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Here’s What You Need to Know About Using Marijuana While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

As marijuana (cannabis) gains legal status and cultural acceptance state by state, important questions about who should be using the drug are becoming more pressing. Recently, a major medical organization announced its stance on marijuana use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding: It’s not a good idea. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is officially recommending […]

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Jessie James Decker Defends Picture of Herself Drinking While Breastfeeding: ‘I Know What I’m Doing’

Country singer Jessie James Decker incurred the wrath of the internet's relentless mommy shamers this summer when she posted an Instagram of herself breastfeeding her baby while holding a glass of what appeared to be wine (a rosé, possibly sparkling, to this trained eye). A month after the uproar, Decker's attitude hasn't changed. "Cheers bitches," […]

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Hurt By The Breastfeeding Boom, The Baby Formula Industry Is Turning To Toddlers

The number of Americans who breastfeed their children has risen steadily over the past few decades ― a public health win that results in better nutrition and lower health risks for mothers and babies. But this positive development is at odds with the interests of the baby formula industry, whose sales in recent years have flattened in the U.S. Companies that make […]