Breastfeeding

10 ways motherhood makes you extraordinary, according to science

Kids, man. Some days it feels like they just might kill you. But here’s a secret: They’re probably doing the opposite. Despite the decrease in sleep, time and money parents tend to experience after having kids, a number of studies indicate that women can reap a number of physical and emotional... more

The 10 best nipple creams, according to breastfeeding moms and experts

Some nursing moms sail through breastfeeding with nary a wince or twinge of discomfort while others experience pain in the form of sore or even cracked nipples. (If you fall into the latter category, take [emotional] comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. One 2013 study found that 44% of... more

12 unique push present ideas for new moms

Growing an entire human being in your belly for nine months is a lot of work. Moms-to-be deal with all sorts of unpleasant pregnancy symptoms, countless doctor appointments and many uncomfortable sleepless nights — and that doesn’t even get into what happens during labor and delivery. While you feel that... more

Chrissy Teigen asks to ‘normalize formula’ after struggling to breastfeed

Chrissy Teigen has never shied away from using her platform to speak out about the hardest parts of motherhood. In September, the model, author and mom opened up about her painful pregnancy loss to combat the stigma of miscarriage. Now, she’s speaking honestly about her personal struggles with breastfeeding and... more

The best bottles for breastfed babies 2021

Whether it’s because your maternity leave is coming to an end, you want your partner to have an opportunity to feed the baby or, real talk, you just want a break, there are a number of reasons you may want to introduce a bottle to your breastfed baby. The biggest... more

How to store breast milk safely: Your questions answered

If you are a breastfeeding mom returning to work, or just pumping your milk for the occasional outing, you probably have questions about the best way to store your pumped milk. And if you are leaving your baby in the hands of a caretaker, you’ll want to make sure they... more

23 photos of celebrity moms living that breastfeeding life

It’s their Instagram accounts and they’ll do what they want to — and that includes posting breastfeeding photos and selfies, thankyouverymuch. Over the years, we’ve seen an uptick in celebrity moms sharing nursing and/or pumping photos to social media and we are here for it, because anything that helps... more

How to store, freeze and thaw breast milk safely

Whether you’re trying to build up a supply of stored breast milk for your return to work or stockpiling for occasional nights out, you’ll want to have a stash of breast milk in the freezer for safe-keeping. The whole process for pumping, storing, freezing and, later, thawing breast milk can... more