Breastfeeding | Fit Pregnancy


Pardon The Expression

Sure, it can be uncomfortable to pump at work. But the benefits of continued breastfeeding will last your baby a lifetime.

Almost Perfect

New-mom lesson: A little flexibility goes a long way.

Pumping in the Real World

Having a plan in place will help you ease through your workday as a working mom.

Barriers to Breastfeeding

Without question, breastfeeding rates are higher among educated, affluent women. And even they face cultural and lifestyle obstacles. What's getting in your way?

Breastfeeding Eases Childhood Stress

Breastfed babies may be better equipped to deal with stress later in life than bottle-fed ones.

Your Ultimate Guide To Breastfeeding

From getting off to a stellar start to overcoming problems, we have all the info you need to become a nursing pro.

Obesity News: Can Breastfeeding Really Spare Your Child from Weight Problems?

The latest research, plus why it's an ongoing debate

Mom's Milk Protects Against Alcoholism

A new study shows that early weaning may lead to alcohol abuse later in life.

How Breastfed Babies Measure Up

The new World Health Organization (WHO) growth charts reflect data on children fed only breast milk and water for their first 4 to 6 months.

Booby Traps

The top 5 pitfalls of breastfeeding and how to avoid them.

Help Wanted

Most pregnant women who say they're going to breastfeed do—but many stop before their babies get much benefit.

Breast Friends

Need a little help nursing your baby? We've got simple, tried-and-true advice from women who've been there.
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