Keira Knightley Confirms She Gave Birth Six Weeks Ago and Talks New Baby: 'So Much Pumping'

Keira Knightley is in the thick of the newborn stage! The actress and new mom of two, 34, sat down with BBC Breakfast‘s Louise Minchin on Friday morning to discuss peaceful protests, her latest movie role and opened up about her baby for the first time. “You can tell I’ve got a 6-week-old baby, can’t you?! I’m talking, but I’ve […]

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Breastfeeding Advice Every New Mom Should Know from One of the Top Experts in the Field

Here’s a secret about breastfeeding: it can be hard in the beginning. Some moms experience pain, some don’t feel they’re getting their baby enough milk and others are just exhausted. But there’s great news here: it can be an incredible experience for both mom and baby, and for those experiencing issues, there is a lot of help available. To help […]

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Is maternal vaccination safe during breastfeeding?

In light of the continuing anti-vaccination movement, a provocative new article provides a comprehensive overview of the potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women. The article, which determined that only smallpox vaccine and, in some circumstances yellow fever vaccine, are the only vaccines having the potential to cause harm to infants, is published in Breastfeeding Medicine, the official journal of the […]

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Amanda Seyfried Assures Fellow Mom Claire Holt She's 'Not Alone' in Her Breastfeeding Struggles

“Motherhood is an overwhelming combination of bliss and self-doubt,” new mom Claire Holt wrote Monday, sharing a teary snapshot of herself with her newborn Claire Holt is offering an honest, raw look at new motherhood. The Originals star shared a snapshot of herself holding her 1-week-old first child, son James, to her Instagram account on Monday, where her eyes were […]

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Breast pumps exposes babies to bacteria that cause ASTHMA

Breast pumps used by mothers to feed their newborns can contain dangerous bacteria that cause ASTHMA Babies who are directly breastfed have a richer diversity of ‘good bacteria’  Those fed breast milk via a pump have more ‘bad bugs’ in their mouths Infants may pick up good bacteria while sucking milk from their mothers  Breast pumps mothers use to feed […]

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Breastfeeding is still best

(HealthDay)—The benefits of breastfeeding are wide-ranging. For baby, they include protection against infections and illnesses, including asthma, as well as reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Babies breastfed for six months are also less likely to become obese. For mom, breastfeeding decreases the risks of breast and ovarian cancers. There are financial benefits, too. Not needing to […]

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