Relax on your pristine white couch and enjoy these realistic depictions of motherhood
Everyone knows new mothers are ex-hib-ition-ists Taking every chance they get to ruin your day with tits...
Possibly NSFW. No real nudity but two women and a chorus sing the word 'tits'.
The Netherlands has of course long been a hub in the international illegal drugs trade, but the white powder currently being exported to China on such a scale that it leads to local shortages is not quite the powder you're thinking of: infant milk formula
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While mothers breastfeeding their babies goes in and out of fashion over the ages, so to does another facet of breastfeeding – wet nurses
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During his tenure as Mayor of New York City, "public health autocrat
" Michael Bloomberg has attempted
to regulate trans fats
and sugar-filled sodas
. Now, he has a fresh target: moms who don't breastfeed. Beginning September 3, NYC hospitals participating in a new, voluntary program: Latch-On NYC
-pdf-), will make formula less accessible, to encourage moms of newborns to breastfeed instead of using formula
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Is breastfeeding while using marijuana child abuse?
The (warning: graphic) audio recording
of Daisy Bram's pleas to police taking her (15-month- and 4-week-old) children away from her likely affected Butte County
, California (Chico) voters' decision
to soundly reject Measure A
, a proposed new law to restrict marijuana cultivation. Today
, Bram faces charges of felony child abuse and misdemeanor child endangerment
while using cannabis
You've (Not) Come a Long Way, Baby:
Why feminism and lactivism make such a dysfunctional couple
Meet Bebe Gloton
, the Breastfeeding Doll who's coming to America. The NY Times opines
, Facebook users can't agree on whether it's good
, but what does God
You have all the best information
and you have your personal breastfeeding goals
, but somehow it just doesn't work out for you.
You've been booby trapped
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Saudi Clerics Advocate Adult Breast Feeding
to circumvent the hanbali law
in Saudi Arabia enforcing strict segregation of the sexes. There is some confusion between the clerics regarding whether women should pump or allow adult men to suckle directly from the breast. Such fatwas emanating from Saudi Arabia provide insight into the mentality
of the powerful clergy that has been instrumental in spreading Wahhabi thought
the Muslim world.
It may increase schadenfreude.
It's an assistant to abortifacients and it's produced by stimulating the nipples. Got a clogged lizard? Your mom used it to turn off your brain for your own good
. In women, it peaks at orgasm, but in men, it might be elevated throughout sex without peaking
. And what do you mean "social" monogamy!?
Is it the love 'em and leave 'em hormone?? Well, it's NOT Vasopressin For Her, contrary to what some people think
Is it an impedance to feminism
? Could it be the key to treating Autism
? Ism... ism... jism? YEP. It's in the jism
! Its synthesis was the end of A Trail of Sulfa Research
, and its master was awarded the Nobel Prize
. (Chemistry, not Peace.) You can scent your loveletters with it
, but sorry, peaches... you can't huff a good cuddle, but you might like to huff while you cuddle. Previously.
has a variety of health benefits
for both the mother and the infant. The World Heath Organization has a global strategy
to encourage it, and Salma Hayek famously breastfed a baby in Africa.
When mothers New York City have trouble with this sometimes difficult task, they bring in Frenda Rosenfeld,
a certified lactation consultant.
Breastfeeding in Mongolia
The author describes the ubiquity of breastfeeding and breast milk in Mongolia, and her experience over a three-year period of breastfeeding her infant in Mongolia and in the West.
If Breast is Best, Why Are Women Bottling Their Milk?
Jill Lepore's article in the New Yorker explores the rise in the popularity of breast pumps
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A NEW FACEBOOK CONTROVERSY
A NEW FACEBOOK CONTROVERSY has developed, this time over photos of women breastfeeding their babies.
But Facebook is standing firm.
The protesters have also formed a Facebook group, of course, Hey Facebook, Breastfeeding Is Not Obscene.
It's not the first controversy at the social networking site and this blog
documents activities, rumors and news about Facebook. [more inside]
Back in May, an Egyptian professor found a loophole
to allow an unmarried female to be alone in the presence of a man. All she has to do is breastfeed him 5 times. Radā
is a technical term from Islamic jurisprudence meaning "the suckling which produces the legal impediment to marriage of foster-kinship". Now the good people over at Haase & Martin
have come up with their own way to get under that burka.
"I am on a near-daily treasure hunt of sorts. I scour our American past to help understand modern breastfeeding..." The Black Breastfeeding Blog
, with photographs and history.
Government vs. Blogger
who has a breastfeeding blog
tries to raise some money for the Mothers' Milk Bank of Ohio
by selling a t-shirt
containing a slogan that the National Pork Board
finds to be an infringement of their trademark
. Chaos ensues.
Mums give it their breast shot. Australia held the record
, the USA took it off them
, lost it back to Australia
, who still hold it, despite recent attempts by in New Zealand
and the USA
to better the mark.
When did simultaneous breastfeeding get so competitive?
"David could do it simply through suggestion. He began telling himself that he would lactate, and within a week, one of his breasts swelled up and milk began dripping out." (SFW, but not for my sense of genetic order)
Breastfeeding while driving
seemed like a good idea to Catherine Donkers, but now she is (thankfully) on trial for it. Since she's a member of a weird cult
that believes the Bible should be the law of land, this should be entertaining. Presumably, they can just keep appealing for a few years until the crazies run the country.
The Worst Committee Charge Ever
A rather interesting Story from Normal, Indiana, where after an "animated" 1 1/2-hour
meeting Wednesday, the Normal library board voted 5-1 to form a committee to
develop suggestions in the wake of a dispute over a board member
breast-feeding her toddler at the library during story time.
They say about two dozen people were in the audience, some passionately
explaining the importance of breast-feeding, including in public, and it gets waaay funnier.
And, no, I am not making this up.
Breast-feeding increases babies' IQ
by 3-5 points, compared to the babies fed with formula. This is probably for two reasons: better nutrition and maternal bonding. Premature babies receive the greatest benefits.
to 16 Dominicans lost a sea when their compass broke while trying to sail to Puerto Rico? They were saved by the gift of Faustina Mercedes breasts. Eight men and seven women took turns suckling for just a few seconds each day. Now know as a the "Little Angel of the Sea", Mercedes and the 17 others were safely returned to the Dominican Republic after 12 days.
6 year-old boy in foster care because his mother insists on breastfeeding him.
"It's an offense to me that my child has been in foster care for over 120 days because [the state] decided it didn't believe in my parenting philosophy," said the unidentified mother.