More than three quarters of new babies get at least a start at breast-feeding, according to the CDC.
July 31, 2013 Mothers are breast-feeding longer, according to a new federal report. But many moms don't get help learning how to breast-feed, and hospitals sabotage their efforts by giving healthy babies formula and giving parents free formula samples.
The cover of the May 21, 2012, issue of Time.
May 12, 2012 The Time magazine cover of a mother breastfeeding her 3-year-old unleashed a deluge of opinions. What is it about the image that makes people squirm, the child's age or just breastfeeding at all?
March 9, 2011 Nearly two weeks after seizing two samples for testing, a British council has given the okay to the sale of ice cream made from mothers' breast milk.
After it sold out of its first batch of breast milk ice cream, The Icecreamists store posted a sign promising customers that more "Baby Gaga" ice cream was on the way.
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February 25, 2011 Anyone pining for some ice cream in London now has an unusual option to consider: ice cream made from mothers' breast milk. The Icecreamists shop has made headlines for using milk from as many as 15 women to make its new "Baby Gaga" flavor.
May 5, 2009 Save the eye roll, please. I am sure there are people for whom this conversation means nothing or is distatesful but, you know what? If you were born (and if you're reading this, I know you have been), then your mother had to make a decision about...
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