Breastfeeding isn't easy, and that's ok – new parents can handle the truth.
It's time to normalise it.
A chemist explains how some molecules in human breast milk help fight infection. Understanding their properties could lead to better infant formulas that share the health advantages of breastfeeding.
Why was one gene mutation that affects hair, teeth, sweat glands and breasts ubiquitous among ice age Arctic people? New research points to the advantage it provided for ancestors of Native Americans.
Domperidone raises levels of prolactin, which increases the production of breast milk. It's safe for mothers and babies, but not all women will experience the same increase in milk volume.
Employers must do more to support breastfeeding mothers who return to work.
South African health authorities educate the public about breastfeeding but without supportive legislation and strong communication, it will never be normalised.
The potential for exploitation is rife in the international market for breast milk. Fair trade and fair pay regulations are crucial to protect consumers in Australia and suppliers abroad.
The UK isn't doing enough to help mums breastfeed successfully
Hospitals sometimes recommend women express milk towards the end of their pregnancies. But it's not suitable for all.
However mothers feed their babies, there is always some kind of criticism.
Banked breast milk is a safe source of shared human milk, and can be a life-saver for very premature babies.
The bacteria in a mother's breast milk are important because it helps develop a baby's gut. Research shows this bacteria are different depending on where mothers live and what they eat.
Breast really best makes many mums feel bad.
Breastfeeding is a cultural taboo in the UK, and the prevalence of bottles in children's books doesn't help.
Negative breastfeeding experiences can make special drives to encourage it all too painful for some.
Is there anything wrong with breastfeeding children up to five or six?
Most people are aware of the benefits of breastmilk, but few are aware of the risks.
A Harvard University researcher last week suggested western women stop breastfeeding after a couple of months to reduce the risk of passing potentially harmful toxins on to infants via breast milk.
Those buying and selling human breast milk online could be spreading disease without reaping any of the supposed health benefits.