Getting More Low-Income Americans to Breastfeed Would Lead to Health-Care Savings Down the Line
It would cost about $250 million to get an additional 650,000 low-income Americans to breastfeed as much as experts recommend, but it would save families and the health-care system $1.5 billion, a study finds.
Addressing the Technical, Political, and Religious Concerns of Human Milk Banks
Breast milk offers better nutrition than formula to infants who cannot access their mother's milk. But centers have proliferated, raising other concerns.
What Research Can Tell Us About Breastfeeding Stigma
Stigma factors into our perceptions of breastfeeding and formula, with serious consequences for infant health.
The Trump Administration's Anti-Breastfeeding Stance Is Not New. But It Could Be Deadlier Than Ever.
A food oppression expert explains why America's formula problem can only get worse.
When the Press Puts Private Decisions About Pregnancy and Parenting Up for Public Debate, Women Lose
Reporters should go easy on the sanctimony and fear mongering as they frame articles on pregnancy and childrearing.
Our C-Section Rate Won't Budge—Is It Because We Don't Trust Women's Hormones?
An unprecedented new report looking at the biochemical mechanisms linked to birth and breastfeeding suggests that over-treatment in the delivery room is having lasting, harmful effects on both mothers and children.
Do We Worry Too Much About the Science of Breastfeeding?
Do we worry too much about the science of breastfeeding? A radical new documentary sets aside the usual arguments to encourage a closer look at the systems that set so many women up to fail.
Encouraging Breastfeeding, One Parishioner at a Time
New research finds low-income women who attend regular religious services are more likely than non-churchgoers to breastfeed their infants.
Lactation Breeds Lack: The High Cost of Breastfeeding
New research finds mothers who breastfeed for six months or longer are more likely to suffer a severe and prolonged loss of earnings.
Breastfeeding Women Viewed as Less Competent in Study
New research finds both men and women tend to harshly evaluate breastfeeding mothers.
Little Remarked Upon Provisions of the Health Care Bill
From breast pumping to adoption tax credits, the leviathan known as the U.S. health care bill is loaded with little goodies.