Breast is best. It’s the most important gift a mother can give her child. Breastfed kids grow up smarter and healthier. These slogans are plastered on the walls of city buses; posted ominously in hallways of maternity wards. The messages... more
This past week, I had the rotten luck of getting the stomach flu. As I lay in bed praying my kids would take pity on me and watch just one more hour of Wild Kratts while I napped, my 5-year-old... more
Will the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) finally sever its ties with the infant formula industry? It’s the million-dollar question, and one the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) recently posed in a letter to AAP President, Dr. Thomas K. McInerny. While... more
Even Ripley of Believe It or Not fame would find it hard not to believe widespread media reports claiming that Venezuelan lawmaker Odalis Monzon wants to ban bottle-feeding. After all, the Huffington Post (Venezuela Considers Baby Bottle Ban To Encourage Breastfeeding),... more
It appears that the end may justify the means after all. At least that’s what the results of a recent study in Pediatrics suggest. Spurred by widespread efforts to increase breastfeeding rates—from banning hospital gift bags with infant formula samples... more
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