• THC and Breast Milk: Is it Dangerous?

    In the 2020 elections, 15 states legalized marijuana with 33 states allowing for the sale of medical marijuana. As of 2020, 93 million Americans li...
  • What You should Know about the FDA's "Closer to Zero" Plan

    What You should Know about the FDA's "Closer to Zero" Plan When it comes to certain chemicals, we know some have a maximum recommended level of exp...
  • Heart to Heart: Breastfeeding and Cardiovascular Health

      By: Jordan Berns The impact of breast milk on infants is well-documented: it can help them build stronger immune systems while reducing their cha...
  • Breast Milk is Life Saving in NICU

    The long history and tradition of breastfeeding is fascinating and diverse. In Greek mythology the breast milk of Hera, goddess of women and childb...
  • Toxic Metals in Breastmilk: Two Products to Avoid

    By: Jordan Berns New mothers are often told to take vitamins and supplements while pregnant and breastfeeding to protect their health and make the...
  • Are Vegan and Vegetarian Diets Safe During Pregnancy and Lactation?

    Are Vegan and Vegetarian Diets Safe During Pregnancy and Lactation? By Katie Black Vegan and vegetarian diets are traditionally associated with peo...
  • How Does Your Diet Affect the Nutrients in Your Breast Milk?

    How Does Your Diet Affect the Nutrients in Your Breast Milk? A recent study in China looked at new ways to improve the health of a mother and her c...
  • Does Breastfeeding Boost Brain Development?

    Breastfeeding has numerous benefits—and here is another! A study from 2016 concludes that breastfeeding is connected to higher IQ and grey matter i...
  • Breastmilk in Any Amount Is Helpful to Those Born into the Pandemic

    “If you suspect or are confirmed to have COVID-19 that is no reason to forgo breastfeeding, rather it is even more crucial that you do.”
  • Study shows personalized supplementation improves iron levels in breastmilk

    Study shows personalized supplementation improves iron levels in breastmilk Iron deficiency anemia is a major health problem of children under age ...
  • Lack of Research Affects Treatment Options for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms

    Not only must women watch what they eat and drink during pregnancy and breastfeeding, they must also be mindful of the drugs they take to treat common and not-so-common illnesses. This is made even more challenging by the fact that very little research is available on the use of drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • 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.