Trigger: this article has the potential to emotionally disturb sensitive individuals. This week, Stephanie Greene, 39, of South Carolina was charged with the murder of her six-week old baby girl. According to the Daily Mail, "A toxicology report revealed baby Alexis had a level of morphine considered lethal for an adult," and "Prosecutors said Stephanie Greene, 39, was a … [Read more...] about Nursing Under the Influence: Legal Pain Killers and Infant Death
My renewed interest in this topic is thanks to reader "aldestrawk", who posted the following comment responding to KellyMom Strikes Again: Smoking and Breastfeeding: You seem to have a very strong opinion on breastfeeding and smoking. You should know though that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that mothers who smoke should breastfeed rather than give their … [Read more...] about For the Love of Common Sense: Smoking and Nursing is Not “Okay” (or Recommended!)
If you're a first time parent, there are new questions arising daily. When will my baby sit up? Should my baby be rolling over? Why does my baby spit up? How come my baby doesn't appreciate the gesture of a clean outfit? (Well, maybe that last one is just me) There's a lot of people who will reference what you're "supposed to" (or NOT (as in, … [Read more...] about When it Comes to Newborns, What Are You “Supposed” to Do?
Last night, Clark puked on my vagina. Yes, you read that correctly. My 12 week old baby was sitting up (with support) on my lap, when he decided to vomit all over my yoga pants, and the liquid seeped through my underwear and was touching my lady parts. Needless to say, this is something I definitely did not expect when I was pregnant. I thought What to Expect When You're … [Read more...] about What You Didn’t Expect When You Were Expecting