Complexity of Parent Child Cosleeping

By Kathleen Dyer Ramos Issue 114 September/October 2002 Controversies concerning parent-child cosleeping abound in both the popular parenting advice literature and professional scientific literature. Previous researchers have suggested that an understanding of the familial and cultural context of children’s sleep might help resolve some

Bedsharing in Britain

By Helen L. Ball Web Exclusive Much has been written about the pros and cons of parent-infant bedsharing, but why parents sleep with their babies has not been the subject of much research. In order to explore this and other aspects of bedsharing, researchers

Breast is Best

Issue 144 – May/June 2009By Peggy O’Mara, Editor & Publisher of Mothering Magazine Yesterday I received an e-mail, signed “Wavering Somewhat,” from the nursing mom of a 26-month-old daughter. The mom had read Hanna Rosin’s “The Case Against Breast-Feeding,” an article published in the

Medications and Breastfeeding

By Thomas W. HaleIssue 111 March/April 2002 The decision to prescribe medication for a breastfeeding mother is one of the most contentious areas in the clinical practice of medicine. For legal reasons alone, most manufacturers and many physicians advise patients to discontinue breastfeeding while

7 tiny big life shifters

The past few years have been about deep healing for me – bod’, psyche, bank account, relationships…relating…creating. Change can be radical but the steps to healing are usually small >> sequential >> interconnected. This is how some of it came together for me. I:

Chicken Spinach Enchiladas

Chicken, spinach and cheese meld together to make a delicious enchilada. Serve this with a veggie salad in the summer or a spicy soup in the winter. 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into thin strips (veggie alternative: tofu strips) 1/4 cup chopped

Eco-Savvy Showers

By Helen CoronatoIssue 150September/October 2008 Many pregnancies are accompanied by a baby shower. In this age of greener consciousness, why not opt for an ecologically friendly shower? Eco-showers are the latest green trend to add momentum to the movement toward freedom from carbon emissions,