Knock It Off with ‘Breast Is Best’ Already

In severe situations, it can even lead to inadvertently starving your baby—a scenario Dr. del Castillo-Hegyi knows firsthand. “I found myself with a dehydrated, jaundiced baby because of my inability to produce milk when he needed it.” Imagine if the nursing staff at the hospital where you gave birth didn’t even give you the option […]


Here’s What You Need to Know About the Ongoing Baby Formula Shortage

Bearing all of that in mind, we’ve rounded up several ideas about what to do if you run out of baby formula—and a few options that should be avoided. Talk to your pediatrician first. If you run out of the formula you usually give your baby, your first call should be to your child’s pediatrician, […]


Here’s What Actually Determines Your Breast Size and Shape

Most body parts grow to a certain size and then stop. When it comes to your breast size? Not so much. Your breast size and shape can change quite a bit throughout your life. (If you’re someone whose boobs get bigger around your period, you know what we’re talking about.) Believe it or not, your […]


The 15 Best Nursing Sports Bras You Can Wear Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Whether you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, investing in the best nursing sports bras will make movement easier and more enjoyable. Of course you can always go up a few sizes in your current favorite bra, but if you want high-quality nursing sport bras, you’ll want something tailored to the maternity experience. And if you’re planning on […]


18 Possible Reasons Your Boobs Are Unbearably Itchy

If you’re wearing the same bras and shirts you always have, this probably isn’t the reason behind your itchy boobs or nipples. But if you recently started wearing a new top, started going braless completely, or switched up your workout routine to something that causes more bounce—and breast or nipple itchiness followed—friction is definitely a […]


Ronda Rousey Shared a Raw Breastfeeding Selfie Because Motherhood ‘Is Something to Brag About’

Ronda Rousey wants to normalize breastfeeding and all that goes into new parenthood. It’s not something to hide or be ashamed of, she shared in an intimate Instagram post. Instead, it’s “something to brag about,” Rousey wrote. Rousey and her husband, fellow mixed martial artist Travis Browne, announced the birth of their daughter on September […]


Rachel Bloom Shared a Recovery Update After Her Breast-Reduction Surgery

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend cocreator and star Rachel Bloom revealed on social media that she recently underwent breast-reduction surgery. The “Heavy Boobs” singer shared that her breasts had changed and become more uncomfortable after pregnancy and breastfeeding, but she’s already feeling better after the surgery. “I did it!” Bloom began her Instagram post. “Context: Before pregnancy, I […]


Pregnant and Breastfeeding People Should Get a COVID-19 Vaccine, the CDC Says

People who are pregnant or breastfeeding should get a COVID-19 vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. In the new COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, the CDC explains that there’s no evidence that the shots can cause pregnancy or fertility issues.  Pretty much everyone who is at least 12 years old should get a […]


How Ashley Tisdale Rejected the Social Media Pressure to Breastfeed and ‘Bounce Back’ After Giving Birth

Ashley Tisdale is getting quite good at doing what she needs to do to eliminate unnecessary stress from her life. The new mom, who gave birth to baby girl Jupiter in March, credits her strong meditation practice with helping her be present and tame her anxiety throughout pregnancy and the first few months of parenting, […]


Breastfeeding: Why Kelly Maher Carvell Thinks You’re Overthinking It

Mama, are you feeling overwhelmed with breastfeeding? If so…this is the conversation for you. Kelly Maher Carvell is a Certified Lactation Counselor who specializes in holistic lactation support with her innovative telehealth lactation practice while you’re bumping and through weaning. What I love about Kelly is that for her, it’s all about helping mamas overcome their breastfeeding concerns and supporting them…

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Craving for Food During Breast-feeding: Tips to Follow

By Katherine Kimber, Registered Dietitian, If you check out on Google, you are going to find lots of information on what you should/shouldn’t eat after having a baby, and in particular, how to lose the pregnancy weight. From taking, green juices, powders, spritzers, and supplements to messages around burning calories, reducing “belly fat” and cutting […]


5 FAQ’s on Breastfeeding Answered by Lactation Experts

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from the 1st-7th August. The 2020 theme is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet.” We got in touch with two experts to gain answers to FAQ’s by New Moms: Aubrey Phelps, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutritionist Dr. Kameelah Phillips, Lactation Consultant and Founder of Calla Women’s Health. Why Should […]


We Have To Talk About This Wild PETA Ad That Features A Cow Breastfeeding A Man

PETA’s latest ad on drinking cow’s milk is quite a mooood. On Thursday, in a bizarre visual representation, the animal rights organization posted an image of a cartoon cow with the breasts of a human woman breastfeeding a grown adult man. The image is both uncomfortable and impossible to look away from. “Looks weird right? […]

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Breastfeeding guilt experienced by half of mothers – BBC survey

Media playback is unsupported on your device Half of mothers who responded to a new survey said they felt they let their baby down when they struggled to breastfeed. More than a third of respondents to the UK-wide poll, commissioned by BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and BBC Radio Sheffield, revealed they felt ashamed for […]


Why Breastfeeding Guilt Is So Hard To Shake

Stephanie Walton’s breastfeeding challenges began as soon as her first baby was born. She needed an emergency C-section and wasn’t able to try feeding him for hours. When she did, her son clamped down hard on her nipples, which soon cracked and bled. For the first few days, she struggled to breastfeed him at all. […]