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7 Nursing Tips from Moms Who've Been There

Women are told that breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world—breast is best! But no one mentions the emotional drain, flat nipples, over supply, clogged milk ducts or any of the other nursing issues you hear about. Breastfeeding—especially in the early days—can be tough.

Breastfeeding Mom Responds to Shamer

An afternoon out at an Indiana TGI Fridays turned into an online quest for one mom after a fellow diner took a photo of her breastfeeding and posted it to Facebook and Instagram.

Breastfeeding in Public: 5 Ways to Get it Right

After our first daughter was born, my inaugural nursing in public (NIP) attempt took place in the private booth of a darkly lit restaurant, under a nursing cover. By the time daughter number two came around, I was using that nursing cover as a burp cloth and breastfeeding brazenly in public. At four weeks postpartum, I ventured to Ikea for toy storage, babysitter in tow to help wrangle Big while I carried Little.

It's Here! Postpartum: The Musical

Being a new mom can be crazy, messy and, yes, amazing—but it can also be super rough (hello, 4 a.m. feeds). From breastfeeding disasters to pee in your face, sometimes you just gotta laugh it off.

Why Amanda Peet Is Using Cabbage While Breastfeeding

Amanda Peet went on Ellen today and shared a photo of herself brushing her teeth while wearing a black bra stuffed with cabbage leaves. The actress, who gave birth to her third child, Henry, in December said that she had put cabbage in her bra to help with the pain of breast engorgement from breastfeedingThe photo was taken by her

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:

The Breastfeeding-in-Public Controversy Continues

You've seen the backlash against celebrities who have posted breastfeeding selfles online, and now, a California mom created more controversy when she shared a similar photo on Facebook. Why is breastfeeding so taboo? Tell us what you think on Twitter @FitPregnancy. 

The Simple Way to Help Protect Your Baby's Heart Health

You’ve read about the many benefits of breastfeeding, but new research finds yet another reason for Baby to latch on: heart health for the rest of her life.

Should You Take Antidepressants for Postpartum Depression?

It’s not often you read good news about antidepressants and new motherhood, but here it is: the medication may help you stick with breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding is a Waste of Time! (Wait, What?)

Just when you thought giving birth was the hard part, you hit some serious breastfeeding hiccups (not the cute kind your baby makes after dinner). But as any new mother can attest, breastfeeding isn’t easy. In fact, you’ve probably wondered if it’s really worth the blood (yes, blood), sweat, and tears.

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