"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
Although I'm sure I've already hit a nerve in some of you, allow me to explain my title. Women seek advice from other women, mostly on the mommy message boards of the Internet. Most of the time, the suggestions, advice, and support is wonderful. But when it comes to feeding your baby, the help is not. KellyMom is passed around as an authority on breastfeeding. The KellyMom … [Read more...] about Why KellyMom, Lactation Consultants, and the Mommy Boards are Not Valid Resources