Lots of people believe that our toddlers need to sleep through the night for their development, but does new research actually support this?
The emotions surrounding any drinking in pregnancy are strong; however, there is still debate about the risk of light drinking in pregnancy. The current article discusses the research surrounding this topic.
New headlines suggest that there is no link between breastfeeding and IQ, but a closer look at the research suggests this isn't what can be said. It seems we're no further along in answering this question than before.
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.
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.
Yesterday the proverbial shit hit the fan and news sites were sharing articles claiming things like the benefits of breastmilk are overrated or that breastmilk is “no better” for a baby than formula. As I cringed over the interpretation, I figured it was time to throw my hat in after all…
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?