Those who know me know that while I love my toddler, I am not a fan of mainstream "mommy" culture. I don't like my home to look like the inside of a daycare, and I'm not into dressing like a frumpy cupcake. So, when I began my search for a baby carrier/baby sling for my soon to arrive newborn, it wasn't long before I became frustrated with the limited pink, flower-patterned … [Read more...] about How to Pick the Best Baby Sling for Nursing
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!)
"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?
Once again, I feel as though I have to apologize for what I'm about to say. But it has to be said. And it's the truth. Your pre-pregnancy body? It died. The sooner you grow up and grieve the loss of the old you, the better. Because all the diets and sweat sessions won't change the fact that your body is different now. As women, we've never really been comfortable with our … [Read more...] about Postpartum Weight Loss: You Just Have to Get Over It