Post by The Stir Bloggers. Almost exactly two years ago, my friend Hava dropped her baby boy Joey off at daycare, and the unthinkable happened. On his fourth day of out of his parent's care, Joey died. Sadly, since then, Hava has become an expert of sorts about SIDS and daycare safety. Show More Summary
A genetic variation affecting the composition of a mother's breast milk could have a lasting impact on the gut health of her child. Researchers report that children aged two to three had lower levels of 'good' intestinal bacteria if their mother's secretor gene was inactive.
Opioid dependence -- which includes dependence on drugs such as heroin -- affects how 'cute' we perceive images of children to be, new research shows. As cuteness can trigger caregiving motivation, this result indicates that the opioid system may have significant effects on our ability to care for others. Show More Summary
Post by Liz Alterman. It seems sometimes a mama just can't win. While watching her infant nephew, who refused to take a bottle, this mom breastfed the baby and then used her sister's pumped milk to feed her own little one. Though this...Show More Summary
Progesterone – a female sex hormone contained in most forms of hormone-based birth control – appears to stave off the worst effects of influenza infection and, in an unexpected finding, help damaged lung cells to heal more quickly, researchers discovered through mouse studies.
Post by Wendy Robinson. Altogether, I've spent roughly a year of my life being the food supply for a small hungry person. Over the course of those months, I learned that when a baby is ready to eat, he or she really doesn't care where...Show More Summary
Features in non-fiction children’s books such as lift-the-flap may hinder toddlers from learning new words, suggests new research.
A national study shows an uneven picture of states' use of Medicaid to help families with young children gain access to mental health services. A large number -- as many as 46 states -- use Medicaid to cover several important mentalShow More Summary
French children born between 1914 and 1916 whose fathers were killed or severely injured during the war lost approximately one year of adult life expectancy, according to new research. The findings further our understanding of the long-term effects of maternal psychological stress on children.
Post by Liz Alterman. Kristen Ward lost her daughter Lily just 34 minutes after she was born. Nearly one year to the day later, she welcomed her second little girl, Harper. Both births were captured by Jordan Burch photography and the...Show More Summary
Post by The Stir Bloggers. I’ve been that person. That person who gets visibly upset when she spots a baby in the airport terminal waiting area. Please don’t let that baby be on my flight, I’ve thought. I’ve even turned around in myShow More Summary
Post by Liz Alterman. Leave it to this outspoken model to point out something most of us have been thinking for years. Breastfeeding mom and model Tess Holliday wants to know why "supportive and cute" nursing bra options for plus-size...Show More Summary
Post by Liz Alterman. Teething is no picnic for babies or their poor parents. The endless crying, the drooling like a litter of Saint Bernards, the sleepless nights -- they all add up to an unpleasant period most of us would like to forget. Show More Summary
Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. Breastfeeding, like many aspects of parenting, is great and rewarding and perfectly natural -- but, also like many aspects of parenting, it's hard and frustrating and sometimes awkward. That's why breastfeeding...Show More Summary
Post by Liz Alterman. Taking a sick child to the hospital is stressful enough without any additional issues arising. For one mom, an already-frightening situation was made that much more traumatic when, she says, hospital staff tookShow More Summary
Post by Liz Alterman. If you're breastfeeding, whether it's the first time or the fifth, it never hurts to have some tips and tricks up your sleeve -- or in your nursing bra, as the case may be. Wouldn't it be great to gather all that priceless info in one place? We've rounded up some of our most-pinned breastfeeding features of all time. Show More Summary
Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. Whether you feed your baby with a bottle all of the time or some of the time (and whether you're filling those bottles with breast milk, formula, or a combination of both), chances are you could use a few...Show More Summary
Post by Liz Alterman. Giving birth is an awe-inspiring, amazing miracle. But to undertake nine months of pregnancy and deliver a child in order make other people into parents is truly a labor of love and a gift. Photographer Genevieve Georget of Fifteen: Fifty-One shot gorgeous images that tell a much larger story in these surrogate birth photos. Show More Summary
Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. As every mother of a toddler knows, it's nearly impossible to get little ones to sit still, even for a meal -- and that goes for breastfeeding, too! In fact, it's so common for tots to fidget like circus...Show More Summary
Post by Wendy Robinson. When both of my children were born, I was totally committed to trying to breastfeed for at least a year. And both times, I developed great nursing relationships with my babies and was a pumping champion... until...Show More Summary