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Breastfeeding With a Disability: What You Need to Know

About 12 percent of American women who are of reproductive age have a disability. If you want to breastfeed your baby and you have a disability, these tips and strategies can help.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Managing Your Thyroid When You’re Postpartum

Being postpartum comes with its own host of hormone complications, and when you throw in thyroid disease you end up with a double whammy. While you’re taking care of your baby, it’s also important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself — especially your thyroid disease.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

No One Told Me Breastfeeding Would Be Hard With Thyroid Disease

We all know that breastfeeding has many benefits for you and your baby, but did you know that having thyroid disease could complicate your chances of breastfeeding? Find out how to increase your milk supply, and when it's okay to start weaning into formula.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

U.S. Rates of Syphilis in Newborns Skyrocket

Reported cases of syphilis passed from mothers to their babies during pregnancy or delivery (congenital syphilis) more than doubled from 2013 to 2017.

By Diane Domina

Air Pollution Reaches Babies Before Birth

Air pollution breathed in by pregnant women can travel through the bloodstream to the placenta, which nourishes the fetus via the umbilical cord.

By Diane Domina

Zika Virus Is Still a Threat, Says the CDC

CDC advises pregnant women not to travel to areas where there is Zika risk and recommends those who travel to these areas wait three months before conceiving.

By Diane Domina

Are You a Nursing Mother? Don't Drink

Women who drink alcohol while breastfeeding may be more likely than those who abstain from alcohol to have children with cognitive problems.

By Diane Domina

Babies Given Solid Foods Earlier May Sleep Better

A study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests introducing solids at 3 months of age is usually safe and results in small, but significant, improvements in sleep.

By Diane Domina

Obesity and Pregnancy: How to Beat Food Cravings

Struggling with excess weight gain during pregnancy? These expert tips can help you stay on track.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What To Expect… When You're No Longer Expecting

You’ve had your baby — congratulations! Now what? How do I care for my baby while still caring for myself? What will happen with my RA? Will it come back with a vengeance? You take care of the baby — we’ll take care of you.

By Lene Andersen, MSW