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Breastfeeding is intuitive and easy? No!updated: Thu May 17 2012 13:09:00

Time magazine's recent cover story featuring Jamie Lynne Grumet breastfeeding her almost four-year-old son raised a firestorm about different styles of parenting. Along with the headline -- "Are you mom enough?" -- the piece makes every mother question whether she should practice attachment parenting and in the process, embrace all things natural. Wear your baby! Make your own baby food! Breastfeed! Sleep with your baby! Give birth at home -- and don't use painkillers!

Time's breast-feeding cover mom talksupdated: Thu May 17 2012 13:09:00

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to the woman at the center of Time magazine's breast-feeding cover story.

Non, the French are not better momsupdated: Wed May 16 2012 12:14:00

The "mommy war" between stay-at-home and working mothers is in danger of being overshadowed by another maddening contest: the one between mothers in the U.S. and France.

Phony "mommy wars" avoid real issues for womenupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 10:59:00

The "mommy wars" that have cropped up repeatedly this campaign season are a figment of political pundits' imagination. The most recent example, of course, was the political and media tempest that followed Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's comment that Ann Romney, Mitt Romney's wife and a mother of five, had not "worked a day in her life." Many made political hay with the remark.

Rosen comments spark flood of backlashupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 10:59:00

CNN's Joe Johns recaps the rapid criticism against Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen for her Ann Romney remarks.

How to fix U.S. health careupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 15:57:00

Fareed Zakaria and Ali Velshi discuss the U.S.'s low health care ranking and health care views from around the world.

10 lesser known effects of health care reform lawupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 15:57:00

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court takes on a political, social, economic and medical hot potato: the health care reform law that was signed into law two years ago.

TSA blogger apologizes for breast-feeding incidentupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 14:40:00

Traveling while breast-feeding is no easy feat in the best of circumstances. When Transportation Security Administration officials don't follow the agency's rules, getting through the airport with the gear -- and a baby -- gets more difficult.

My husband, the perfect momupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 07:36:00

Baby Abe won't nurse. Despite the fact that I've successfully breastfed his three siblings, despite the efforts of his pediatrician and two lactation consultants, this baby will not suck. Were he a Stone Age baby, born to a nomadic hunter-gatherer tribe, he would have long since been left out for the saber-toothed tigers and prehistoric wolves. He's lucky he was born to a 21st-century mom who refuses to give up.

Agencies: No need for baby formula recallupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 08:25:00

A fourth infant has been discovered to have been infected with a rare, sometimes fatal form of bacteria that can come from baby formula, but there is no evidence the cases are related, federal health authorities said Friday.

Wal-Mart pulls batch of baby formulaupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 08:25:00

Wal-Mart recalled a batch of infant formula after a baby died in Missouri. Tests for the cause are in progress.

Breast-feeding mom stages 'nurse-in'updated: Wed Dec 28 2011 22:28:00

A frustrated mom stages a breast-feeding sit-in at Target. CNN's Isha Sesay has more.

'Nurse-in' supports public breastfeedingupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 22:28:00

A mother who says she was harassed and humiliated by employees while breastfeeding her baby at a Target store in Texas last month prompted a nationwide "nurse-in" on Wednesday to show support for the public practice.

Officials search for source of bacteria that caused baby's death updated: Fri Dec 23 2011 19:54:00

Health officials will be comparing samples to determine if two newborn infants were infected with the same strain of the bacteria that led to the rare infections that killed one and sickened another in the past month.

FDA, CDC step in after baby's death raises questions about formulaupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 19:34:00

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday they are assisting in the investigation of a newborn baby who died of a rare bacterial infection that could be linked to powder-based infant formula.

A guerrilla approach to flying with kidsupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 11:11:00

"No, we can't have a snack yet."

Is it OK to take antidepressants while breast-feeding?updated: Mon Oct 24 2011 09:59:00

I recently had my first baby and just learned I have OCD. My doctor put me on a very low dose of antidepressant and my symptoms are much better. I am breast-feeding my son and don't want to use formula but am worried about side effects. What problems should I look for?

Miranda Kerr 'couldn't ask for a better dad' for Flynnupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 18:17:00

Miranda Kerr was all smiles as she left the Stella McCartney show at the Opera Garnier in Paris on Monday morning, but despite her cheery disposition, she says juggling mommyhood and modeling is no easy task.

Best friend becomes surrogate motherupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 08:56:00

For Texas-based mom Tamara*, the journey to motherhood was anything but easy. In 2003, after developing severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome (a life-threatening complication of preeclampsia), doctors had to deliver her daughter via emergency cesarean section at just 25 weeks into her pregnancy. She was born a micro-preemie, weighing a mere 1 pound, 4 ounces; Tamara was advised never to pursue another pregnancy, as she was given a 60 percent chance of developing the same complications. For the first two years of her life, Tamara kept her daughter at home much of the time, due to a host of medical problems and issues with her feeding and growth. It was only as of her daughter's second birthday that Tamara finally started to venture out to meet other moms and give her daughter a chance to meet other kids.

