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    The Real Breastfeeding Story
 An interview with breastfeeding advocate Katrina Pavlik
Humans were designed to breastfeed
The more you see breastfeeding, the more normal it will be

Editor’s Note

API recognizes that breastfeeding can be difficult in our society.

The Real Breastfeeding Story

The recent controversies generated by depictions of Attachment Parenting in the Western media and elsewhere have revealed a fairly astounding degree of misinformation about infant and child development.

Extending Nursing Around the World

As expectant parents, we have very likely heard that “breast is best.” But for how long is breast the best?

Grad Student’s Project Educates Health Care Professionals on Extended Nursing

Two years into her Master of Public Health project at the State University of New York, USA, Lauren Cockerham-Colas created an art exhibit titled “abNormally Nursing.”

Reader Poll: Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding may be natural, but it’s not always easy. What was your biggest challenge? 27% Getting a good latch 24% Managing my milk supply 21% Thrush, plugged milk ducts, mastitis, nipple cracks, etc. 12% Returning to work or school 9% Finding support 6% Hard to do while caring for other children 2% Didn’t like it [...]

Attachment Parenting Inspires Grad Student’s Paper on Supporting Breastfeeding Teens

I was born and raised in New York City, one of three girls. My father was a physician; my mother is a teacher but spent much of my childhood as a stay-at-home mother. As a child, I always knew that when I grew up, I wanted to be a mother. About the Author Ellen Hollander-Sande, [...]

Breastfeed, Chicago!

Breastfeed, Chicago! is making changes for the city, one mom at a time.

My Journey to Breastfeeding

I never learned about nursing—well, that’s not entirely true. I think I intuitively understood what breasts were for, but I only saw one woman during my childhood breastfeed her baby, and she hid under a blanket, tucked away in an out-of-the-way room of her home while we were visiting.

Nature’s Case for Breastfeeding

Jeanne Stolzer, PhD, Professor of Child and Adolescent Development at the University of Nebraska in Kearney, USA, whose research is known worldwide as an intelligent challenge to the current Western medical model that seeks to pathologize normal human behaviors including breastfeeding, shares her beginnings in La Leche League.

Breastfeeding is Normal

When we see something every day, we quickly become desensitized to it. Present generations have not been exposed to breastfeeding much, if at all. The more they see breastfeeding happening around them, the more normal it will become.

The Milky Way

Did you know that, in the United States, 75% of all mothers attempt to breastfeed, but a meager 15% of American women successfully breastfeed? Our mission is to restore the phenomenon of the nursing mother to the cultural landscape.

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