Category Archives for "Pregnancy & Birth"
Ever wonder what a doula is and what she can do for you? The word doula is a Greek word, which means “women’s servant”. A doula is a non-medical assistant in childbirth. Here’s how a doula can help you achieve a positive birth experience. A doula’s job depends largely on her training and what you […]Continue reading
This whole first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week. This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding – A Vital Emergency Response: Are You Ready?” The theme reminds me of a family who was stranded in their car in the snow for over 9 days. They were a family of 3: Dad, Mom and an infant. I […]Continue reading
Unsung Benefits of Breastfeeding by: Philip J. Goscienski, M.D. From the Stone Age until just a few generations ago, human infants’ only sustenance was mother’s milk, but modern infant formula seems to be an adequate substitute. After all, infant mortality in Western societies is at historic lows and growth patterns are normal. But is that […]Continue reading
by Patty Hone When I had my first son I hadn’t planned to go back to work. I suddenly had to return to the workforce when he was three months old. I was completely unprepared and my son went from an exclusively breastfeeding baby to a mostly formula baby within a short period of time. […]Continue reading
by: Barbara A. Eastom Bates Making the choice to breastfeed your new baby is one of the most important and far-reaching decisions you will make as a new mother. Both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend breastfeeding as the preferred method of infant nutrition for the first year […]Continue reading