Birthy Weekend Links

This week, featuring breastfeeding: Why Delay Solids? ~KellyMom.com The Benefits of Breastfeeding and the Dangers of Formula: Two Sides of the Same Coin ~House Calls 5 Cool Things No One Ever Told You About Nighttime Breastfeeding ~Breastfeed Chicago

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Book Review: “The Vaccine Book” by Dr. Robert W. Sears

First of all: You have to know something about this book. It is not pro-vaccine. It is not anti-vaccine. It is pro-informed-consent for parents. It’s about information, not influence. Okay. Keep reading. I thought this book was the most informative look at vaccines I have ever seen. So much “information” is so heavily biased, and…

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Super Power Sight (a Guest Post)

By: Jackie Miller: She is my husband’s aunt and my long-time friend. Along with her sisters, she raised up a generation of loving mothers and fathers. She and her sisters shared nursing duties when their kids were little, some had home births, some did not. Each of them supported and provided a loving “village” to…

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Learn From My Mistakes

Every mom would be wise to try and learn from the mistakes of others. This is the story of my biggest one. I did the CIO thing with my oldest. I “flexibly scheduled” his feedings. If he was crying, and I noted that he was dry, clean, full, and well-rested, I let him cry. Sometimes,…

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A Really Inconvenient Truth

This weekend, instead of sharing links, I want to share a quote I came across that really hit home for me this week. It’s one I had to learn as a young mother, though I couldn’t have put it so beautifully. It is something I am trying to teach other young mothers when they ask…

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“Just Doing My Job”

After having all four of my babies out-of-hospital (one at a birth center, the rest at home), and seeing how much respect was given to my babies, I have a hard time believing the above statement I have heard from so many baby nurses. Baby nurses who have such a sweet demeanor, and genuinely believe…

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Breastfeeding & Jaundice

Today I read a post on my CAPPA Yahoo group from a gal who just had a baby a little over 3 weeks ago who has come down with “breastmilk jaundice”. Now, I have absolutely no personal experience with this common occurance myself, but I’m sure that some of you (my millions of readers, that…

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