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.
If breast milk was made in factories, we'd count it in the GDP.
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 is not a logical choice based on some health benefit but an urge, an instinct.
Mothers who cannot breastfeed are absolutely not failing, rather, they are being failed.
The ability to help save other babies’ lives can make recovering from a big loss easier.
Human milk is being traded online in the mistaken belief that it is a panacea.
South Africa is still lagging behind when it comes to support for breastfeeding in the workplace.
As US mothers returned to breastfeeding, the market for infant formula dried up, leading formula makers to seek new markets in developing nations. Here's how that led to a recent outcry.
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.