Once again, a call for World Infant Feeding Week comes during World Breastfeeding Week. Outside of the many flaws in the argument for it, what can it tell us about the experience of breastfeeding grief?
Doctors seem to think they support breastfeeding and can handle the various questions and problems breastfeeding mothers face. Do you think this is so?
New research is claiming that the early introduction of solids will help infants sleep longer. But does this hold? This is an analysis of the research and what we can really take from it.
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.
March twenty-eighth... There is a friction inside me surrounding this date; a rubbing of grief and celebration, of sadness and joy, of sorrow and thankfulness. March twenty-eighth will always be his day.
Contrary to what we have been led to believe all these years, it seems that the public health initiatives to push vaccination may need to be reconsidered...
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.
Are we "overselling" breastfeeding? Are advocates trying to force women to breastfeed? Or are we looking for changes to a system that have only ever provided the illusion of choice?