Frequent nursing?

As a new mother, I recall wondering whether I would ever get up off the sofa.  The first day that I was left alone with my newborn, ill-prepared for the intensity of babycare, I found myself without food or a drink nearby, glued to

Buy Buy Baby

Buy Buy Baby by Jessica Dur January 20, 2012   When I was 18, I couldn’t wait to leave my native Lafayette, in Louisiana, for any place that didn’t reek of fried fish and angry protests against Martin Luther King Jr Day. My extended

The New Baby Shower

By Beth OsnesIssue 138 – September/October 2007 We women have evolved a rather timid ceremony for preparing our fellow females for motherhood: the baby shower. The gifts provide some of the clothing and accessories a new mother is likely to need, but the shower

AIDS and Breastfeeding

The AIDS War on BreastfeedingDavid CroweApril, 2012 Allopathic medicine was at war with natural birth and childrearing for much of the last century, but the battles were most intense over breastfeeding. Natural infant feeding started a comeback in the 1970s with increasing support from