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7 Myths about Breastfeeding for World Breastfeeding Week
By Jeff Hayward Children

7 Myths about Breastfeeding for World Breastfeeding Week

Breastfeeding is nature’s way of nourishing infants, but breastfeeding continues to be steeped in half-truths and myths around the world. This misinformation that has somehow made it into common culture ends up putting up barriers to breastfeeding for many new mothers. World Breastfeeding Week continues until August 7, with a goal to raise awareness about the […]

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6 Bonus Benefits of Breastfeeding
By Jeff Hayward Children

6 Bonus Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is not easy for every new mother, but there are certainly scientifically-proven advantages to feeding your child breast milk during first years of his or her life. The World Health Organization (WHO) actually recommends you feed your child breast milk for the first 2-years, although it says you can complement breast milk with other […]

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Breastfeeding Tied to Higher IQ, Income
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Breastfeeding Tied to Higher IQ, Income

A new study suggests that breastfeeding your child longer could actually improve their IQ and help them earn more money. The study, which was recently published in The Lancet, was based on a long-term examination of Brazilian infants born in the year 1982. It involved interviews with just under 6,000 new mothers about their feeding […]

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New Mom Breaks Guinness World Record for Donating Breast Milk
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New Mom Breaks Guinness World Record for Donating Breast Milk

A Texas mom has broken the Guinness World Record for “Most Breast Milk Donated.” Alicia Richman of Granbury Texas donated a whopping 11,115 ounces (almost 87 gallons) of breast milk to charity after she began producing significantly more milk than her son needed. The 28-year-old mom told reporters that she began storing and freezing the […]

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