Breastfeeding is…

…those who navigate the uncertainties involved in early stages of breastfeeding are very likely to come to a place of contentment, simplicity, relaxed feelings about breastfeeding and the holistic health benefits that it promises.

National Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Newborn Screening: A Few Drops of Blood Can Save a Baby’s Life First Written For News-Herald Media September is National Newborn Screening Awareness Month, and 2013 is the 50th anniversary of newborn screening nationally. The first newborn screening test was for PKU. Wisconsin began testing for PKU in 1965. MADISON — Welcoming a new baby … Continue reading National Newborn Screening Awareness Month

Routine Newborn Appointments May Undermine Breast Feeding

Upon discharge from birth facilities new parents are asked to bring their newborn into a pediatrician’s office several times in the first week postpartum. Bringing the newborn to a medical facility requires the postpartum mother to attend to social standards that are not helpful to the establishment of good breastfeeding technique. Getting dressed in “out … Continue reading Routine Newborn Appointments May Undermine Breast Feeding

Bold for the cause…

“My goal is to be bold for the cause of home birth and natural childbirth. We live in unusual times with the national cesarean rate above 30%; certain doctors’ and hospital rates have soared beyond 50%. More than ninety percent of American births include drugs, I.V.’s, pulling babies out with instruments of great force and other invasive … Continue reading Bold for the cause…