breastfeeding breastfeeding
Stories About

breastfeeding

"I also learned that designated nursing spaces didn't exist until Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the House in 2007. This story often repeats itself: multiple organizations have changed their breastfeeding policies in recent years, but only when women came into leadership roles." Ayumi Takahashi for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Ayumi Takahashi for NPR

Pope Francis baptized 34 babies Sunday in an annual ceremony in the Sistine Chapel. He repeated advice from previous years: mothers should feel free to breastfeed during the service. AP hide caption

toggle caption
AP

A pulpit for Pisa Cathedral by Italian sculptor Giovanni Pisano, showing a woman breastfeeding, was on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in October 2016. This weekend, a breastfeeding museum visitor says she was told to cover up, which the museum says violates its own policies. Waring Abbott/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Waring Abbott/Getty Images

(From left) Mothers from Namibia's Himba tribe; from Amber, India; and from Washington state. Jose Luis Trisan/Getty; Hadynyah/Getty; Sarah Wolfe Photography/Getty hide caption

toggle caption
Jose Luis Trisan/Getty; Hadynyah/Getty; Sarah Wolfe Photography/Getty

Secrets Of Breast-Feeding From Global Moms In The Know

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/534021439/534365641" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Australian Greens party Sen. Larissa Waters breast-feeds her baby, Alia Joy, during a session in the Senate Chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on Tuesday. Mick Tsikas/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Mick Tsikas/AP

There's overwhelming consensus that breast-feeding is the optimal way to feed an infant. But the topic of how breast-feeding may influence cognitive ability is controversial. Guerilla/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Guerilla/Getty Images

Breast-Fed Kids May Be Less Hyper, But Not Necessarily Smarter, Study Finds

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/520963053/521622879" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Cargo/imagezoo/Getty Images

A Pediatrician's View Of Paid Parental Leave

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/497052014/497423626" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images

Ship That Breast Milk For You? Companies Add Parent-Friendly Perks

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/479323050/479764958" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Food writer Bee Wilson says that babies are most open to trying new flavors between the ages of 4 and 7 months. Duane Ellison/iStock hide caption

toggle caption
Duane Ellison/iStock

In Baby's 'First Bite,' A Chance To Shape A Child's Taste

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/465305656/465585555" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mothers breast-feed their children of different ages during the Second Synchronized Breastfeeding Worldwide event near Manila, Philippines, in October 2008. Pat Roque/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Pat Roque/AP