That Similac Ad (You Know the One)

The new Similac ad has people praising it's "message". I disagreed and my reasons for disagreeing proved the point I was trying to make. Well done Similac, the media mommy wars have been perpetuated.

Bedsharing and Formula Feeding

Is it fair to have a blanket statement that formula feeding families cannot bedshare? Do the benefits of bedsharing require us to consider a more nuanced message? What does the research tell us?

What Does It Take For Breastfeeding Success?

I can admit my privilege when it comes to breastfeeding. But what is this privilege and what do we need to do to ensure all women have it?

Does the “Breastfeeding Contract” Shame Mothers?

A "breastfeeding contract" in BC has hit the news, claiming it shames mothers and increases anxiety. Is it a fair assessment of an information tool?

It’s Not “Just Feed Your Baby”: Why Breastfeeding Discourse Matters

World Breastfeeding Week is gone, but it managed to highlight the anger towards breastfeeding advocates by those who don't breastfeed who are calling to end the discussions of breastfeeding. But breastfeeding discussion must continue and here's why...

The Role of Breastfeeding in Self-Regulation

The ability to self-regulate or show delay of gratification is linked to many positive outcomes later in life; interestingly, one of the earlier predictors of this ability is breastfeeding.

A Response to Gina Ford’s “Golden Rules”

The Daily Mail summarized Gina Ford's 8 Golden Rules in one of their pieces. I'd like to discuss them all one by one in hopes of showing how these rules need to be amended.

A Response to Gina Ford’s “Golden Rules”

Click here for Rules #1-4 Source: The Daily Mail   Rule #5: Let your baby cry for up to 12 minutes each night before it goes to sleep. Note: Online it says 5-10

Breastfeeding and Intelligence: The How Behind It?

Did you ever wonder what might lie behind the findings that breastfeeding is associated with greater intelligence? If it really is causal, what is the causation? Here is some research starting to answer that question.

Creating “Bad” Habits?

Used to being told you're creating "bad habits" by doing things like nurse your child to sleep or respond to their cries? If so, this post is for you - I won't tell you to change these behaviours, but rather to look at them as they are: biologically normal.