Links Worth Having – LactMed

Posted · Add Comment Drugs and Lactation Databse The LactMed® database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where […]

Stepmom (1988)

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Stepmom the movie SS: You know Ben was born in two hours, went straight to the breast and camped there for the next four days, always with this mischevious look on his face, like he had a secret or something. And his blanket, always looked like a cape, even the nurses said so. He loves […]

A Visit to Sarasota’s Ringling Museum

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A few years ago, I saw these artworks at Sarasota, Florida’s Ringing Museum and the Ca’ D’zan. They are not only beautiful, they bring up very graphic messages for the media of “their” time as well as ours. Breastfeeding as an expression of charity and giving, naked and open breastfeeding in a religious figure such […]

Breastfeeding in Children’s Books?

Posted · Add Comment posted a fabulous list of children’s books earlier this year that included breastfeeding. It’s amazing to think that one to two generations of books wiped out all references to breastfeeding and incorporated bottlefeeding to the point where dolls and toys came with bottles GLUED or plastic-molded to the toy! My daughter still hasn’t forgiven […]

What if you opened a library and no one came?

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Welcome to the Birth Library! Have you ever done it? We’ve all done it. Bought books we had every intention of reading. Wanted books we couldn’t find or have easy access to without purchasing. We all live secret lives of knowledge we want but that simply… …sits on shelves, waiting for us. Waiting for our […]