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Black Breastfeeding Week 2015: Lift Every Baby

Kimberly Seals Allers

Yes, breastfeeding is the best nutrition for babies. But breastfeeding has never really been just about breastfeeding.

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8 Things You Need to Know About Pumping at Work

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Location, location, location. It's one of the biggest concerns for nursing moms who plan to pump at work. But there are ways of making space for you to pump.

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5 Tips: Breastfeeding After Maternity Leave

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

What's one of the biggest hurdles mothers face when breastfeeding? Returning to work. Here are five things that will make the transitions easier

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What It's Like Living With Endometriosis

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

"The pain got worse and worse. Eventually it was unbearable. Sex was impossible. I felt exhausted all the time. There were many times when I couldn't get out of bed."

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Start the Conversation: Time to Talk With Your Teen

Evelyn M. Kappeler

Did you know that, as a parent, you have a strong impact on whether your teen makes healthy decisions? This includes decisions about sex.

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Eliminating Hepatitis B in the U.S. — Mothers Matter!

Corinna Dan

Although transmission of hepatitis B from mother to baby is preventable, an estimated 952 infants in the United States were infected perinatally in 2009.

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5 Nerdy Things You Should Know About Birth Control

Liz Sabatiuk

Birth control — 99% of women have used it at some point in their lives. Yet somehow it continues to be a taboo subject.

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Teens' Use of Birth Control

Susan Moskosky

If you're a teen and are having sex, you need to know the most effective options for preventing pregnancy. Title X family planning center providers can help.

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Make Work and Breastfeeding Work For You

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

While many businesses want to provide time and space for nursing moms, it's not always easy for them to figure out how. Now that many employers are required by law to provide reasonable accommodations for employees who breastfeed, it's even more important to help companies think creatively about solutions.

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Get the Support You Need To Make Breastfeeding Work

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Motherhood is full of choices, and one of the first decisions to make is how you're going to feed your baby. The choice between breastfeeding and formula feeding is a personal one. My choice was to breastfeed, and I quickly learned why they call breastfeeding a journey.

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