Thursday, April 16, 2015
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Leaking? Lopsided? Overproducing? Underproducing? Breastfeeding can be complicated and The Longest Shortest Time wants to help. Host Hillary Frank discusses the difficulties and confusions of breastfeeding this week. Get your breastfeeding questions answered by Nancy Holtzman, a lactation consultant who addresses breastfeeding issues through her popular Twitter account, and Paula Szuchman, WNYC's digital director and mom of two, who thinks she could become a lactation consultant tomorrow.
Friday, November 15, 2013
The American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization and the New York City Department of Health all recommend mothers breastfeed their babies for at least six months, but some mothers have trouble with the physical and logistical challenges. Director Dana Ben-Ari and executive producer Ricki Lake discuss their new film “Breastmilk,” which advocates for breastfeeding while documenting the problems some new moms have when they choose to breastfeed their babies.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
"Latch on NYC," a program which will roll into effect September 3, will require that infants not be supplemented with formula unless it’s indicated on their medical records. But is this the best way to encourage breast-feeding?
Monday, July 30, 2012
By Fred Mogul : Reporter, WNYC News
Critics are saying it’s another nanny state intrusion: the city Health Department is asking hospitals to put away the packaged formula and give newborn moms in the maternity ward the hard sell that “Breast is Best.”
Friday, May 11, 2012
Everyone is talking about this week's Time magazine, the cover of which features a young mom breastfeeding her son. Only her son isn't a baby – he's much, much older. Mary Elizabeth Williams has weighed in at Salon.com where she is a staff writer.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
By Amy Pearl
"I decided to try breastfeeding pretty much from the time I got pregnant," says Valery Upson, 32, of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. "I'd heard the whole 'breast is best' cry often enough to know it was something I should be doing." The Obama administration agrees. In January, the Office of the Surgeon General issued a call to action to support breastfeeding, and in February, Michelle Obama announced that she would promote breastfeeding as part of her campaign against childhood obesity.
Monday, March 15, 2010
When it comes to breast-feeding, the pendulum may be swinging back from "breast is best" to "formula is fine." Among the reasons: assertions that the health benefits of breast milk may be exaggerated, the perception by some that breastfeeding advocates are overly judgmental, and new research indicating that mothers who nurse may face negative economic consequences.