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U.S. uses threat of sanctions to kill breastfeeding resolution

Geneva - The Trump administration threatened Ecuador with withholding military aid and "punishing trade measures" — all because the country backed a resolution promoting breastfeeding at the World Health Assembly.

Breastfeeding Aussie senator in political first

Sydney - A breastfeeding senator has made Australian political history by becoming the first woman to nurse her newborn baby in the nation's parliament.

Breastfeeding Aussie senator in political first

Sydney - A breastfeeding senator has made Australian political history by becoming the first woman to nurse her newborn baby in the nation's parliament.

Breastfeeding Aussie senator in political first

Sydney - A breastfeeding senator has made Australian political history by becoming the first woman to nurse her newborn baby in the nation's parliament.

Lower breast cancer risk for women who breast feed

A new study indicates that the risks of breast cancer mortality are lower with women who have breast fed their children compared with those who opted to use formula milk.

Argentine mothers hold mass breastfeeding protest

Buenos Aires - Hundreds of women turned out in Argentina to breastfeed in public, in protest at the removal of a mother for nursing publicly in a Buenos Aires square last week.

Large national variations in breastfeeding rates

London - New figures, published by the medical journal The Lancet, show considerable variation between countries in terms of breastfeeding. The U.K. comes out very low.

Find out how breastfeeding boosts the immune system

Scientists have demonstrated that breastfeeding, along with other factors, beneficially influences a baby's immune system development. It also reduces susceptibility to allergies and asthma.

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.
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