Helping parents nurture healthy babies

After several years of writing these blogs, one thing is clear:  whether women want to breastfeed, or whether they choose formula, everyone just...
Whether your breastfeeding or using formula there can be challenges.  Sometimes it's hard to read the signs.  So, below are some tips for...
We're right around the corner of change when it comes to our insurance, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Many people will switch to the...
My name is Chantal Saville and I am a formula feeder – by choice. I can imagine the audible gasps. Yes, I am coming out of the closet, throwing down the bottle and burning my breast pump. My daughter was born 20 months ago after four years of hope, anticipation and two miscarriages. I would say she was one of the most wanted children on Earth, but I’m sure many parents would claim this title for their own, so I will only say that she was the most wanted child in our household. My husband and I run a small monthly community newspaper from...
I've been thinking about how political parenting has become not just in the public forum of political correctness but also, within the halls of legislatures around the country.  Under what circumstances is it ok, for legislators to step in when it comes to parenting choices, and when shouldn't they?  And, does political correctness go too far so that it ends up being damaging?  There's no simple answer and I'm sure many will disagree with my conclusions.I'll tackle question one, first.  Is it ever ok to legislate parenting...
Ninety-eight percent of mothers surveyed say, "It should be my decision how I choose to feed my baby." WASHINGTON (January 24, 2013) –Mothers want to continue making their own infant feeding decisions, and they want unrestricted access to infant feeding information, according to a recent national survey. The new survey also shows that mothers in the United States do not agree with hospital or government policies that limit access to educational information on infant formula and samples during their hospital stay. The nationally...
This Week's Question

Did you enjoy breastfeeding?