A 158 page paperback volume, Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding: Best Practices in the Maternity Setting is designed to educate health care professionals to provide optimal support for best feeding practices in the perinatal period. Cleverly laid out in chapters... more
Need another reason to breastfeed your baby? How about this one: Reduced risk of cancer for you and your baby. Yup, that’s right. According to a recent report by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer... more
A group in Lagos, Nigeria is calling for the passage of legislation to require mothers to breastfeed their children for two years. Require? Although the World Health Organization recommends that breastfeeding continue for “up to two years of age and... more
Moments after my son was born and I held him in my arms for the first time, a nurse in the hospital made the offhand comment, “Oh, he’s got a heart-shaped tongue.” My sister, a physician, confirmed that he did... more
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I have a pretty uncomplicated history with breastfeeding and pumping, having managed it for various lengths of time for each of my three children. But I would never call pumping “easy.” So it’s a bold move for the makers of... more
July, 2012, Massachusetts became the second state to ensure that families in its hospitals and birthing centers would not be inundated with formula marketing bags. But Massachusetts is not alone in its efforts to restrict formula marketing. November, 2011, Laura... more
One of the best things someone ever taught me about breastfeeding was taught to me by a doctor in South Africa, Dr. Nils Bergman. His message was simple, “Get out of the way and let the baby and mama do... more
There is no need to stop breastfeeding just because your baby has teeth! If biting does occur, it’s usually at the end of a feeding when a baby is no longer sucking and swallowing. Fortunately, biting can be easily managed... more
Parents who work outside the home know that childcare providers must be our partners in ensuring our children’s health and wellbeing. Whether the issue is TV time or nap accommodations, juice consumption, or physical activity, your child’s care provider will... more
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