An illustruation depicting a mother breastfeeding her child artificially with the device of Dr. Auvard : inset, the device of Dr Bailly.
From the late 1800s.
Do you remember the 5-year-old that was suspended from school for having a mohawk? A similar situation is happening to another family in the US.
An Oklahoma father was told repeatedly by school officials of his 7-year-old daughter, Tiana’s charter school, that he would have to change her hair style because dreadlocks are seen as “unacceptable” and “distracting”.
Tiana’s father, Terrance Parker, happens to be a barber and took offense to the accusations of his child not looking presentable for … Keep Reading!!!
On Saturday (September 7) I will be speaking at the Natural and Holistic Baby Expo (NAHBE) in Long Beach with Dr. Jay Gordon.
The expo will be featuring:
A sharecropper mother teaching children numbers and the alphabet in her Louisiana home.
Photo taken in January 1939.… Keep Reading!!!
We often speak about child labor as if it was a dark part of our US history in the early 20th century, but it is important to know this is still happening today.
The video below gives one heartbreaking example.
(Off topic: watch beginning of video for this – “You can put blueberries in almost anything that women cook.” – I guess you cannot put blueberries in almost anything men cook… )
And here is what early 20th … Keep Reading!!!
The mothers pictured above are twin sisters, Eileen Moon, left, and Kathleen Robie, right. Eileen Moon’s daughter was born on March 29, 1939, and Kathleen Robie’s daughter was born on April 1, 1939. In July, 1937,Kathleen Robie gave birth to a girl and a few hours later Eileen Moon’s baby, a boy, was born.
The worst experience for me was missing my mother and the feeling that you are completely alone… and that was the most difficult.
Lydia Maksymowicz, a child Survivor of Auschwitz explains what life was like in the concentration camp.
One of the most heartbreaking moments in her retelling of her story was the mention of the pregnant women who gave birth to their babies; they were immediately taken from their mothers and either drowned or given a … Keep Reading!!!
There are babies currently being born in Syrian refugee camps, as the mothers worry about bombs, bullets, and lack of food and medicine.
This is a video of a four-year-old boy starving to death in Damascus as the war continues on in the city:
The boy did not survive.
The group took video of the tragic image of the boy lying in the mortuary:
Many locals … Keep Reading!!!
Aram and Samuel were playing cops and robbers awhile back. I asked who was the cop and who was the robber and Samuel laughed and replied he was the robber he then added,
“Only brown guys go to jail.”
“Where did you hear that?”
“I just know…”
“Well, that isn’t true, but have you seen something that would make you think this?”
“Whenever police officers have guys in handcuffs, they are brown.”
(We had driven passed quite a few … Keep Reading!!!
According to Dr. David Samadi women should be paying more for health insurance.
Why? We have breasts…
Oh yeah, and we are the ones gestating human babies, and are solely responsible for the perpetuation of our species.
But wait, don’t we also earn less wages than our male counterparts?
So… we make less money, but we should pay more and should be discriminated against for going to … Keep Reading!!!
My favorite of all the Ancient Egyptian deities is Bes.
He began as protector of the pharaoh, but gained popularity when he started to be known as protector of households, but specifically of mothers and children and childbirth.
A common depiction of Bes is where he is pictured protecting a young Horus.
If a baby laughed for no reason, the explanation of the time was that Bes was shaking his rattle, or making funny faces to make them laugh.
As … Keep Reading!!!
Before I found out I was pregnant, I had no real interest in any of the parenting culture or ideas, including breastfeeding. I read the Time Magazine cover with Jamie Grumet in sort of a combination of mocking and detachment. When I found out I was pregnant, I read the basics of parenting, but that Time article kept sticking in my head, so I Googled it, and was transported into a completely different parenting structure.
One of my first decisions … Keep Reading!!!