A new meta-analysis confirms previous ones finding a relationship between a reduced risk for childhood leukemia and breastfeeding. So why is there such a fuss?
The recent piece on sleep training sparked what I believe to be misguided outrage in many people. I want to address some of the issues that were brought up and speak generally about the importance of what we promote to families.
The question of inductions can be a heated one at times, with proponents of natural birth shunning the idea of artificially inducing something that should happen naturally. We hear comments like, “The baby knows when to come out” and therefore we are wrong to intervene. But is this right?
I am pleased to share five questions with Dr. Helen L. Ball, professor of anthropology at Durham University. Her work specializes in infant sleep practices, with a side focus on breastfeeding. Here she shares her thoughts on various aspects of parenting, research, and policy.
Starting today I will start sharing some pdfs of an old newspaper that was written and distributed in the 1980s in Ontario, Canada – Re: Birth. It was created by a group called Choices in Childbirth and the goal was to promote women’s options for their births...