breastfeeding

Early humans breastfed their young for a year, study says

Three million years ago, Australopithecus africanus was one of the first human ancestor species to live across the southern African grasslands and forests. A new study of fossil teeth suggests that like modern humans, they breastfed their babies for up to a year after they were born.

The WHO breastfeeding resolution behind the debate

An international resolution promoting breastfeeding was at the center of negotiations between delegates from the United States and other countries during this year's meeting of the World Health Assembly (the decision-making body of the World Health Organization), held in the spring.

Female cop breast-feeds abandoned baby

A newborn dumped in rubble near a construction site got a chance at life after a female officer took on the role of his mother, police in Bangalore, India, said.

Madison mom puts on one-woman show on breastfeeding

Performance meant to educate

Megan Marsh-McGlone has watched people react to her breastfeeding her ten-month-old, Morgan, plenty of times. She says that sometimes she is made to feel like she is putting on a public performance.