Does Your Child Need a Regular Bedtime?

2020-08-21T10:13:05-04:00October 21st, 2013|

Recently, news reports are making the rounds suggesting that the lack of a set bedtime in children 3 to 7 is associated with greater behavioural problems. Parents are getting panicked if their child doesn’t go to sleep at the exact same time every night... but should they?

Homebirth Risks in the News Again

2020-08-21T10:13:16-04:00October 17th, 2013|

All over the news a few weeks ago (I’ve been busy) was news that homebirths increased the risk of an Apgar score of 0 10-fold. Doctors were out in force saying this is why homebirth should not be allowed (really via not allowing midwives to practice homebirth) or ethically promoted. But what does the research really tell us?

The Breastfeeding Research Battle

2020-08-21T10:31:12-04:00August 2nd, 2013|

Research is always held up to scrutiny, as it should be, but it seems these days that any research finding that shows an "advantage" to breastfed babies faces criticism large and loud, sometimes legitimate, but sometimes making one wonder what the agenda really is. If we look at the breastfeeding research, can we really say there's mass ineptness? Or is there something to it?

Slate Gets on the Cry-it-Out Bandwagon

2020-08-21T10:32:21-04:00July 18th, 2013|

The entire tagline reads “A journal jumps on the Dr. Sears bandwagon to say sleep training is dangerous. Science says otherwise.” Let’s first get something clear – journals publish special issues all the time and journals publish research and opinion pieces and reviews from researchers who work in the relevant fields.