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August 29, 2018

Thinking about breastfeeding? Hear from a new mom who made the decision to go for it!

Meet Danielle Cunningham. She’s a first-time mom who opened up about her breastfeeding journey in honor of National Breastfeeding Month and Black Breastfeeding Week. Danielle shares why she chose to breastfeed, what her first few weeks were like, and how her family has supported her decision. Plus, she explains what’s surprised her most about breastfeeding.

August 22, 2017
Nicole Greene

We've all seen those pictures of the famous moms looking flawless while their babies are perfectly latched on, feeding away, neither one with a care in the world. They make it look so natural and easy. Well, here's the truth about breastfeeding: It's natural, but it's not always easy.

August 1, 2017

One of the first decisions all moms have to make is how they're going to feed their babies. For National Breastfeeding Month, we interviewed a mom who decided to breastfeed. Lauren Sogor is the proud mom of a 10-month-old girl. From the joys to the challenges, she shares her experiences breastfeeding and offers her tips for pumping at work.

Lauren Sogor works in health policy communications and lives in Virginia with her husband, their 10-month-old daughter, two rambunctious dogs, and a cat.

August 16, 2016
Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the Huffingtonpost.com. The original post date was August 16, 2016. Read the original post.

August 8, 2016
Jodie Fishman

There's a lot to remember when you're pregnant or a new mom — not just doctor appointments (though there are LOTS of them), but things like which medications to avoid during pregnancy or breastfeeding, how and when to introduce solid food to baby, and when you and baby need tests and vaccinations. New issues seem to come out of nowhere, and all of a sudden you're adding Zika to the list of things you need to learn more about.

May 19, 2016
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Blog. The original post date was May 6, 2016. Read the original post.

Sylvia Mathews BurwellOur communities are shaped by the health of our nation's mothers and babies.

August 26, 2015
Kimberly Seals Allers

Kimberly Seals Allers and her children.Yes, breastfeeding is the best nutrition for babies. But breastfeeding has never really been just about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is about rethinking society's rules for infant feeding, overcoming cultural and environmental obstacles, and improving the workplace for breastfeeding women.

August 20, 2015
Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the MomsRising blog. The original post date was August 12, 2015. Read the original post.

August 17, 2015
Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Do you have a place to pump at work?Like other employers, the federal government takes the Break Time for Nursing Mothers law seriously. In recent years federal agencies have worked hard to provide their nursing employees with space, time, and privacy to pump at work.

July 30, 2015
Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Woman at work stocking shelves in a retail establishment.What's one of the biggest hurdles mothers face when breastfeeding? Returning to work.

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