Fight breast cancer by donating your breast milk!

In case you live under a rock, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Instead of pink-washing, we focus on ways to prevent breast cancer. We already knew that breastfeeding is one such way – but what about breast milk itself? The UMASS Breastmilk Lab is engaging in some exciting research involving breast milk, and they need YOUR help! This post… Read More Fight breast cancer by donating your breast milk!

From Booby Trapped to a Tongue Tie Pioneer: An Interview with Dr. Evelyn Jain

We’re very pleased to share an interview with Dr. Evelyn Jain, a renowned family physician best known for her work on the management of tongue tie for breastfeeding babies.   Dr. Jain is a Family Physician, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary, and director of the Lakeview Breastfeeding… Read More From Booby Trapped to a Tongue Tie Pioneer: An Interview with Dr. Evelyn Jain

Donate breastmilk for breast cancer research!

If you are interested in donating breastmilk for this research effort, please visit the UMass Breastmilk Lab website to learn about current studies! Could your breastmilk hold clues to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer? It’s a question under active investigation by at the University of Massachusetts.  And this Breast Cancer Awareness month you… Read More Donate breastmilk for breast cancer research!

Breast implants won’t cause sagging after breastfeeding, study shows

We’ve known for a while that when it comes to sagging breasts in mothers, it’s pregnancy, not breastfeeding, that’s the culprit.    In fact, one study suggests that skin texture and appearance is actually better (more toned) in breastfeeding women. Now, women with breast implants (breast augmentation) can also breathe a sigh of relief.  A… Read More Breast implants won’t cause sagging after breastfeeding, study shows

Science You Can Use: Could breastfeeding lower your risk of Alzheimer’s?

Could breastfeeding during your childbearing years mean a lower risk of Alzheimer’s in your sixties and beyond? A provocative new study which has found an association between breastfeeding and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease raises that possibility. This small study of 81 British women between 70 and 100 years old with and without Alzheimer’s… Read More Science You Can Use: Could breastfeeding lower your risk of Alzheimer’s?