The emoji lexicon is one that continues to grow month after month, year after year. Once little more than a collection of smiley faces and a few symbols, now the emojipedia is set to grow bigger and more inclusive, and the emoji-powers-that-be at Unicode seem to have their finger on the pulse of the world’s
[vc_column_slab_text]Can food protein induced allergy happens to exclusively breastfed infants? The answer is yes, according to Dr. Eyla Boies (MD, FABM, FAAP), a clinical professor of pediatrics at UCSD. Many confuse allergy with Tolerance. There is a difference. A true food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body.
Recently in Georgia, a mom claimed deputy threatened to arrest her for being “offensive” by breastfeeding in a grocery store. On Sunday, Savvy Shukla took to Facebook after a trip to Piggly Wiggly, a local grocery store in Muskogee County, Georgia, where the deputy told her she needed to cover up because someone might find
A doula is a new mom’s BFF—breastfeeding friend. Why and how? Breastfeeding consultant and doula Leilani Wilde shared her insights at a recent San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition general meeting. A doula is a woman experienced in birth and/or postpartum care who provides emotional, physical, and informational support to the mother before, during, and after
When my son was born, I knew I wanted to at least try to nurse him. Although my mom did not breastfeed me—I was born in the era of “formula is best”—, it had been drilled into my head repeatedly throughout my pregnancy that “breast is best.” That is the message apparently being resonating with
“Sleep like a baby” is a common expression, but what does it really mean? According to Dr. James McKenna, an anthropology professor at University of Notre Dame and a world-recognized behavioral sleep expert, it means baby sleeps near the mother with frequent breastmilk delivery. Then why parents in today’s industrialized world often believe that that
What can a lactation consultant learn from the dairy industry? According to Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA, the dairy industry can provide a different prospect of milk production and help healthcare professionals decipher the lactation curve. The concept of a lactation curve is well known in the dairy industry, but not in the human lactation
Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact (It’s for Dads, Too!) The other night before bedtime story, my three-year-old pulled up his pajamas, put his stuffed piggy on his chest, claiming, “I’m breastfeeding Piggy!” “Oh that’s sweet!” I said, “But I’m not sure if you can do that—boys don’t have milk.’ “I’m a big MAN!” He corrected me.
When my son was two months old and I was breastfeeding, everybody told me, “that’s great. Breast is the best.” When my son turned two years old and I was still breastfeeding, everybody told me, “your child is too old to be breastfed.” Breastfeed a baby beyond age one is known as extended breastfeeding. The
Maternal diet in pregnancy is super important—it can affect three generations: the mother, the baby, and the reproductive cells in the fetus. To help her colleagues better understand maternal nutrition and perinatal outcomes, Dr. Mary Barger (MPH, CNM), associate professor at University of San Diego, talked about healthy eating in pregnancy at a recent SDCBC