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Breastfeeding Basics

Australian Artist Shows What Breastfeeding Really Looks Like

We've all seen that widely circulated photo of Gisele Bundchen breastfeeding as a full glam squad hovers around her, primping the supermodel to perfection.

Is Breastfeeding Bad for Your Bones?

You probably know that breastfeeding holds many benefits for baby as well as for mom—but there may be one downside to it. A recent study has found that the bone density in nursing women decreased the longer they breastfed. So what does this mean for your long-term bone health if you are breastfeeding?

Jessie James Decker Shares Sweet Breastfeeding Selfie

It's well-known that the American Association of Pediatrics recommends babies be exclusively breastfed for at least the first six months of life.

Why Some Moms Are More Likely to Breastfeed

Women who live in wealthier neighborhoods are more likely to breastfeed their babies longer than women in low-income areas, according to a new Department of Health report.

Need a Nursing Pod? Step Up & Cast Your Vote

Breastfeeding on-the-go is always a challenge, and now two mom-championing companies are teaming up to make nursing and pumping away from home easier, and less awkward.

Does Breastfeeding Really Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

Most women can rattle off a couple benefits of breastfeeding: Fewer colds and illnesses? Yep. A precious way to bond? Definitely.

But things get a little murkier when it comes to one, potentially life-saving reason to breastfeed: a reduced risk of breast cancer. While plenty of research has established a link, it's surprisingly hard to get straight answers. We sorted through the studies to give you the scoop.

The Story Behind the Olivia Wilde Breastfeeding Pictures

Olivia Wilde made headlines when she posed for Glamour's September issue—while breastfeeding her son. Here's how it all happened. Related: New Celebrity Mom Trend: The Breastfeeding Selfie

How to Get a Free Breast Pump

Mamas, rejoice: A provision of the Affordable Care Act requires insurance companies to provide copayment-free lactation consulting and breast pumps. But since the law is fairly new, you might lock horns with your insurance provider over what you're entitled to. Three key questions to ask your insurer: