How embryos develop, evolution and sexual pleasure all help explain why men have nipples. But ‘man boobs’ are a different story.
Many historic ideas about women's beauty - from prizing firm breasts to emphasising the 'natural' - continue to resonate today.
Breastfeeding is not a logical choice based on some health benefit but an urge, an instinct.
Until now, the processes that lead some girls to start developing before others have been poorly understood.
Women with dense breasts are more likely to develop breast cancer. Density also makes it harder for doctors to detect breast cancer on a mammogram.
Sports bras can help elite athletes compete to their best, but also should be considered as an important piece of kit by all women who exercise.
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?
What are we really talking about when we criticize women who breastfeed in public?
What is often overlooked in discussions about the sexual appeal of breasts is that they have not always been regarded as irresistibly attractive in all points in history and across all cultures.