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Diarrhea, cha cha cha

You know, people like to joke about diarrhea but it can actually be the sign of something pretty serious, especially in children. You know the song, right? I won't repeat it here but my guess is most of us have a version called to mind from when w...

When did breasts become boobs?

I came across an interesting theory about the transformation of breasts from being primarily a food source for babies to being, well, titillation for men and women. Once upon a time, breastfeeding was not considered obscene. In fact, as the author, R...

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...

Babies and weddings

This past weekend I had the good fortune of getting out of the house to attend a friend's wedding. Bright and early Saturday morning my husband and I rented a zip car, packed up our nearly six-month-old baby and his various accoutrement and headed ...

Political agendas stop breastfeeding ads?

I didn't realize that baby formula and politics were closely related, but after reading this article, I can see that they are. And it's pretty disturbing. A few years back, US federal health officials commissioned a stark, attention-grabbing breas...

Two to tango: breastmilk and formula?

Well, if daycare has taught me anything, it's that my son is a growing boy. This kid is now getting a lot more group attention and stimulation that he did at home. And it's making him HONGRY! Several times this week the ever-attentive teachers at ...

Moms turning to bottle too soon

It has been well-established that breastfeeding is good for the health of your baby. Mother's milk offers natural protection against diseases that formula just cannot. Dr. David Paige, a Johns Hopkins University reproductive health expert says that i...

Flouride in infant formula

The American Dental Association has issued an interesting "interim guidance" on the use of fluoridated water to reconstitute powdered or concentrated formula. In a nutshell, they are, pending further research, recommending that parents and caregivers...

Breastfeeding and intelligence

Want to appear smart? It's simple -- breastfeed your baby. Just don't expect that it will make your kid any smarter. There are a lot of benefits that come from breastfeeding, but a higher I.Q. is not one of them. An article in the British Medical Jou...

How not to spend an arm and a leg on college text books

College is an astronomical expense. After tuition and housing one of the biggest drains is the buying of textbooks. Many books start at about $75 and some run in to the $200 range. There are used texts available but they are often nonexistent by the ...

Predicting the continuation of breast-feeding.

A study from the Netherlands, reported in Preventative Medicine, evaluated the motivational determinants for the continuation of breast-feeding until 3 months postpartum using the Integrated Change Model. The subjects were 341 women in 5 child health...

Effects of Breast-feeding on Weight Changes

Research indicates that breast-feeding may provide protective effects against the development of obesity; however, breast-fed children may still become obese because of the obesogenic environment. A study reported in the Journal of Developmental Beha...

Feeding your baby

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you breast-feed your baby during the first six months. After that, your baby will probably be ready to start trying solid foods. Pediatricians tell parents to begin with foods that are easy to digest...

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 ba...

ABC's 20/20 talks about breastfeeding tonight

Thanks to the Eichaneurs for this tip. Tonight on 20/20, Elizabeth Vargas is going to tackle the disparities in this country between the federal government and the general public. The topic? Breastfeeding. (I guess the title kind of gave it away, huh...

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