'Big Bang Theory' actress Mayim Bialik a real-life scientistupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 11:17:00

You may remember her as the title character from NBC's "Blossom," or recognize her as brainy Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS hit comedy "The Big Bang Theory."

Is a used breast pump safe?updated: Mon Jun 13 2011 07:58:00

I'm eight months pregnant and plan to breastfeed. I will go back to work after a few months and am thinking about getting a heavy-duty double breast pump, but the new ones are very expensive. Is it safe to buy or rent a used one? I'm worried about the germs that might be inside the pump but can't really afford a new one.

Can I safely diet while I'm breast-feeding?updated: Fri May 20 2011 08:18:00

I recently had a baby and gained 32 pounds (BMI was 19.1 to start). I am eager to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight but am breast-feeding and can find little guidance on caloric needs and optimal diet to maintain breast-feeding but to also lose weight. Any Ideas?

Scammer calls social worker on Mariah Carey, husband saysupdated: Thu May 12 2011 20:57:00

New mother Mariah Carey got a hospital visit from a social worker this week, according to her husband, after someone complained that Carey was abusing her newborn twins by consuming alcohol and drugs while breastfeeding.

Nick Cannon on Guinness controversy updated: Thu May 12 2011 20:57:00

Nick Cannon addresses the recent story about his wife, Mariah Carey, drinking Guinness in the hospital. PHOTO: Miranda Kerr Back to Work - and Breastfeedingupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 16:09:00

"Another day in the office ... Flynn is with me on set!" the model Tweeted of her 3-month-old son

Desperate breast-feeding moms reveal secretsupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 08:51:00

All newborn babies cry, but Anika Reese seemed to be in a category all her own. She screamed in pain nearly all the time, grabbing her own little cheeks so forcefully she sometimes drew blood.

Mother's milk stirs unlikely political debateupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 16:33:00

First lady Michelle Obama found herself at the center of an unlikely breast-feeding debate this week when three prominent conservative women criticized her for encouraging the creation of a "nanny state."

Is the U.S. a 'nanny state'?updated: Fri Feb 18 2011 16:33:00

CNN's John King holds a discussion on the IRS decision that breast-feeding is a medical expense.

What kids' growth charts don't tell youupdated: Mon Dec 27 2010 08:05:00

There are few issues that preoccupy new parents more than this: Is my baby growing normally?

Can breast-feeding prevent whooping cough?updated: Mon Nov 01 2010 10:40:00

I am six months pregnant and have a couple of questions about babies who have recently died from whooping cough in California. How were they introduced to the bacteria? Can breast-feeding prevent this illness?

Breast-feeding law in Spain affects menupdated: Sat Oct 02 2010 13:38:00

CNN's Nadia Bilchik talks to T.J. Holmes about a law in Spain that allows men the same breast-feeding time off as women.

Spanish fathers entitled to breastfeeding leaveupdated: Sat Oct 02 2010 13:38:00

The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that working fathers in Spain have the same right to breastfeeding leave as do moms.

Breastfeeding at workupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 10:47:00

Companies with more than 50 employees must have lactation rooms for nursing moms. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.

Breastfeeding rooms hidden in health care lawupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 10:47:00

With her 5-week-old daughter crying in a bathroom at Nordstrom, and not knowing how to get the baby to latch on to her breast, Garima Nahar found herself surrounded by other women. Some offered tips, but one woman told the new mother to cover up or turn the other way.

Study: Lack of breastfeeding costs lives, billions of dollarsupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 11:33:00

If most new moms would breastfeed their babies for the first six months of life, it would save nearly 1,000 lives and billions of dollars each year, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

Even on formula, babies not getting enough vitamin Dupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 18:45:00

The vast majority of infants in the U.S. are not getting the vitamin D that they need, even if they are fed vitamin-enriched formula, a new study has found.

Breastfeeding and cancer riskupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 15:13:00

Researchers find breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer in high-risk women. CNN's Melissa Long reports.

Breast-feeding may protect at-risk women from breast cancerupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 15:13:00

Women with a family history of breast cancer may have a new weapon against the disease: breast-feeding. In a new study of more than 60,000 women, nursing a baby for at least three months cut the risk of breast cancer in half for those who had a family history of the disease.

Breast-feeding may protect mom's heart after menopauseupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 14:45:00

When Lana Phillip, now 45, decided to breast-feed her baby, she never imagined she would continue for three whole years.

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