breast feeding 

Breast-feeding at an all time high

According to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, new moms who do not breast-feed are now in the minority. The report released yesterday reveals that 77 percent of newborn babies are breast-fed, at least for a little while....

'Top model' drinks her own breast milk

Do you watch Tyra Banks' show, America's Next Top Model? I've seen it a few times and my general impression is that it is chock full of, shall we say, interesting people. One of those interesting people is 24-year-old Claire, a breastfeeding mother...

Pregnancy diet doesn't contribute to food allergies in babies

It's a rare and beautiful thing when medical research actually lessens parental guilt, so savor this moment: the American Academy of Pediatrics is now saying that if your baby has certain allergies, it's unlikely to have been caused by what you ate...

Survey: U.S. workplace not family-oriented

The difficulty of balancing work and family is a common strain many parents experience. Apparently, it is more common for parents working in the United States. According to a study by Harvard and McGill Universities, the U.S. lags far behind...

Whoa, that's a hungry baby

Both images are from omwo.com. Thanks to Boing Boing for the link!...

Dads use breast pump, willingly admit to it

Daddy Brad and Daddy Clay, two of the dads behind dadlabs.com, had always wondered what it felt like to use a breast pump. So, in the ultimate attempt to empathize with mothers everywhere, they tried it. In this hysterical video, the two discuss the...

Healthy Steps and child/parent outcomes

A recent article in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine examined the effects of the Healthy Steps for Young Children program (which supports parents managing children's developmental and behavioral issues) with and without a prenatal...

Bloggin Baby Size Six: Bottle-feeding tips

The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months after birth, but that is not always possible. Bottle-feeding with infant formula is an alternative way to nourish your baby. If you bottle-feed your...

Continued barriers for breast-feeding in public

The problems mothers face in breast feeding their babies in public never seem to go away. A recent article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined many of the barriers still faced by moms. In some parts of the United States, for example, a woman...

The breast feeding militia

An article that ran in the New York Times has been making a buzz for the past few days. I bet many have read it, remarked an it and stewed over it. Everybody knows that breastfeeding is the best option for babies. The golden elixir is tailor...

Breastfeeding your teens?

OK, now that I've got your attention, no, don't breastfeed your teenagers. But new research shows that the longer you breastfeed your infant, the less likely he or she is to have weight problems during the teen years. Researchers speculate this...

Baby image of the day: breastfeeding in public

This photo is composed so nonchalantly and speaks volumes of a family in which breastfeeding is just part of life. Expected, understood, accepted as fact. No judgment you haven't breastfed for any reason. But if you have, or are, or want to, this...

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