Although not widely discussed, some articles and people highlight a relationship between SIDS and starting daycare. This can be terrifying for many families, but we need to look at what we know to know how to respond.
A new study claims that bedsharing is risky for infants aged 0-3 months, yet their data and analyses offer zero support for such a statement. What did they really look at and what does it really tell us?
Some claim that to choose a homebirth is "narcissistic". But what if we compare the risk of homebirth (only in the US, no less) with other common, modern-day practices, I think people need to reevaluate their stance or be ready to call out a lot more people!
Many Australians woke this morning to scare mongering about bedsharing thanks to articles in their papers. Notably, claims that 25 babies died in the parent bed last year are leading to people declaring bedsharing should be illegal and even some people are being investigated for it (I kid you not).
When we say that breastfeeding in developed nations isn't really a big deal because we have clean water and low rates of disease, are we really thinking this through? What are we willing to accept both in these costs and in what women are trying to achieve but missing out on?
Recently, data from the Netherlands have shown homebirth to be as safe or safer than hospital birth. However, a response to the article has suggested that the findings are misleading because of the maternal mortality factor. Let's take a look at that...
The way most outlets had it, the vegan couple were exclusively breastfeeding their 11-month-old daughter when she fell ill and died. The conclusion? Being vegan isn’t safe if you’re breastfeeding. But there is more to this story and an examination of the myths surrounding this case is clearly needed.
I feel like it’s time to not just point out what many of us having pointed out over and over – namely that education is key – but to truly examine why these places are feeling the need to take this route and what’s wrong with their approach (beyond the obvious).