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
I've posted on this topic before, but since KellyMom.com is a "recommended" source I keep encountering, I feel the need to regularly address the topic. When moms look for advice (online, specifically), other mothers pass KellyMom on as a valid, reputable resource. But the fact is, KellyMom is anything but a trusted source of information. Why? Before you unfairly judge me as a … [Read more...] about KellyMom: Making Moms Feel Bad About Themselves Since 1996
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
"Ha! There is no squirting milk in her eye! You are ridiculous! I am gonna go out on a limb here and say you must be first time mom that rushes your child to the dr for everything! Thanks for the laugh though!" The above quote is a recent attempt to shame me for suggesting that a new mom contact her pediatrician to treat her baby's eye infection. Yes, ladies, you interpreted … [Read more...] about Should I Use Breast Milk to Treat an Eye Infection?
"First of all, a mom who can’t stop smoking should breastfeed." No, this isn't a joke or sarcastic remark. This is an actual quote from the "Breastfeeding and Cigarette Smoking" page on KellyMom.com. And it's just one (of MANY) reasons that women should stop trusting KellyMom as a valid resource for breastfeeding. I don't know why what I'm about to say is a … [Read more...] about KellyMom Strikes Again: Smoking and Breastfeeding