Being Vegan, Breastfeeding, and Infant Safety

2020-08-21T10:38:58-04:00May 28th, 2013|

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.

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.