I wrote a great post saying “Happy Father’s Day”, complete with links, but it disappeared into cyberspace! So “Happy Father’s Day” to all the great dads out there who love their babies and support moms that are breastfeeding! You rock!
Hurray! Another article on a study which proved increased IQ rates for babies who breastfed for longer than 6 months! We know it’s true that prolonged breastfeeding leads to smarter children, but it’s great to have a study show the proof: Longer breastfeeding tied to better development
Should we do breastfeeding like the Caveman did? Or should I say “cavewoman”? It looks like the “exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months” recommendation of The American Academy of Pediatrics just got a leg up with scientists studying of ancient baby teeth! A study of barium content of baby teeth showed clearly where exclusive breastfeeding ended […]
Breastmilk has been proven again to increase baby brain development. In a study using MRI machines to compare neuron growth between breastfed babies and formula fed babies, breastfeeders came out ahead! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2337374/Breast-really-best-want-brainy-baby-Just-THREE-months-breastfeeding-boosts-development-30.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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 […]
Your baby only needs mother’s milk the first few days, not formula or water. Baby is not “starving”! Try not to think of baby’s first meal as “food” — think of it as “medicine”, small and powerful! The first milk is colostrum which acts like a special multi-purpose medicine for your baby. It’s yellowish, sometimes […]
Breastfeeding isn’t just about the milk, but suckling helps form baby’s soft and hard palate, their jaw/face/teeth, and it is important for later speech development. So many benefits for latching baby! Anyhow, this breastfeeding mother named Katy explains it all! Read her blog for scientific info that backs up the reasons we breastfeed as long […]