Breastfeeding is associated with improved maternal mental health

Breastfeeding is associated with improved maternal mental health

Scientists from the University of Massachusetts, USA, have recently found that breastfeeding is associated with improved maternal mental health overall. However, difficulties experienced during breastfeeding, or a mismatch between feeding expectation and reality, can negatively impact the mental health outcomes of mothers. The review has recently been published in the Journal of Women’s Health. Background … Read more

Breast Milk and the Microbiome

breast milk microbiome

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that all children be exclusively breastfed from the first hour of their life to a minimum of six months of age. There are many advantages associated with breastfeeding, for both the lactating mother as well as the infant, some of which are related to the microbiome composition of human … Read more

Tell Us How to Get Our Kid to Sleep

It’s topic number one on the mind of every new parent. It overshadows every other question in the parenting universe, beating out how to breastfeed and when the baby should be rolling over. Forget all that. Tell us how to get this kid to sleep. Let’s be honest: We want them to sleep because we want to … Read more

Why Your Newborn Needs a Vitamin K Shot

After your newborn has emerged into the world, you’ll need to decide whether to administer a Vitamin K shot. It may be difficult to think straight after giving birth, much less make big decisions about your baby’s health, so it’s smart to read up on this important shot before you head to the hospital. Here’s something … Read more