Traveling with a Baby for the Holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas are a busy time for families. Add a newborn to that picture and they can be even more hectic. Mom needs time to stay home and recover with a new baby but that can be difficult during the holidays. Making the rounds to the relatives can be exhausting for mom and exposes baby to the germs of the cold and flu season. So what is mom to do? Here are some suggestions for you. If you have a premature infant, the best advice is to keep that baby at home and limit visitors t...
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Many Moms May Have Been Taught to Breastfeed Incorrectly: Surprising New Research

This article from Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA was featured in Holistic Parenting magazine, Issue 9 (May/June 2015).  Nancy is a wealth of knowledge and a light to many breastfeeding mothers! During the more than 30 years I’ve been helping breastfeeding families, it’s been thrilling to see the rise in U.S. breastfeeding rates. In the early 1980s, only about 50% of American women breastfed even once. Now nearly 80% of new mothers breastfeed. But this picture is still far from rosy. The ...
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Breastfeeding Study

According to the Wall Street Journal, infant formula in the US is a $5 billion market, and spending on advertising climbed 70% from 2009 to 2013. An excerpt from a new article summarizes the backlash of a recent breastfeeding study that found breastfed babies generally have higher IQs than those were not. Rather than minimize breastfeeding, we need to direct our attention to the obstacles that prevent women from achieving their own breastfeeding goals. Our problem is not the evidence that ...
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