| Jun 18, 2012
| 11:24 AM
"It was one of the worst experiences of my life. It was so painful I'd throw up," says MaryDawn Carrier, cradling 4-month-old Bella while describing her attempts to breastfeed her two older children. She's sitting in a circle of two dozen nursing...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 6:29 PM
(Reuters) - Babies were less likely to get the itchy skin rash eczema when their mothers took probiotics during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, according to a study from Finland.
Researchers said it's possible that probiotics - which are thought to...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Breastfeeding Mamas, a mother-to-mother support group, gives its members the following information to help them breastfeed successfully:
• Breastfeed newborns as soon as possible after birth.
• Breastfeed often to help establish and maintain...
| May 1, 2012
| 10:12 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research suggests that starting breast cancer screening at age 40 might be worthwhile for some women who have a higher-than-average risk of the disease, for example because their mother had cancer.
Researchers and cancer...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:40 PM
The Washington state woman who orchestrated controversial photos of military moms breast-feeding their kids in uniform was fired from her civilian job as an X-ray technician and the women in the picture have been reprimanded, she said.
Crystal Scott, the...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 4:57 PM
I'm surprised more dads aren't as peeved as Dave Taylor.
He's a single father in a mother's world.
"Mothers are these extraordinary, selfless, mythic women," said Taylor, a father of three and author of the blog GoFatherhood. "Meanwhile, those dads...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 1:05 AM
It looks like the Sleep Wars have begun.
Several weeks ago, in a column on attachment parenting, I wrote, "James J. McKenna, director of the Mother-Baby Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, says that he has yet to find any benefit to...
| May 3, 2012
| 11:59 AM
When Megan Brooks looks into the eyes of her 4 month old son Jacob she sees nothing but love--mixed in with a few sleepless nights.
"It's just exhausting,” Megan said. “Especially being a new mom and working mom."
Megan likes her morning cup...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 6:19 PM
Pediatricians and researchers have long recommended crib sleep as the safest infant sleeping arrangement to prevent sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.
But University of Notre Dame anthropology professor James McKenna says he has uncovered...
| May 4, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Shower Your Baby with Good Health event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Robinwood Professional Center, Newman Auditorium, Suite 142, 11110 Medical Campus Road, east of Hagerstown.
The free event will include information on topics such...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 2:05 PM
One of the first choices a new mother will have to make is whether to breastfeed or bottle-feed her baby. Several medical organizations and child wellness groups stand by breastmilk as the best option for baby. But why is it superior over formula?...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:18 PM