Some have suggested that bedsharing and breastfeeding inherently go hand-in-hand. Some suggest it's simply a great tool for breastfeeding families. Two pieces of research attempt to examine this and I take a close look at both to determine what we can take home.
Researchers in Australia are claiming their research shows breastfeeding pressure is causing postpartum depression in women, but is it? I take a full look at the research in question to see exactly what it does and does not tell us.
And this is where the biggest victory of our breastfeeding journey lies. I am literally carrying his immune system for him. As his doctors point out, breastmilk is the best broad range antiviral medication there is. My body makes antibodies his cannot make right now, and every time he breastfeeds, he receives a fresh load of them. Maybe I've saved him a hospital stay with these antibodies. Maybe, I'll never know, maybe there's a chance I've even saved his life.
New headlines suggest that there is no link between breastfeeding and IQ, but a closer look at the research suggests this isn't what can be said. It seems we're no further along in answering this question than before.