Despite numerous studies showing that good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing), a healthy diet, and fluoride supplements reduce the risk of tooth decay, water fluoridation remains a flashpoint. Naysayers claim that fluoride causes a variety of health problems ranging from... more
If childhood obesity rates aren’t evidence enough to convince parents of the importance of infant feeding, the results of a recent study may do the trick. A group of Swedish researchers found that early introduction of small amounts of gluten-containing... more
Generations of well-meaning parents and highly educated doctors can’t all be wrong…or can they? For decades now, sugar-laden holidays have been a source of celebration and consternation. Parents and grandparents alike happily satisfy a child’s sweet tooth with birthday cakes,... more
Reminiscent of the public outcry provoked by Ohio’s breastfeeding campaign and Georgia’s childhood obesity campaign, New York City is now under fire for its teen pregnancy campaign. Further proof that no good deed goes unpunished. Each campaign’s goals—more breastfed babies,... more
I have small breasts and I am concerned that I will not be able to breastfeed. Does breast size or shape make a difference? more
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