I wrote last year about a new study that aimed to see if mothers in deprived areas could be encouraged to breastfeed by giving them shopping vouchers if they did. I promised to report back when the results emerged and a few are to be presented soon at a scientific meeting organised by the medical… Continue reading Paying Women To Breast Feed – Update And Early Results
I’ve got a(nother) stinking cold. On the plus side this means I can make use of the greatest of the working Mum benefits – I’ve called in sick and am home alone with a Lemsip! Yay! (sort of yay). I would go back to bed at this point but there are several tons of machinery… Continue reading Boob Hacking and Baby Wearing Warriors
I wasn’t going to write about this as so very much has already been said about it in the media and on other blogs. But a couple of people have asked me what I think and I haven’t seen much coverage of the science behind it all, so I’m going to bash out a quick… Continue reading That Story – Paying Women to Breastfeed, A scientific Perspective
In my recent C-section related posts I’ve been moaning a lot about the lack of references and evidence for a lot of the claims that people make. It annoys me, a lot. But what really winds me up is self appointed “experts” who link to “scientific proof” that’s nothing of the sort.Pregnancy, birth and parenting… Continue reading Evidence – Part 1, The WHO Says It’s True
Oh there is going to be a LOT on the blogosphere about this one! The latest edition of the American TIME magazine features on the cover a model-esque young women, posed in jeans and a vest top, staring intently into the camera, with her pre-school child standing on a chair, leaning into her and breastfeeding.… Continue reading Are you Mom enough?