Freshly pumped breast milk can be stored in the back of the fridge for up to four days or in the freezer for up to one year.
Biomilq says it's created an infant feeding option with the nutritional components and complexities of breast milk.
The commercial will be broadcast a year after a previous Frida ad showing a new mom going to the bathroom was banned from the Oscars.
When my daughter needed a supplement to breast milk but refused to drink formula, I found myself searching for donated breast milk. Breast milk can be formally donated through milk banks, which have health oversites in place, or informally between parents who connect directly. Donated milk reduces the risk of […]
Chrissy Teigen called to “normalize formula,” writing on Twitter she “felt way more shame having to use formula because of lack of milk from depression and whatnot.” While normalizing breastfeeding is great too, the model reassured parents that their babies are going to be “beautiful, perfect, and ok” either way. […]
A breastfeeding charity has caused controversy online for allowing transgender and non-binary parents to attend meetings. La Leche League’s website says: “LLLGB supports everyone who wants to breastfeed or “chestfeed” in reaching their goals. We do not discriminate based on sex, gender, or gender identity. LLLGB explain the methods in […]
Over the past few years, you may have noticed more breastfeeding rooms and “pods” in major airports. That’s because of an under-the-radar 2018 law which allowed medium and large airports to use federal funds to build or add the facilities. Now, a new law sponsored by Senator Tammy Duckworth will […]
The new Netflix docuseries “(Un)well,” which premieres August 12, reveals criticisms and personal anecdotes from the alternative wellness industry. Each of the six episodes focuses on a different product or element of the industry, from essential oils and bee sting therapy to tantric sex and extreme fasting. The show highlights […]
Breastfeeding offers numerous health benefits. but it’s also time-consuming and can be painful and frustrating. On top of the physical demands, women face other barriers to breastfeeding, including a lack of maternity leave and the right to pump at work. Insider collected photos from readers and professional photographers that reflect […]
Biomilq is a company trying to create a lab-grown equivalent of breast milk. Founders Michelle Egger, a food scientist, and Leila Strickland, a cell biologist, announced in February they had successfully created the central protein and sugar components in breast milk. While they don’t aim to replace breast milk, they […]
Rebecca Powell, a human milk immunologist in New York City, is collecting and studying breast milk samples from lactating women, including those who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Her preliminary findings suggest “there is a strong COVID-19 immune response” in new mums who’ve been infected. The team is exploring […]
A new TikTok trend sees mums flashing their breastfed babies and recording the hilarious reaction. All the babies’ faces light up when they see their mum’s boobs, with some even walking for the first time to reach their mama. The brilliant trend is made all the more entertaining by the […]
Over the past few years, many celebrities have opened up about their breastfeeding experiences. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has responded to the backlash she received after posting a photo of her drinking wine while feeding her child with a bottle, calling attention the myth that those who are breastfeeding must abstain […]
A Utah mother was desperate to feed her six-week-old baby in the middle of the night, and police officers came to her rescue. Shannon Bird said she was unable to breastfeed, and had five children at home and couldn’t leave to go to the store at 2 a.m., so she […]
Iodine is crucial to the creation of thyroid hormones, which regulate metabolism and cell function. Though not getting enough iodine can lead to weight gain and hypothyroidism, many people who eat a traditional American diet get sufficient iodine from sources like iodized salt. However, pregnant women and young children need […]
When Ashley Abramson decided to wean her 14-month-old son from breastfeeding, she thought she would feel liberated, and like she had her body back. Soon after, Abramson fell into a deep depression, and didn’t understand why. Hormones fluctuate later for women who breastfeed than for women who don’t. This can […]
It’s possible to breastfeed while pregnant but your milk won’t taste as sweet in the second half of pregnancy. As your pregnancy progresses, you’ll produce less breast milk because your body will devote more resources to the growing foetus, instead. There are some risks associated with breastfeeding while pregnant, so […]