A new study confirms that breastfeeding significantly reduces the risk that new mothers will experience postpartum depression. But the Maternal and Child Health Journal report, which looked at information from more than 14,000 mothers, also produced some surprisingly results.
It seems as if every decade delivers a new scheme to get even our youngest babies to sleep through the night. And yep, I figured we were just about due for a book titled The Sleepiest Baby on the Block or 50 Shades of
When my son was nine months old, I went away on business. My mother came in from New York to stay with the baby. I’ll never forget receiving her call to my hotel room to proudly report that my son had...
Photo by Patrick Demarchelier, Glamour Magazine, Sept 2014 Olivia Wilde isn’t the first celebrity mom to make a point of showing off her choice to breastfeed, and she won’t be the last, but some are saying that this beautiful shot in the Sept ’14
Author Ray Bradbury pointed out, chillingly, “You don’t need to burn books to destroy a culture — just get people to stop reading them.” Similarly, you don’t need to actually ban nursing to decrease the incidence of breastfeeding — just make it more and
While I was pregnant with my first baby, I wanted to breastfeed – but because I would save money and because breast milk is superior to formula. At that time, I didn’t know anything about attachment or how important breastfeeding behaviors are to the
Breast milk is beyond science. We have yet to fully understand it, and we will certainly never reproduce its equal in a laboratory. It is a mystery, like quantum physics and black holes and the appeal of Bikram yoga. I get a bit fired
We recently asked our Facebook community the question, “If you could share ONLY 5 words of advice (no more, no less) with a brand new parent, what would they be?” The response was overwhelming, with nearly 2500 parents offering their wisdom. We’ve selected 50 of
I have been a nursing mom for 2 years and 10 months. I was unaware of the nursing-in-public debate prior to that time, assuming there was one, but I do feel that I can say with confidence that these last few years news outlets and
Many mothers struggle with confidence when breastfeeding: They doubt the baby’s desire to breastfeed, they doubt their family’s support for breastfeeding, and most of all, they doubt themselves and their ability to breastfeed. A new mother struggles with confidence almost every day, and her