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Lack of Vitamin D Tied To Increased Likelihood of C-Section

Could a lack of D cause a C? The results of a recent study on the link between Vitamin D deficiency and C-sections seem to point in that direction. Most women, I'd wager, would rather not have a Caesarean section, also known as a C-section, to bring ...

The upside of no longer being pregnant

Many women get depressed over the fact that they are no longer pregnant. They miss having a baby tucked warmly, safely away inside of them. Some believe that post-partum depression in part derives from this feeling. But, I can personally attest, the...

Angelina Jolie breastfeeding photo stirs controversy

Brad Pitt took a breathtakingly beautiful photograph of Angelina Jolie breastfeeding one of her twin babies. The black and white photo, which will grace the cover of W Magazine in November, shows a happy and smiling Jolie in her bed and nightgown...

Grandparent views on breastfeeding

Mona Ackerman, contributor to Huffington Post and "shrink" as she calls herself, has a few choice things to say about breastfeeding. Ms. Ackerman is also a grandmother. Recently another grandmother wrote to Mona in dismay over her daughter-in-law's ...

Are breastfed babies smarter?

One article--and one set of research--would have us think so. Perhaps this story is more the sort that would fall under "Pregnancy Fact or Fiction," as breastfeeding in general is a REALLY hot topic, but let's investigate the findings. To be honest,...

My baby hates solids

At least I think he does. My son is now six months old. After he developed a keen interest in whatever and whenever we were eating we thought it was time to introduce him to the wonderful world of edibles outside the bottle. He took to formula like...

Decision to deny med student time to pump reversed!

In what the defendent herself is calling a boon "to nursing mothers who are trying to juggle family obligations and further their careers," an appeals judge has reversed a decision that would deny Sophie C. Currier extra time during her medical exam...

Breast-feeding mom takes on Applebee's

Brooke Ryan claims all she was after last June was an anniversary lunch with her husband and baby at an Applebee's restaurant in Kentucky. What she got was a battle with the restaurant chain over her right to breast-feed her son in public. She says s...

Off to daycare

Today, Wednesday, is the last day I get to spend with my baby before he goes off to daycare. Tomorrow and Friday I'll be at work and Daddy will watch him. We'll have the weekend as a threesome. Then, bright and early Monday morning we'll start our n...

Reporter quits due, in part, to breastfeeding assignment

I've had some doozie assignments when it comes to my career as a writer. From "go find busy people" to critiquing the mall Santa, I had a variety of assignments that kept me guessing. Once Chicago reporter, fresh from maternity leave, recently got an...

First "National Nurse-In" scheduled

We've posted several stories about a woman that was kicked off a Delta Airlines flight for breastfeeding her baby recently. In fact, we've even posted a story about Delta disciplining the flight attendant in question. For some, this isn't enough; mot...

Nursing/Pumping Mom in NY Times

When I had my daughter, I began seven very long months of pumping breast milk. Since I was committed to feeding her as much breast milk as possible, I brought my trusty pump along with me everywhere. But, as many breastfeeding or pumping moms know, s...

Breastmilk for sale

Tipster Kate turned us on to this article about for-profit breastmilk banks, where women can donate their breastmilk -- and in turn, other women can purchase the milk.  According to the Human Milk Bank Association of America, demand for human br...

Breastfeeding: a primer

While now, after two years, I consider myself pretty well-versed in The Raising of a Very Young Child, there is one aspect of the childrearing experience that still escapes me:  breastfeeding.  Having never breastfed myself, I have to admit...

Breastfeeding cravings different than pregnancy cravings?

Only a few months after giving birth to my first son, Everett, I went to court to defend my employer in a contractual matter. Opposing counsel was pregnant, and while my boss and his nemesis were trying to work things out in the hall, we chatted abou...

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