As we celebrate August as National Breastfeeding Month, I wanted to share this great link. Enjoy.
In the United States, there has been a controversy over the past decade about locations of infant sleep, pitting the research and promoters of safe co-sleeping with a breastfeeding dyad and the research and promoters of never allowing the breastfeeding baby into the parental bed. There are guilt-inducing media campaigns with a tombstone for a…Details
Most new mothers are told, at one time or another, that if they drink a beer, it will help to increase breast milk supply. Or by drinking a glass of wine, the let-down reflex will improve. But does it? Let’s look at the history of the advice and the research about alcohol. Although these common…Details
Today, I want to bring back a 2014 journal article discussing breast pumps, maternal factors, problems and injuries. In the US, breast pumps are very much a part of the breastfeeding experience, and many new mothers believe they must have a pump. Even the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) emphasizes this need by mandating that insurance…Details