My sleepy newborn seldom wakes to breastfeed. Can I let him sleep or do I need to wake him every 2–3 hours day and night to eat? more
It seems that reports about breastfeeding’s health benefits are common. Every few weeks, we’re hearing how breastfeeding improves gastrointestinal function, reduces cancer risk, improves respiratory function, helps mothers lose weight, and more. Much more. Well, here’s something new: Breastfeeding may... more
Kelly Rutherford, an actress currently starring in the television show Gossip Girl, is still breastfeeding her 2-year-old son—and predictably, anonymous responses online have veered more to the “ew, gross” territory. Shocking, I know. It’s absolutely appalling that a woman might... more
Taxed with too many questions and too little time, but intent on meeting the needs of parents and health professionals alike, Dr. Thomas Hale is planning to create a national call center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The... more
The Oregon House of Representatives recently approved a bill by a vote of 49-7 that would give breastfeeding mothers the opportunity to express their breast milk while at work. House Bill 2372 would apply to employers of 25 or more... more
The benefits of breastfeeding are well-documented—especially the protection it provides against gastrointestinal and upper and lower respiratory tract infections. Whether breastfeeding provides protection against less common infections was the subject of a recent study involving 127 infants with a ventriculoperitoneal... more
It shouldn’t be too difficult to get enough vitamin D—after all, unless you have specific liver or kidney problems that interfere with the process, your body makes it all by itself just by being in the sun. However, new research... more
Expectant parents spend a lot of time thinking about their baby’s arrival. They wonder where they will be when labor begins and if they will recognize the first contractions. They wonder what labor will be like and what will happen... more
Friends may think it’s freaky, says Annalisa Barbieri, but why should I stop when it’s good for my daughter? In December 2004, I wrote in these pages about how I found myself “still breastfeeding” a 14-month-old, when previously I had... 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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