Breastfeeding can be difficult, even for a seasoned “veteran.” Each nursing experience is unique experience. Each postpartum period has its own set of challenges. Even life can be dramatically different from one baby to the next. Yet, for all those challenges, for all those differences, there may be one special moment – what experts are calling the “golden hour” – that could help ease the stress, frustration, confusion, and difficulty that both mothers and babies may experience while nursing.
A new study published in Tuesday’s issue of JAMA Pediatrics reputes earlier, smaller studies that hinted at an association between serious viral and maternal fever from flu and an increased risk of autism. This newest study examined health records of more than 196,929 children born at Kaiser Permanente facilities in Northern California between 2000 and 2010.
Excited about the impending arrival of their second child, Katie Rice, and Mike Roussin went in for a routine 20-week ultrasound. They learned the gender of their baby – a baby boy – but they also received some very frightening news that day.
A miscarriage affects every woman differently, but the common thread is heartbreak and it can also be devastating for her partner. Unfortunately, miscarriage is more common than people expect, with one in five women experiencing miscarriage in the first three months of pregnancy.
An Arkansas family is counting their blessings tonight after their baby was found alive after being thrown from their vehicle during an accident.
Statistics indicate that some 10 percent of women suffer from endometriosis – a chronic and often painful disorder in which the lining that typically grows inside the uterus (endometrium) grows on the outside of it instead. Symptoms often include chronic abdominal pain and irregular periods, but it can also cause infertility. In fact, some 50 percent of women who need fertility treatments suffer from the condition.
As many families celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday, one mother was making the heartbreaking choice to surrender her newborn to authorities.
Few things are worse than getting sick while you are pregnant because you are so limited to what you can take to get better. While the CDC recommends that pregnant women get a flu shot during any trimester of their pregnancy to protect themselves and their newborn babies from flu, some moms-to-be women are finding this hard to do.
Breastfeeding is also recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). But does any of this make the choice to breastfeed a superior one? More importantly, do breastfeeding mothers have the right to make formula feeding mothers feel somehow “less than” for not breastfeeding?