Breast milk is a mystery. No, really—even scientists think so. A recent Chemical & Engineering News article reports that while scientists know many of the components of breast milk, they still don’t fully understand how they work. Breast milk is... more
Breastfeeding may not make your baby an Einstein, but claims of a connection between breastfeeding and IQ just got a boost from a study out of Boston. Harvard University researchers investigated the link between breastfeeding duration and baby’s cognitive function.... more
When I mentioned to my health care provider that I was concerned about my ability to breastfeed, she suggested I make an appointment with a lactation consultant. What is a lactation consultant? more
In December 2007, baby gooroo announced the much anticipated and long awaited release of an Interim Rule calling for significant changes (the first in more than 25 years!) in the WIC food packages. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women,... more
When the National Toxicology Program (NTP) released its report in 2008 on bisphenol A (commonly known as BPA), a chemical found in plastics, there was an immediate outcry. The resulting firestorm included a wave of alarming media reports about BPA (according... more
When my maternity leave ended, I was a mess. My son Tommy was only 6 weeks old. I had successfully established breastfeeding but was sleep-deprived and emotionally spent. All I wanted was to stay home with my baby. Tommy cooed... more
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