By Aubrey Hirsch for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers Let me start by saying, I’m no lactivist. I think breastfeeding is great, if that’s what you’re into. I think formula is great, too. I’m pro-feeding-your-baby in whatever way works best for you and
I can’t photograph this. I can’t take a video and post it for all of my friends and family to see. There are barely words. Despite being a stay-at-home mom, I am not always present. My mind wanders to my next chore or I
Recently I wrote a post about the unexpected ways I’ve found community through my kids. I shared that for me this was not part of my initial plan, that community had happened but was not something I had sought. That was a bit of an
By Peggy O’Mara Best for Babes Advisory Board On May 21, 1981 the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted the International Code of the Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes in an effort to protect breastfeeding from being out-marketed by the formula industry to the detriment of
October is Attachment Parenting month! Celebrate with this roundup of some of our most popular AP articles. Why Early Attachment Matters Here, we look at what Attachment Theory tells us about the importance of early relationships for the development of an individual’s basic sense
California governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will require the state’s major airports to provide a breastfeeding room for mothers by 2016. The bill details that the rooms must be private and include a chair and electrical outlet for pumps–while those in newly built terminals will
How do you make your decision about how long you will breastfeed? As with most things in life, you have the freedom to make your own decision based on what you feel is best for you and your family. But if you decide to
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...