More backlash against breastfeeding hits the news with a study looking at contaminants in breast milk. Should we really reconsider promoting breastfeeding? Could formula be superior?
Two new pieces of research support the idea that we need to be including evolutionary breastfeeding when looking at feeding outcomes. Without that, we fail to get the whole picture.
Two new pieces of research highlight the intricate relationship between feeding method and sleep in infants, notably how parents perceive their child's sleep. Importantly, there are implications for the idea of building "bad habits" and sleep training.
A sizeable number of infants are born with a tongue-tie which can negatively affect breastfeeding. Research shows the importance of identifying and releasing tongue-ties early to aid in breastfeeding success.
There is (rightfully) a lot of talk of breastfeeding privilege, but less discussed (if discussed at all) is formula privilege. Yet it's vital that families are aware of this in order to help change things for all families.
If you're a mom, you've probably been treated to many articles that set out to dismiss breastfeeding research as flawed. Here I want to talk about one of the flaws in breastfeeding research that has received virtually no attention yet has a great impact on our understanding of this biological process.
New research is out touting the long-term "benefits" of breastfeeding so of course the Internet explodes with people complaining. I thought I'd tackle some of those comments and concerns in this particular bit of research.