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It’s been well-documented that breastfeeding leads to lower risk of chronic diseases in childhood and beyond (per observational studies that suggest a connection between prevalence of chronic diseases and “suboptimal breastfeeding”). But what happens if the mother is the one […]
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Do you hate breastfeeding your toddler? I actually don’t. Hate breastfeeding, that is. Maybe you can tell from the near-thousand breastfeeding photos I’ve shared on Instagram or the tens-of-thousands of words I’ve pressed into my keyboard about it here. But […]
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We all know a baby who was born premature. The prevalence of prematurity has been rising, with now 1 in 8 U.S. babies born at any point prior to 37 weeks of gestation. Not Always Truths How many of these […]
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Ah, sleep. Between the topics of how parents feed their child and how they medicate their child, somewhere we find the ultra-controversial topic of — dun dun dun (wish I could say zz, zzz, zzzz…) — infant sleep. Your heart […]
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Last week, my youngest was under the weather and we had a brief hospital visit at the end of one very long day. While sick, he was nursing nonstop. This meant he was still nursing when we arrived at the […]
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Okay, look. Breastfeeding is not all daffodils and lollipops. I like to think of breastfeeding as feeding + comforting a child, neither of which is ever easy no matter how you do it. Sometimes you will get to the point […]
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If there’s a perfect time to take advantage of the power of positive thought, it’s childbirth! Birth affirmations provide an easy throughway to sharpening the mind-body connection before and during labor. They’re inclusive in that anyone can use them — […]
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At some point in your breastfeeding journey, you will probably have sore nipples. Your nipples can feel sore from virtually any reason under the sun: postpartum hormonal changes, early engorgement, shallow latch, dryness, medical conditions such as thrush and vasospasm, […]
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I was recently invited to join a dialogue with Lynda Harlos of the talk show Parent With Purpose. From the video description: “Deciding to Circumcise or not doesn’t make you a good or bad parent! Be informed and make your […]
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Breastfeeding a premature baby is a tough job of importance that cannot be minimized. Should your feeding relationship include your own breast milk, donor milk, formula, or a combination, the whole journey will be a meaningful and deeply nourishing one […]
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