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What to know about donor milk, and why some parents use it

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 […]
What to know about donor milk, and why some parents use it
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Sen. Tammy Duckworth was once told to pump breast milk in an airport toilet stall. Now she has unlocked funding to put lactation rooms in all of America’s airports.

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 […]
Sen. Tammy Duckworth was once told to pump breast milk in an airport toilet stall. Now she has unlocked funding to put lactation rooms in all of America’s airports.
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Netflix’s ‘(Un)Well’ delves into the dark side of fasting, essential oils, tantric sex, and other popular ‘wellness’ trends

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 […]
Netflix’s ‘(Un)Well’ delves into the dark side of fasting, essential oils, tantric sex, and other popular ‘wellness’ trends
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15 raw photos show the realities of breastfeeding, from biting to engorgement

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 […]
15 raw photos show the realities of breastfeeding, from biting to engorgement
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12 celebrity mums who got real about breastfeeding

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 […]
12 celebrity mums who got real about breastfeeding
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What does iodine do for the body and why it is crucial for new mothers

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 […]
What does iodine do for the body and why it is crucial for new mothers
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Yes, you can breastfeed while pregnant but there are risks

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 […]
Yes, you can breastfeed while pregnant but there are risks