• Breastfeeding After a Cesarean

    Mothers who have eagerly anticipated a vaginal birth may feel disappointed and inadequate because their expectations haven't been met, and they may even be afraid that because they "failed" at giving birth, they may also "fail" at breastfeeding.

  • When Breastfeeding Doesn't Work Out

    There are very few medical problems that prevent a mother from breastfeeding her baby. There are some situations where nursing must be temporarily interrupted, but if you maintain your milk supply by pumping, you can almost always resume breastfeeding when the medical problem is resolved.

  • Baby's First Cereal: Make it from Scratch

    By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers

    Rice is easily digested and has low allergen aspects, so it is commonly recommended as the first food you introduce to your baby. Many of the recipes for making baby cereals are time consuming, but with the use of the freezer and a blender, homemade rice cereal is simple and convenient.

    This recipe is perfect for infants, but by adding a few "extras" it will tempt the taste buds of kids and adults.


      3 cups of brown rice, cooked according to package directions

  • Permission To Grieve

    It has almost been three years since the day we lost you, and still, not a day goes by without a thought of you, a wish that you were here, with me, on earth. I never stop wondering what you would have been like, what you would have looked like. I know your brothers would have loved you...

  • Sugar and Children's Diet, Part 2

    In the second of a two part column, we will review the effects of sugar on your child's body and make suggestions to reduce daily sugar intake.

  • How and When to Encourage Your Child to Speak Up

    The most effective way for children to learn when and how to speak up is for you to teach them. If you want children to learn to use their voice in appropriate ways at appropriate times, you have to help them.

  • Fear of Failure: A Childhood Epidemic

    Fear of failure causes children to experience debilitating anxiety before they take a test, compete in a sport, or perform in a recital. It causes them to give less than their best effort, not take risks, and, ultimately, never achieve complete success.

  • The Plea of a ''Preggo''

    Have you ever noticed that a pregnant woman's body somehow becomes the subject of many comments, descriptions, insults, and various other acknowledgments?

  • Managing Your Energy After Childbirth

    Unfortunately, fatigue is part of the postnatal period. Although sleep deprivation is almost inevitable, utter exhaustion is avoidable. Here are a few tips and recommendations on how to manage your energy levels in the weeks and months after childbirth.

  • Relactation and Adoptive Nursing

    Relactation is the process of rebuilding your milk supply once you have started nursing and then stopped for a period of weeks or months. Induced lactation is the process of building a milk supply in a mother who has either never nursed a baby, or who has nursed years before.