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New Study Says Bedsharing Risks Overemphasized, Current AAP Recommendations Potentially Dangerous A new study in Breastfeeding Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, examines the current recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics on bedsharing. The study suggests that the much touted risks are not only overemphasized but that these recommendations could have unintended, and even dangerous, consequences for parents who end up choosing unsafe sleeping arrangements in an ...  Continue Reading
Groundbreaking Prison Doula Program Helps Incarcerated Mothers Imagine your first memories as a child are clouded in violence, fear, and instability. The person who was tasked with keeping you safe, who you loved unconditionally, was also the person with whom you shared your first high. You embarked on a decade-long battle with addiction, which began before you could drive a car. You want nothing more than to ...  Continue Reading
Mothering Welcome to the annual Mothering Natural Toy Guide: a collection of the highest quality natural toys and gifts available this holiday season! We’ve carefully selected each item based on its superior materials, uniqueness, ethical production, value and, of course, its fun-factor. Check out the items found in all guide categories below for our full review, pricing information ...  Continue Reading
Top Picks: Mothering Natural Toy Guide 2014 The choice wasn’t easy, but we’ve settled on our very best toy picks for the 2014 holiday season based on quality, uniqueness and value. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Don’t miss the other categories in this year’s guide or our big toy giveaway! Find them both here. Fairytale Castle Deluxe Set Talk about a fairy tale! We ...  Continue Reading
20 Toys Under $20: Mothering Natural Toy Guide 2014 You don’t need to spend a fortune to grab high quality toys for your little ones. Here are our favorite gifts under $20. Don’t miss the other categories in this year’s guide or our BIG TOY GIVEAWAY! Find them both here.  Good Maine Eggs An egg hunt for the holidays anyone? These wooden eggs are simple but oh so much fun. ...  Continue Reading
The C-Section as Birth Control Did you know that women who experience cesarean birth (c-section) are less likely to have another baby?  Cesarean section impacts far more than the birth experience- it impacts fertility. I talked to not one but two women this week who had one child but had wanted to have more. What happened? The thing that made them change their minds was giving ...  Continue Reading

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