Gave Up

One shipment Kaleena Pysher sent topped out at 80 pounds

(Newser) - When Alaska teen Kaleena Pysher learned she was pregnant at 18, she knew firsthand what it would take to have a baby so young—her sister had a child at 14—and decided adoption was best. The now-19-year-old wanted to give her child good parents and a good education, something... More »

Courts: Nursing Mom's Firing Isn't Sexist— Men Can Lactate

Supreme Court won't overturn lower ruling

(Newser) - When a woman took legal action over a reported firing linked to breastfeeding, courts dismissed the move—in part because men are capable of lactating, the Raw Story reports. Now, the Supreme Court is letting that dismissal stand. "The court's reasoning in this case echoes old Supreme Court... More »

Delta Apologizes After Breast-Pump Kerfuffle

The airline made a mother check her breast pump

(Newser) - When nursing mother Lauren Modeen tried to board a Delta flight from Atlanta to Minneapolis on a business trip last week, she was told she'd first have to consolidate her luggage—a purse, a cooler to carry breast milk, and a standard carry-on that included her pump. Modeen protested... More »

Why Pumping Breast Milk Isn't Same as Breastfeeding

Babies fed only by bottle may miss out on some of breast milk's benefits

(Newser) - With many working moms in the US enjoying only a few weeks of maternity leave, frequent and even exclusive pumping of breast milk is on the rise. And Virginia Thorley, a lactation consultant who has been investigating the limited research available on exclusive pumping and its consequences, says that while... More »

5 Stars Who Breastfeed in Public

These celebrities are open, vocal advocates for breastfeeding

(Newser) - Breastfeeding has gotten a big boost from these celebrities rounded up by OK! magazine , all of whom are very open and vocal advocates for the practice:
  • Olivia Wilde posed for Glamour while breastfeeding her son in a restaurant booth.
  • Gwen Stefani was captured in a photo breastfeeding her son Apollo
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Bar Cuts Mom Off for Drinking Beer While Breastfeeding

Virginia woman says bar threw her out after she took 2 sips before nursing

(Newser) - Customers at Big Woody's bar in Chesapeake, Va., weren't terribly comfortable with two of the pub's patrons over Labor Day weekend: Chrystal McCullough and her infant daughter, whom she was breastfeeding while having a beer, Fox News reports. Staff closed her tab down and asked her to... More »

MIT Hackathon Goal: A Better Breast Pump

Given the health benefits, change is way overdue, say organizers

(Newser) - It might not be the first thing that comes to mind after the word "hackathon," but organizers of an upcoming one at MIT say the world is long overdue for a better breast pump. Engineers, designers, moms, and health experts will gather later this month for reasons spelled... More »

Breastfeeding Mom Refuses to Stop Smoking Pot

She says doctors made her sign a waiver acknowledging the risks

(Newser) - Breastfeeding rates are higher in Oregon than any other state in the US, with the Portland area leading the pack at more than 90%, reports the USDA . But it was in Portland that a woman recently had to sign a waiver before being allowed to breastfeed her newborn—because she... More »

Olivia Wilde Breastfeeds in Glamour Spread

Says it feels like her son 'should always be on my breast'

(Newser) - Olivia Wilde is Glamour 's September cover girl, and in one picture from the inside photo spread making headlines, she breastfeeds her new baby Otis in a diner booth. The picture "is so perfect because any portrait of me right now isn't complete without my identity as... More »

Mom Busted for Drinking While Breastfeeding

Charges are dropped, but she spent time in jail

(Newser) - An Arkansas mom out with her family at a bar-restaurant wound up in jail after a waitress called police to say she was breastfeeding and drinking. Officers arrested Tasha Adams and charged her with child endangerment, though the deputy city attorney in Conway, Ark., dropped the charge last week, reports... More »

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