Whether you plan to breastfeed or are undecided, here are 10 breastfeeding facts that may tip the scales in favor of giving your baby “nature’s best.” Mammals are the only animals that produce a unique and complex fluid that protects... more
Lactation consultants know their stuff. Years ago, one of them told me that breastfeeding enhances the effects of some vaccines, and she also recommended breastfeeding as soon as possible following vaccinations, since doing so is a natural pain reliever for... more
Australian health agencies, like their counterparts in the U.S., recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, with the introduction of solid foods around six months of age and continued breastfeeding for at least 12 months and beyond,... more
Concerns surrounding the use of codeine in breastfeeding mothers was the subject of an article published on baby gooroo in June 2007 following the tragic death of a 12 day old infant. An investigation into the death of Tariq Jamieson... more
I take pride in being a breastfeeding advocate as well as a Buckeye. So I was saddened to see a recent report about a child care center in Columbus, Ohio, that charged a mother an additional $50 a week because... more
Just a couple of weeks after the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) doubled the recommended amount of daily vitamin D supplementation for all infants, children and adolescents, results from a new study suggest that the recommendation may not matter. According... more
For many new parents, the days immediately following their baby’s birth seem like a blur of diapers, feedings, and sleep (or lack thereof). “Going out” can seem like a huge undertaking, and one that doesn’t happen much. But there’s one... more
A new study confirms what many mothers already know: short maternity leaves impact breastfeeding success, often leading to early cessation. What might be surprising—given the results—is where the study took place. In “Juggling Work and Breastfeeding: Effects of Maternity Leave... more
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