Breastfeeding

Tongue tie: What you need to know

Tongue tie is often behind feeding issues.

Tongue and lip ties make feeding very tiring for babies.

Breastfeed ban for tattooed mum

The mother was banned from breastfeeding after she got a finger and leg tattooed.

Young mother who got a tattoo is aiming to have a court order banning her from breastfeeding overturned.

'Breast milk' campaign inappropriate

Lewis Road Creamery "breast milk", a fundraiser towards breast cancer prevention.

OPINION: NZ Breastfeeding Authority chief responds to controversy over Lewis Road's "breast milk".

'Breast milk' not meant to mislead

Lewis Road Creamery has labelled one of its products "Breast Milk".

Lewis Road's 'Breast Milk' may have angered breastfeeding advocates, but the company says it's a clearly labelled fundraising bid.

Get over yourself, breastfeeding lobby

Lewis Road Creamery 'Breast milk' has angered the breastfeeding lobby.

OPINION: The ''bossy-boots matrons in the breastfeeding lobby'' know no bounds.

Breastfeeding mums cover up in style

Breastfeeding mums respond to a sign telling them to 'cover-up'.

A sign told breastfeeding mums to cover themselves, so they did. Literally.

Outrage over breastfeeding 'bizarre' video

Cafe owner defends breastfeeding mum

Cafe owner who asked a man complaining about a breastfeeding woman to leave "blown away" by response.

Breastfeeding complainer kicked out video

Jessica-Anne Allen and her husband Stephen outside their Queensland cafe.

Mum told to cover up by outraged man – but the cafe owner had other ideas.

Friday funny: Mummy parody vids

A screenshot from the breastfeeding version of 'Call Me Maybe' created by some Canadian students.

Every mum loves a good video mash up - especially when it takes on the various aspects of motherhood.

10 common breastfeeding problems (and how to solve them)

There are lots of issues that can come with breastfeeding, but also lots of solutions.

It’s helpful to understand that just like learning a new dance, you and your tiny partner can take a little while to get 'in step' together.

One of the oldest breast feeders in the world?

Byron Bay mum advocate of extended breastfeeding.

An Australian mother, who appeared in a magazine breastfeeding her six-year-old daughter, may be one of world's oldest breast feeders.

The breastfeeding cover girl

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"The last thing I want to do is be controversial, so please take this for what it is."

Kourtney's post-birthday pump

Kourtney Kardashian's rather sultry post-birthday-party breast pump photo.

Eldest Kardashian shares rather sultry photo from Las Vegas after Instagram relaxes rules on breastfeeding photos.

Instagram breast photo move welcomed

Ashley Hollings posted this picture of her breastfeeding daughter Kaitlyn to Facebook - the West Auckland mum says 30 seconds later, she received a message from the social media site to say she'd been reported for "nudity".

Kiwi women have welcomed an update to Instagram's community guidelines allowing women to post breastfeeding photos. 

Breastfeeding photos finally allowed

Woman breastfeeding

Instagram updates guidelines to let feeding mums and tots be seen - but female nipples are still a problem.

Alyssa Milano's breast milk confiscated

The actress has proudly shared many photos of breastfeeding moments on Twitter in the past.

The US actress took to Twitter after Heathrow airport took away her breast milk, while her toiletries were "tested".

Longer breastfeeding linked to higher IQ

Does breastfeeding make for more IQ for babies?

A study of 3,500 infants has found that babies who are breastfed are more intelligent and wealthy - and that the increased IQ continues into adulthood.

I breastfed another mum's baby

The nurse checked the name tag on the baby's ankle then took the baby straight from my breast, blurting out, "Oh my god, I'm so sorry. I've given you the wrong baby."

I felt awful for the mother of the baby I had fed, as I could imagine how she must be feeling about it

Why is nursing someone else's baby taboo?

Breastfeeding is a perfectly normal thing to do.

For many it is the intimacy of breastfeeding that makes the idea of 'cross nursing' seem so confronting.

Dads have breastfeeding role, too

BREASTFEEDING TIPS: Breastfeeding doesn't come easily for many new mums.

Fathers can be half of the problem when it comes to continued breastfeeding - but they can also be half of the solution.

Why I post breastfeeding photos

Some photos I post online are of my youngest son nursing.

I love to take pictures of my children. I share them with family and friends on Facebook and Instagram. In some of the pictures, my younger son is nursing.

Airline shames mum for breastfeeding

UNFRIENDLY SKIES: Mothers in the US are hitting back at airlines asking them to cover up while breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding mothers are hitting back at airlines who make them feel like they have to cover up during flights.

Breast milk the latest trend for fitness fantatics

BREAST MILK: 'Hmm, this milk served up to me by my new Crossfit-loving, bodybuilder boyfriend tastes a little different ... I wonder if it's off?'

Breast milk is often described as liquid gold, but should health fanatics really be drinking it?

Breastfeeding screen 'distressing'

Breastfeeding is a perfectly normal thing to do.

Woman was uncomfortable breastfeeding at work with only a screen for privacy, ERA told.

Breastfeeding and weightloss

WEIGHTY ISSUES: the idea that breastfeeding will help you lose your baby weight persists - but is there any truth to it?

'If you keep breastfeeding your body will spring back in no time,' said the midwife.

Breastfeeding: What you need to know

NOT ALWAYS POSTIVE: Breastfeeding doesn't come easily for many new mums.

It is important to understand the difficulties that may be experienced with breastfeeding, how to overcome them, where to get help when you need it, and if necessary, who you can talk to about alternatives to breastfeeding.

Common breastfeeding problems

BREASTFEEDING TIPS: Breastfeeding doesn't come easily for many new mums.

Just like learning a new dance, you and your tiny partner can take a little while to get 'in step' together.

When breastfeeding doesn't come easily

TOUGH TIMES: Is breast always best?

As much as I still believe in the importance and benefits of breastfeeding I also believe in the value of a happy mum. And if that mum is in tears every day due to pain and stress, how can that be what’s best for her or her child?

Breastfeeding linked to fewer infections

BREASTFEEDING BENEFITS: Breastfeeding could have long term health benefits for your children.

Breastfeeding is known to help ward off infections among infants, but a new study suggests that protection may be much longer lasting

Why I didn't breastfeed

Emily Wax-Thibodeaux and son Lincoln, then 5 months old, share a laugh.

The mothers in my Baby & Me Yoga Fit, class looked down from their tree poses, surprised as I poured some instant formula into a bottle.

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