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Breastfeeding News

Breastfeeding moms across the world unite for the 'Big Latch On'

Thousands of nursing mothers across the world are getting ready to unite for the "Big Latch On". This is a worldwide event set to take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

Op-Ed: Professor nurses baby in class, but should this be the issue?

Washington - A debate has been sparked after a college professor at a Washington, D.C. university brought her sick baby daughter to class and at one point mid-class, nursed her.

N.J. mom shocked when breastfeeding help video ends up as porn

A N.J. mother was shocked when she found out a breastfeeding help video she participated in ended up on numerous pornography websites. She is now suing the Iowa-based producer of the educational video.

N.Y.C. Mayor wants hospitals to lock up baby formula

New York - New York City's Mayor Bloomberg is reportedly pushing hospitals to keep baby formula under lock and key so a higher percentage of women will decide to breastfeed.

Facebook bans mom for photo of daughter pretending to breastfeed

A Seattle mother was temporarily banned from Facebook after she posted a photo of her 5-year-old daughter pretending to breastfeed her 2-year-old sister. Lauren Ferrari is outraged at the decision to ban her, saying the photo was "completely innocent."

Breastfeeding could cut obesity risk

New research suggests that the promotion of breastfeeding to women could provide a long-term reduction in obesity rates.

Military moms breastfeeding in uniform sparks controversy

Photographs of two military moms breastfeeding in uniform has sparked some controversy. The photos, now circulating on the Internet, have surprised the mothers who were featured in some of the images.

Researchers study link between breastfeeding and pacifiers

Last week a study was shared at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) medical conference in Boston that suggests pacifiers may not interfere with breastfeeding.

Oreo cookies in breastfeeding controversy

It's a move that's delighted some and horrified others: Kraft Foods inadvertently released an ad showing a baby suckling at a partially exposed breast and looking intently at the Oreo cookie in his hand.

TSA forces woman to pump breast milk into bottles before boarding

Lihue - A Hawaiian mom said she was embarrassed after the TSA asked her to "prove" her breast pump was real by filling the bottles before being allowed to board.

Breastfeeding moms stage a 'nurse-in' at Target stores Special

A 35-year-old mom sparked a nurse-in at Target stores after being "harassed and humiliated by Target employees" for breastfeeding her five-month-old in one of their stores.

New Michigan law could exempt nursing mothers from jury duty

Nursing mothers may be able to ask to be exempt from jury duty in Michigan if a new law is passed by the state's Senate next year.

Op-Ed: Moms shouldn't have to fight for right to breastfeed in public Special

Breastfeeding is a natural form of feeding babies that is recommended by the medical community as being the perfect food for an infant.

Breastfeeding mom accused of indecent exposure, files charges

Breastfeeding in public is one of those topics which often causes controversy. One side of the fence says it’s a natural part of life while the other side perceives breastfeeding as indecent exposure.

Illinois mothers attempt to break the world breastfeeding record

Chicago - According to numerous sources, mothers from Illinois are planning to break the world breastfeeding record on Saturday morning.

Breast Milk Baby doll teaches young girls how to breastfeed Special

The recent release of a new baby doll that encourages young children to simulate the act of breast-feeding has stirred a controversy across the U.S. and has some adults branding the manufacturers as perverts and pedophiles.

Breast milk ice cream goes on sale in London restaurant

Covent Garden - A restaurant in central London's Covent Garden district is selling ice cream on its menu made from human breast milk. The milk, donated by 35-year-old Victoria Hiley, is churned and served as ice cream with a wafer.

Woman says she was ordered to stop breastfeeding or get off bus

Manchester - A UK woman says she was embarrassed and shocked when a bus driver told her that she had to either stop breastfeeding or get off the bus.

Breastfeeding should be made world law according to supermodel

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen said a law should be made to force mothers to breastfeed their babies for the initial six months.

Op-Ed: Readers furious over article against breastfeeding, 'fun bags'

Kathryn Blundell, a woman who works for the parenting magazine Mother & Baby, recently wrote an article in which she says breastfeeding is creepy. The article goes on to call breasts "fun bags" and a lot of people are unhappy about both statements.

New study says breastfeeding could save lives and money

A recent study revealed that breastfeeding a baby exclusively for the first 6 months of its life could prevent over 900 deaths and save the United States $13 billion in health costs.

Toronto Public Health: Breastmilk supplies the best nutrition

Toronto - Breastfeeding moms will be given more support by the city of Toronto. Moms have said that being comfortable feeding their young in public is one way to keep their tots on the breast for the first six months.

Multinationals Violate Law in Selling Formula Milk in Asia

Multinational companies in Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, China and several other countries in the region, sell baby formula, aggressively, to the point of breaking the law, an Associated Press investigation reveals.

WHO: Breastfeeding could save lives

The World Health Organization (WHO) stressed on Friday the importance of breastfeeding. According to the WHO, breastfeeding could save up to 1.3 million lives annually.

No Food or Drink Allowed at Public Pools, Not Even Breast Milk

It was the breast of times; it was the worst of times for a woman in Ann Arbor, Michigan two years ago, and again for her kindred spirited woman with babe in arms in Nottingham, England, nearly two weeks ago.

Ohio Police Ticket Driving Nursing Mother

Breast feeding and driving are two things that should not go together. That didn't stop Ohio driver Genine Compton though from feeding her child while driving in Kettering.

Mom sues due to lack of privacy for breast pump at work

A Rutherford County woman has filed suit with the Davidson County Chancery Court, stating she was required to pump breast milk for her newborn baby in front of co-workers at an Antioch restaurant.

Coroner: Baby killed by mother's kiss or breastfeeding

An autopsy report of an 11-day-old baby girl showed that she may have died after her mother unknowingly passed onto her hrough a kiss or breastfeeding the virus that causes cold sores.

Salma Hayek Nurses Another Woman's Infant In Sierra Leone

Salma Hayek breast fed a child that was starving in Sierra Leone. The infant's mother was unable to nurse her child so Hayek stepped up to the plate.

Mothers protest over Facebook's ban of breastfeeding photos

More than 85,000 members have joined a group in protesting the Facebook’s removal of breastfeeding photos on the social network site. Some members also protested in front of the Facebook headquarters in California.
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