News The Pope has given his support to breastfeeding in public

During an interview with an Italian newspaper, the Jesuit Pope used breastfeeding as an analogy for feeding humanity

Breast milk: why has it returned?

I stopped breast-feeding my second child about 18 months ago, but recently I have noticed milk leaking from my breasts for no apparent reason. It is only a small amount, but it is now happening most days, particularly in the mornings. The health visitor told me it was likely to be a remnant of breast-feeding, but nothing similar happened after I weaned my first baby. Is this something to do with feeding more than one child?

Immune System: Could pregnancy have caused my allergy?

I gave birth to twins five months ago and am breastfeeding them. I am 35 and it was my second pregnancy. Two or three times during the pregnancy I seemed to have a reaction to nuts - my lips and tongue swelled. Since the birth, the reaction has got worse, so now I avoid nuts. My doctor said it was to do with my immune system being altered by pregnancy, but will this allergy stay with me? And does this mean one of my babies might have an allergy of some kind?

Expectant parents on reality show

A new reality television show is putting expectant parents together in a house, days before the birth. One couple tells Genevieve Roberts why this is educational, not exploitative

Travel: Land of loch and legend

Lilian Pizzichini listens to some tall stories among the remote Argyll hills

Health: `Donated breast milk saved my baby's life'

Breast milk can save the lives of premature babies. But if you can't provide it, you'd better hope that you live near one of a handful of milk banks.

Mother's appeal over HIV test for baby is rejected

AN HIV-POSITIVE mother who was ordered by a judge to have her five-month-old daughter blood-tested to see if she was also infected failed yesterday in a bid to challenge the ruling.

Letter: Mother's milk

Mother's milk

Letter: Breast milk boost

Sir: The report that breast milk reduces obesity (16 July), a rapidly growing health problem in the UK, in addition to its other wide- ranging benefits for both infant and mother, was welcome.
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