Better Births, Lower Costs Safer, less expensive maternity care is slowly taking hold. America spends a larger percentage of its gross domestic product on health care than any other industrialized nation, yet its citizens aren’t healthier for it. This is especially true when it comes to childbirth… …United Healthcare found that 48 percent of newborns […]
This article on the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine blog explores the research that has been done on breastfeeding and PPD… Does breastfeeding prevent postpartum depression? It would be great if the answer were an unequivocal “Yes!” Postpartum depression, or PPD, is one of the most common complication of childbirth, affecting about 1 in 10 new moms, […]
Great article! In your family, how does Dad make it easier for you to breastfeed? A guy’s guide to breastfeeding If you’re a breast man, pregnancy is better than Christmas. But this growth spurt isn’t solely for your viewing pleasure. Those mammaries are about to be put to work. Back when breastfeeding was on the […]
What would have helped you to prepare you for the realities of parenthood? Living happily ever after by Norma Ritter, IBCLC, RLC, LLLL In many ways, pregnancy is like a fairy tale. It is very common for pregnant women to believe that they need to prepare only for the actual birth of their babies, and […]
The technical term for dropping or sagging of the breasts is “breast ptosis” (try to use that one in everyday conversation!) Breast Ptosis: Causes and Cure. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Rinker B, Veneracion M, Walsh CP. Breast Ptosis: Causes and Cure. Ann Plast Surg. 2010 Mar 29. [Epub ahead of print] …History of breast-feeding, weight gain during pregnancy, […]
Nursing Manners www.kellymom.com …All of these things are very normal nursing behaviors for older babies and toddlers. Many things children do when they are nursing are cute or downright funny – but what if it’s a behavior that you don’t like? However normal it may be, there is no reason mom has to put up […]
So useful! Protocols – The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) www.bfmed.org These protocols serve only as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants and do not delineate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standards of medical care. Variations in treatment may be appropriate according to the needs of an individual patient.
Prolonged Breastfeeding Protects Kids From HIV living.oneindia.in A new study has revealed that stopping breastfeeding early might increase mortality risk among children born to HIV infected mothers. By 4 months of age, children pass the critical stage of development where breastfeeding is essential for their survival. AnotherLook at breastfeeding and HIV/AIDS http://www.who.int/child_adolescent_health/news/archive/2009/30_11_09/en/index.html WHO also now […]