Tag Archives: CDC
A new study making headlines this week suggests that “early limited formula” use actually increases the chances that babies will be exclusively breastfeed later on. This small study enrolled 40 full-term newborns between 24-48 hours old who had lost more … Continue reading
Science You Can Use: How many babies start solids before 4 months, and why? The CDC told us this week.
“My pediatrician told me at our 4 month appointment, ‘if you don’t start her on solids before 6 months, she’ll never learn how to eat!’” “Upon recommendations from WIC and my doctor I tried giving her baby food at four … Continue reading
The CDC’s announcement today of its updated breastfeeding statistics by race contained some especially good news for the “breastfeeding gap” between African American mothers and mothers of other races. First, there is good news across the board. The CDC reports … Continue reading
This post is the 63rd in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Last week a mother in Toronto spoke out after being told that she couldn’t nurse her twins in the … Continue reading
Science You Can Use: “Shoot ‘em while you got ‘em?” New study raises questions about early Depo-Provera shots and breastfeeding problems.
A hot-off-the-press study is raising questions about the effect of early Depo-Provera contraceptive shots and breastfeeding outcomes. For some time I’ve been hearing that mothers – often low income women of color – are being given Depo-Provera shots very early … Continue reading
This is the 45th in a series of posts on Booby Traps,™ made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. We’re often told to be good consumers when it comes to breastfeeding care. Get informed. Read a book. … Continue reading
This is the 44th in a series of posts on Booby Traps,™ made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. You remember that first drive home with your baby, right? When we left the hospital with our first … Continue reading
Science You Can Use: Study says the act of breastfeeding, not the milk, is what protects against obesity.
When it comes to obesity and breastfeeding, here’s what we know: Not breastfeeding increases the risk of childhood obesity (a 32% excess risk, according to the Surgeon General). And here’s what we don’t know: Why and how? Is it something … Continue reading
This post is the 42nd in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Those of you who have experienced one or more of the many barriers to breastfeeding in the U.S. may … Continue reading
This is the 33rd in a series of posts on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. You all know the first rule of real estate, right? Location, location, location. Well, it appears that this … Continue reading