Breastfeeding

Chrissy Teigen Trying To Save Her Spilled Breast Milk Will Speak To So Many Moms — VIDEO

Oh Chrissy Teigen, how many ways do we love thee? I mean, she was pretty damn wonderful before she had kids, but now that she's a mom she is completely next level. Any time you're doing something that sort of feels like a mom fail but probably isn't,…
By Jen McGuire

If Your Boobs Feel Like Boulders When You're Breastfeeding, Here's What's Happening

When I began breastfeeding my son, I understood that my breasts would change. I'd heard all about how big they'd get, how they would no longer defy gravity after I weaned my baby, and even that I would leak and spray milk. The one thing I wasn't prep…
By Cat Bowen

What Exactly Is Leaking Out Of Your Breasts When You're Still Pregnant?

When you're pregnant, you never know what your body is going to do next: From sprouting brand new stretch marks overnight to suddenly hating foods you loved for your entire life, it's just one (not necessarily pleasant) surprise after another. Take, …
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

Mom's Viral Photo Shows That Breast Milk Comes In Many Colors

While the milk that you pour over your cereal may always be bright white, breastmilk isn't quite so monochromatic. Depending on when it comes out, it can come in a variety of colors — not all of them are variations of white. This mom's full spectrum …
By Azure Hall

12 Creepy Things Extended Breastfed Babies Do

My goal when I began breastfeeding was to make it as long as I could, but ideally to one year. After a few weeks of struggling (and a healthy dose of nipple cream) I got the hang of things and continued, mostly without issue, until I reached my goal.…
By Jamie Kenney

Here's The Truth About Ear Infections & Breastfeeding On Your Side

There were more than a few times when I was so exhausted from mothering all day that by the time I went to breastfeed my baby at night, I just plopped him on the bed with me and flung out a boob for him. It was convenient, and the side-lying position…
By Cat Bowen

This Isn’t The First Time The Trump Administration Has Tried To Hurt Nursing Parents

When efforts by the United States government to tank a breastfeeding resolution put forth by the World Health Organization (WHO) were revealed recently, many reacted as though the choice to weaponize breast-versus-formula debates against mothers who …
By Annamarya Scaccia

30 Moms Reveal The One Thing That Helped Them Breastfeed Longer

Not everyone is able, or willing, to breastfeed, and that's perfectly OK. Us moms know there's more than one way to feed a baby and keep him or her healthy. But for those of us who can and want to breastfeed, continuing that nursing relationship for …
By Priscilla Blossom

Study: Working, Breastfeeding Moms With Supportive Coworkers Feel Much More Capable

It's no surprise that having a support system helps make breastfeeding more feasible. While often described as "natural," breastfeeding is not always easy. Having people to cheer you on through the tough patches can go a long way. Not all support sys…
By Azure Hall

Why We Need To Resist The "Mommy Wars"

A friend and fellow millennial mom was recently telling me about her experiences with "baby ballet" — that is, a baby and toddler group where children are encouraged to learn 15th century dance from a semi-professional ballerina while Tchaikovsky pla…
By Marie Southard Ospina

I Thought I Was *So* Psyched to Wean, But It Turns Out I'm Not Ready

“I can’t wait to be done with breastfeeding.” A sentence I must have thought, or said aloud, at least a hundred times since my daughter was born last summer and I made the goal of breastfeeding her for at least one year before weaning. In the months…
By De Elizabeth

Chrissy Teigen Slammed A Man Who Photographed Her Pumping Breast Milk In Her Car

Chrissy Teigen provides her fans with such an honest, open, and hilarious look into her life thanks to social media. Evidently, her Twitter updates were not enough for one dude, who Teigen alleged photographed her while she was topless and pumping br…
By Sophie Hirsh

Here's When You Can Expect To See Your First Drops Of Breast Milk During Pregnancy

Before having children, I naively assumed that the only thing to really change about a woman's body during pregnancy was the growth of her stomach. (Ignorance is bliss.) But now, after three pregnancies, I've seen my body do wackier things than I ima…
By Shannon Evans

Eva Longoria Perfectly Summed Up The Struggle Of Juggling Work & Breastfeeding With A Newborn

It's difficult to imagine — before you actually experience it for yourself, that is — how much your life changes after welcoming a baby. Sure, you're aware of the fact that babies need to be fed and burped every couple of hours, changed as needed, an…
By Michelle Stein

6 Photos You *Must* Take During The First Week Of Breastfeeding

Personally, I didn't love every single second of breastfeeding. Nursing a tiny, needy human being is hard, and taxing, and sometimes painful. That doesn't mean it wasn't an experience to remember, though, or document so that I could look back on it y…
By Candace Ganger

As Always, Chrissy Teigen Had The *Best* Response To Haters Shaming Her New Breastfeeding Photo

Chrissy Teigen always stands up for herself, even though she really shouldn't have to. Over the weekend, she posted a photo of herself breastfeeding her son, Miles, and one of Luna's baby dolls. It was a funny, relatable post — totally on brand for T…
By Karen Fratti

Meghan King Edmonds Opened Up About All The Remedies She Tried To Cope With Mastitis

People tend to describe the first few weeks of motherhood as a beautiful, blissful, and busy time. But they leave out one important detail: It hurts, too. Like, a lot. Recently, former Real Housewives Of Orange County star Meghan King Edmonds opened …
By Karen Fratti

This Compression Bra Will Save You From Your Milk Pumping Woes

Here's a not-so-surprising secret: I hated breast pumping. Absolutely hated it. I had an electronic pump, which I thank my stars for because I have nerve damage and can't hold my grip for long. A manual would have (not literally) killed me. Still, th…
By Annamarya Scaccia

The One Thing I Ignored That Could've Made Breastfeeding In Public Easier

I knew before I had a baby that I really wanted to breastfeed. I wasn't vehemently anti-formula, and I didn't swear I'd never feed my baby "chemicals," but I was pretty determined to give nursing a solid effort to see if it was right for me. Turns ou…
By Jamie Kenney

This US Senator Is Bringing Her Breastfed Baby To Work With Her

Let's get real for a moment: exclusively breastfeeding a young infant is hard work. As nursing moms know all too well, this around-the-clock responsibility is basically a full-time job in itself. So when maternity leave ends and a new mom is expected…
By Michelle Stein