• Breastfeeding for Vegans: Ensuring Healthy Breast Milk on a Vegan Diet

    Breastfeeding for Vegans: Ensuring Healthy Breast Milk on a Vegan Diet Many women are choosing vegetarian or vegan diets, thanks to numerous report...
  • Overcoming the Stress of Breastfeeding at Work

    Evidence is mounting that the challenges of breastfeeding at work can have negative consequences for mother and baby. But new moms don’t have to choose between their career and their commitment to breastfeeding, thanks to new initiatives to support nursing in the workplace.
  • Breastfeeding Could Help Infants Control Stress

    It could be time to add another item to the long list of the benefits of breastfeeding. A new study from Brown University and the University of Utah suggests that breastfeeding may help babies control their stress.
  • How Much Protein Does a Breastfeeding Mom Need?

    How much protein does a breastfeeding mom need? And does it matter what kind? These are a couple of questions raised by a recent Consumer Reports article suggesting that most people require less protein than they think.

    Proteins are important for immune and neurological function and are the building blocks for tissues, muscle and bones, says Dr. Stephanie Canale, founder of Lactation Lab. “It’s important that when we’re talking about a mother's recommended protein intake, we take into account a breastfeeding mother’s need for protein to recover from the physiological strain of pregnancy and childbirth," she said.