Proper support for breastfeeding is an environmental imperative.
In an act of 'mummy-shaming' to rival anything today’s internet has to offer, Queen Victoria is thought to have named a cow in the royal dairy after her daughter, who had decided to breastfeed.
Milk and cookies might be a famous combination, but there's little evidence so-called lactation biscuits can promote milk flow in breastfeeding mothers.
So many other countries see the value in breastfeeding support but the UK is lagging behind.
Breast milk contains ingredients in concentrations that change over the course of the day. Researchers think milk is chrononutrition, carrying molecular messages to help set a baby's internal clock.
Supporting mums in prison and whose babies are in care to breastfeed has benefits for mums, their children and wider society.
If breast milk was made in factories, we'd count it in the GDP.
Regular home visits by community health workers helped to increase breastfeeding rates in Kenya.
Does beer help a new mother's milk come in? Does 'pumping and dumping' allow you to drink and breast-feed? A doctor sorts the evidence from the myth.
Breastfeeding mothers are turning to online groups due to dwindling real-life support — but these volunteer-led platforms don't always have the best advice.
A new study shows the enigmatic hominin species Australopithecus africanus may have breastfed young for around 5-6 years – a very costly practice for the mother.
Women who have had gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But regular checks, a healthy diet and exercise are can help to manage this risk.
Promoting the benefits of breastfeeding isn't enough when uncomfortable and uninviting public places deter mothers. Places that help them feel comfortable breastfeeding have several key features.
A doctor argues that breastfeeding should be encouraged, but not at the expense of a mother's mental health.
The evidence is clear that newborn babies do better when they 'room-in' with their opioid-dependent mothers. So why are hospitals across Canada so slow to provide this recognized standard of care?
Mothers are told to stop breastfeeding when taking certain medications – even if they won't harm their baby.
Breastfeeding is not a logical choice based on some health benefit but an urge, an instinct.
Around one in five Australian mums will develop mastitis, a painful inflammatory condition of the breast tissue.
Most women want to breastfeed, but many struggle to start and to continue. Here are five ways to make it easier.
HIV negative children born to women with HIV have a greater risk of dying before their first birthday.