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Va. Lawmakers Weighing New Breastfeeding Law

Virginia’s House of Delegates is taking up a bill today that would give their mothers more public breastfeeding protections.


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Woman Kicked Out Of Restaurant For Drinking While Breastfeeding Baby

A Chesapeake mother recently got some backlash over drinking alcohol while breastfeeding her infant at a local restaurant.


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Study: Women Entering Pregnancy In Poor Health Less Likely To Breastfeed

More women in the United States are choosing to breastfeed their kids. But new research from the University of Minnesota is shedding some light on the overall health of pregnant women.


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Jail for Md. Woman Who Drunkenly Smothered Baby While Breastfeeding

A Hagerstown woman who killed her 2-month-old daughter by passing out drunk on top of her while breast-feeding is going to jail.


Woman Says She Won’t Stop Breastfeeding Her 5-Year-Old Daughter

When Sharon Spink breastfeeds her daughter in public, it often draws attention.



D.C. Weighing Possibility of ‘Breast Milk Bank’

We all know that blood banks help save lives, but one D.C. councilmember says a breast milk bank in the District could help get young lives off to a good start.


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Study: Breastfeeding Could Lower Alzheimer’s Risk In Women

Researchers have found that breastfeeding may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in women who do so with their newborn children, a new study states.


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Fran Drescher: Breastfeeding Could Be Poisoning Your Child, Coconut Oil The Next Cure-all

“American women have the highest amount of flame retardant in their breast milk…we’re selling these women that breast milk is the second coming,” says Drescher. “Breasts are like big sponges.”


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Virginia Hospital Systems Join Breastfeeding Effort

The 22-month initiative is receiving funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other groups.