Family Life

How Am I Feeling?

By Randi Olin for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers Carol, my Pilates instructor, starts each class asking, “how are you feeling?” After working with her for two years, I know she is asking about our bodies, not our minds. Yet, this morning, with

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

Heritable Traits

By Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers There’s a wicker chair in the corner of the dentist’s treatment room. It’s the parent’s chair. I sat there while my five-and-a-half-year old daughter, Saskia, lay back on the magical chaise. First, she