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How Liberal Feminism and Patriarchy Work Together to Create the Detached Mother

January 24th, 2017|9 Comments

The following is a talk I presented at the 2016 Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement Conference this past October in Toronto, ON on feminism, patriarchy, and mothering.

“No Bedsharing Under Four Months of Age”: The AAP Evidence

December 9th, 2016|4 Comments

The AAP recently suggested that bedsharing should never occur with infants under 4 months of age, leaving many breastfeeding families wondering what they should do for sleep. I look at the evidence for this recommendation to see if it holds up.

Acute Stress Affects Cognition in Infancy

November 29th, 2016|3 Comments

New research examines the effects of acute stress on cognitive functions in infants. Contrary to the idea that "a bit of stress is good for them", this research finds that stress inhibits flexible thinking.

New AAP Sleep Guidelines: Same Old Line or Something New?

October 25th, 2016|4 Comments

The AAP has released their updated Safe Sleep Recommendations so it's time to take a look at what they say and how it applies to families.

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