Playing at the Park

2020-08-21T10:38:31-04:00June 8th, 2013|

Play. It used to be about kids playing with each other, but that seems to be disappearing in favour of parent-child play. This is the first of a few planned posts coming up in the near future on play and focuses on my own realizations that it's something we actually need to work no in our society.

Do C-Sections Impair Maternal Responsiveness?

2020-08-21T10:49:55-04:00February 1st, 2013|

. Herein I’d like to talk about a piece from 2008 that looked at elective c-sections and later maternal responsiveness. Not because I want to cause a stink for those who had a c-section, but because we need to understand the effects of our modern birthing practices on those intimately involved – the mother and the infant.

Simple Ways to Calm a Crying Baby

2020-08-21T10:56:24-04:00January 26th, 2013|

Helping an infant return to sleep easily, then, is an essential gift to give our infants—as well as an important goal for parents who need to rest. The science of nighttime care provides a good foundation for parents trying to calm their babies. It clarifies what is important to know about calming babies and why certain types of calming are most likely to be helpful.

Autism and Breastfeeding

2020-08-21T10:56:40-04:00January 23rd, 2013|

Compared to the exclusive breastfeeding group, the use of formula with DHA/ARA supplementation lead to a nearly three-fold increase in ASDs while the use of formula without DHA/ARA supplementation lead to a nearly 13-fold increase in ASDs.