What is it with women in America and the fighting that goes on between them over how they feed their babies?
The irony is that breast milk is far more valuable to the human race than any man made compound. Ignoring that fact may cost more than anyone imagined.
We should be supporting women's decisions instead of critiquing them and making snap judgments based off of our limited knowledge of other people's situations.
I found that I enjoy motherhood as much as I always hoped/wanted to, and that many parts of it came naturally. Other parts were more of a struggle, but every moment of difficulty and strife was more than worth it and more than made up for in love and snuggles and happiness.
Just when you think you've seen it all...
Paul Tudor Jones' fatuous comments expose his lazy, retrograde thinking. With his superior intellect, he could easily solve the breastfeeding dilemma -- in fact, a few modern companies have already done so.
By Carol McMurrich My children were conceived in my mind long before they ever existed in cellular form. As a child and teen, surrounded by siblings,...
A couple of weeks ago, I found myself outside a Starbucks. I arrived clutching a cooler bag, as did the woman I was there to meet. We planted ourselves on a bench near the entrance, where she pulled back the zipper of her satchel to reveal countless Ziploc bags of liquid gold... breast milk!
I had a decision to make. Do I make a production out of gathering up the older children, which could actually take until closing, while the 2-year-old cries, disturbing those around him? Do I wander around an unfamiliar mall in an strange city trying to find a more discreet place to nurse my son?
By Lynne Feldman Months before I landed in my first MotherWoman group, an anxious, exhausted, and shaken mother to a newborn, I would never have gues...
Plainly, "natural living" has a deep foothold among the political left. Reproductive rights, however, vividly reveal how the progressive thrust of advocacy for a "natural" life can have profoundly conservative implications.
Think about breasts. Breasts. Is there a female body part with which our society is more obsessed than breasts? Is there any obsession so equally matched by inherent shame?
Nothing made me happier than motherhood, despite the loneliness of the suburbs. Despite the fact that my husband left early in the morning and came home well after nine at night. Despite the fact that I missed my mom, my friends, my touchstones.
Dr. George H. Napheys' advice on pregnancy and nursing is totally insane, but much of his child rearing advice still applies.
"We want pregnant and breastfeeding women to have good information and to know that they are not alone and they don't have to sacrifice their wellbeing for their baby's health. We want to help them make good decisions with their health care providers."
In 2005, I was a new mother -- dreamy, sleep-deprived, but also acutely aware of the sharp new changes in my life. The profundity of my newest relationship to an 8-pound, bald person I had just met, trumped all.