Tag Archives: Breastfeeding in the News

CBS News Gets Breastfeeding Right But You Won’t Read This

This CBS News video on the Challenges of Breastfeeding is wonderful in so many ways it is hard to know where to start.  Especially on the heels of our disappointment with ABC News, and more dirt on their ties with … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/21/2010

Don’t Believe Every Breastfeeding Study You See

 . . . until you’ve asked some important questions.  Last week, I saw a tweet about a new study linking long-term breastfeeding  with more aggressive cancers.    (“Long-term” is defined in the article as breastfeeding for six months or more . . . … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/08/2010

CBS News: “Power of a Mother’s Milk”

CBS News did a wonderful segment that shows just how critical human milk is to premature infants.  Kudos to CBS for raising awareness of this important issue.  The video and accompanying article explain that only “45% of premature babies are going home on breastmilk, as … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/13/2009

AAP responds to “The Case Against Breastfeeding”

By now you may have seen (and commented on) various responses to “The Case Against Breastfeeding” by Hannah Rosin in the April 2009 issue of Atlantic Monthly.   You can read Best for Babes’ response on the Moms Rising website, and for a … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/19/2009

Facebook vs. Breastfeeders: A Silver Lining & Bigger Clouds

By now you may have heard about the huge flap over Facebook removing photos of women nursing, the ensuing online protest on December 27th (Reuters) as it is being debated throughout the media, i.e. the Times, ABC News, the NY Times and … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/12/2009

Breastfeeding means fewer behavioral problems in young children

An intriguing new study,  as posted on Yahoo! today, (http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20081029/hl_hsn/breastfedbabymaymeanbetterbehavedchild): “Parents of youngsters who were breast-fed as infants were less likely to report that their child had a behavior problem or psychiatric illness during the first five years of life, a … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/29/2008