I am a student who focuses on child development and parenting in an evolutionary context, so when I decided to become a nanny, I specifically sought out a family that practices evidence-based, “attachment”-style parenting. Since I am not a parent yet myself (suitable bachelors inquire within), I’ve heretofore only “practiced” attachment parenting principles in a peripheral sort of way (wearing my friends babies, etc). I am therefore super excited to finally have the chance to test the scientific … Keep Reading!!!
The Formula Fed Baby
When I was pregnant with my first breastfeeding was a given to me. It just seemed like the normal thing to do and I never considered anything else. I was under the impression that it’s simple – latch baby – end of story. I set up no support system, I didn’t do any research.
At the hospital I was made to feel like I couldn’t do it until the nurse was there to “help” latch baby, … Keep Reading!!!
This is not a post about breast versus bottle. This is not a post that is making any claims about the relative safety or efficacy of infant formula, nor is it a post that has anything to do with mommy wars, emotions, politics, or any other volatile subjects.
This is simply a post for those who find themselves supplementing or exclusively using infant formula, for whatever reason, not that your reason is any of my darn business.… Keep Reading!!!
I vaguely remember meeting Aram for the first time.
He was three days old and they wheeled me into the NICU. One of the nurses rolled me up to a little plastic container holding him.
I went to peek in but before I could see him another nurse stopped me. “I’m sorry, I just need to check your ID bracelet and make sure it matches the baby’s. I know, you’re thinking ‘but I know my own baby!’ I’m sorry, it’s … Keep Reading!!!
I found this photo of myself as a child yesterday:
My first thought: “That is a massive scrunchy.” My second thought: “I’m bottle feeding my baby doll.”
Perhaps to retaliate from our anti-breastfeeding culture many women decide to become anti-bottle feeding as a response.
I have friends who will not allow their children to have dolls that come with bottles. They will throw away the bottle that comes with the doll, and some have even purchased the “The Breast Milk … Keep Reading!!!