Tongue tie, or “ankylglossia”, is a condition where a little string or band of tissue called a frenulum is attached to the underside of baby’s tongue and anchors it to the floor of the mouth. This may restrict movement of the baby’s tongue and prevent a good latch during feedings. This tissue is left over […]
There’s many things we don’t know about human milk — the research on it these past 10 years has virtually exploded! Last time I checked, over 400 ingredients had been identified in breastmilk! How cool is that? Formula can’t touch that. Here’s a great article on some science of breastmilk, how cortisol levels and fat content are […]
No Solid Food for Six Months! According to the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatricians, many mothers, particularly those who find formula too expensive at the 4 to 6 month age, are giving cereal or food to their babies before their babies are developmentally ready for solid foods. Another great reason […]
Found this today from Health.gov: Breastfeeding for 6 Months Cuts Women’s Risk of Cancer Death: Study Mothers who breastfeed for at least six months have a 10 percent lower risk of dying from cancer and a 17 percent lower risk of dying from circulatory disease, according to a new study. Researchers examined the habits of […]
<[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhx-R6p1xAQ&w=560&h=315]http://www.youtube.com/embed/Zhx-R6p1xAQ” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>” title=”First Food” target=”_blank”> Check out this short history of Breastfeeding!
ACOG is an organization overseeing your OBs. ACOG recommendations for inductions or cesarean deliveries: Elective, non-medically indicated inductions of labor or cesarean deliveries should not be scheduled before 39 weeks. [ emphasis mine] Delivery prior to 39 weeks has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of learning disabilities and a potential increase […]