June breastfeeding media wrap-up

At the HelpMe Feed Foundation, we're using the latest technology to help more breastfeeding mothers feel supported.

Staying up to date with all the developments in the world of breastfeeding is vital, which is why we've compiled the most interesting stories into a biweekly blog.

Every two weeks we compile the latest news, innovations and research in breastfeeding.

News

A pediatrician weighs in on why black mothers breastfeed less than any other group in the US. |Essence|

As C-sections become more common we need to talk about why they are seen as a barrier to breastfeeding in some countries and not others

As C-sections become more common we need to talk about why they are seen as a barrier to breastfeeding in some countries and not others

Are C-sections a barrier to breastfeeding?  |Greensburgh Daily News|

Eight ways dads can support their partners to breastfeed |Yahoo Lifestyle|

Advice for breastfeeding in those first few days of your baby’s life |Times Herald|

Breastival organisers celebrated at MAMA awards |Belfast Live|

The women behind Iowa based Breast Feeding Peer Counselling group |Ottumwa Courier|

The Badass Breastfeeder takes on the tricky subject of how to navigate breastfeeding through custody issues |Badass Breastfeeder|

Research & Innovations

Black women with diabetes diagnosed before pregnancy were less likely to initiate breastfeeding and ceased breastfeeding earlier when compared with black women without diabetes, according to these findings |Healio|

Breastfeeding moms' milk can transfer life-long protection against infection to their babies |University of Birmingham|

What’s trending?

The Taj Mahal will become the first Indian monument to have a dedicated space for mothers to feed their babies

The Taj Mahal will become the first Indian monument to have a dedicated space for mothers to feed their babies

Actress and model Rachel Hurd-Wood shares beautiful tribute to breastfeeding her son |Instagram|

Rachel Duffy, a UK mother, claims she was told by flight attendants to stop feeding her 7-month old baby on the Ryanair flight |Independent|

Taj Mahal gets dedicated breastfeeding room |Qrius|

Sandra McMullen, an artist based in Victoria, Australia, creates her own jewellery using breastmilk; she is inspired by her own breastfeeding journey and memories of motherhood |Victoria News|

Amy Schumer shows very real photo pumping breast milk |E News!|

Beautiful photos of breastfeeding brides |Romper|

And finally …. a round-up of the funniest, realest and most heartwarming celeb parenting moments |Buzzfeed|

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We aim to inform our community of breastfeeding advocates of trends, research and news on infant and young child feeding and maternal health. This may include articles about companies who may not comply with the WHO code. A link or feature presented in our media wrap-up does not indicate an endorsement or recommendation from HelpMe Feed. We recommend the reader uses her or his own discretion in considering the information included in external links.

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