Three years ago, I gave birth to my 3rd child. I was determined to exclusively breastfeed from day 1 but never imagined that I’d still be breastfeeding to this day. Many people keep on asking why I still breastfeed a 3-year-old, wonder about my milk supply, and question the … [Read more...] about Extended breastfeeding: How long is too long to breastfeed?
Nursing & Weaning
When I became a mom, I received tons of advice on how important it is to breastfeed. My physician, parents, and close friends constantly reminded me of the significant role that breastmilk plays in an infant’s development. What no one told me, though, was how challenging it … [Read more...] about Stopping breastfeeding: What to expect
My friend recently had her second baby, which inevitably had us talking about the things everyone talks about when there's a new arrival. How is the baby sleeping? How did the birth go? Are you breastfeeding or formula feeding? Opinions vary wildly on issues related to babies, … [Read more...] about “Breast is best” vs. “Fed is best”: Addressing the social pressure to breastfeed
Children younger than five years are at an increased risk for foodborne illness and related health complications because their immune systems are still developing. Youncg children with developing immune systems cannot fight off infections as well as adults can. In addition, young … [Read more...] about Food safety tips for new moms
When my oldest was 4 months old, I eagerly purchased baby cereal, prepared it, and spoon-fed him his first “solid” food. I remember his eyes bulging and his legs kicking with excitement over the new taste. From there, we moved to puffs and purées. However, as the jarred baby food … [Read more...] about Simple & Safe Baby-Led Weaning: How to Integrate Foods, Master Portion Sizes, and Identify Allergies: Book Review