Crystal Cain, a Portland, Oregon mother was recently barred from breastfeeding her newborn after telling the staff at the birthing hospital that she used medical marijuana, prescribed by her midwife, to treat her anxiety and nausea. Eventually, the medical staff... more
When the Pew Research Center published a Census report showing that a large percentage of mothers are bringing home the bacon, media powerhouse Reuters declared “Mothers are breadwinners for growing share of U.S. families,” and the knee-jerk response seemed to... 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
The national Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) recently submitted a petition about milk in the National School Lunch Program. No, the group wasn’t taking on sugary milks, such as those flavored with chocolate or strawberry (a favorite target of... more
From the White House on down, childhood obesity is recognized as a pressing public health concern. Earlier this year, in part responding to First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) decided to do what... more
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