The Harvard Health Blog recently reviewed a study on alcohol and pregnancy. Although Dr. Howard LeWine admitted that the "medical evidence supporting strict abstinence [of alcohol is] not very strong," at no point in the article did the Harvard Health Blog condone drinking during pregnancy. In fact, Dr. LeWine went on to write, "Since it’s not clear how much … [Read more...] about 11 Thoughts on Alcohol During Pregnancy
FACT: You are 80 times more likely to get sick from chicken than raw fish. Read on for more information about sushi during pregnancy When I was pregnant with Clark, I abstained from sushi. It was probably - no, definitely - the hardest part of my pregnancy. Sushi is my absolute favorite food. Despite doing a ton of research on sushi during pregnancy, I was too scared to … [Read more...] about Is It Okay To Eat Sushi During Pregnancy?
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
This morning, Brian (my husband) had to leave early for class. I must admit, I've gotten very comfortable with Brian being home 24/7, but the paternity-leave-fantasy-world I've been living in has come to an end. Boo. So, without any pumped milk, in a panic to feed a fussy baby, I grabbed some ready-made formula from the fridge, poured it into a bottle, and fed it to … [Read more...] about The Mayo Clinic Said It’s Okay