• 10 Bite Prevention Tips for Kids: Rules to Live By

    According to the American Humane Society, dog bites are the number one public health problem for children. With more than 40 percent of all reported dog bites involving children, it is important to teach your children some general safety rules when it comes to dogs.

  • Thoughts On Weaning

    Within a few days, he was taking a cup, and handling solids remarkably well, but the moment I offered him the breast he would start screaming. I pumped milk for a few more days, in the hope that he would decide to go back to nursing once the pain subsided, but the moment had been lost. I no longer had a nursing baby.

  • The Motherhood Club

    by Ann Douglas

    My mom gave me this 'Mother's Journal' when I was pregnant. She wrote something in it for me, but her words just sounded corny to me before Ryan was born. But when I read it after he was born, her message made me cry. She had written 'Welcome to the Club!' It brings tears to my eyes even now.
    - Tracy Moroney, mother of two, Burlington, Ontario

  • Stillbirth: Unexpected Heartbreak

    On October 9, 1996, at 7:30 a.m., I gave birth to a 1 lb. 1 oz baby girl, Laura Ann Douglas. We spent the better part of an hour holding her before it was time to say goodbye. She was perfectly formed from head to toe. The cause of her death was cruelly obvious. There was a knot in her umbilical cord...

  • Raising Smart Consumers

    "Parents need to recognize that they have a responsibility to teach their children to become wise consumers and to realize that their children are, in fact, in fact, being bombarded with advertising messages from a very early age."

  • Positive Self-Image: Preparing for Birth

    A woman who feels good about herself will celebrate the changes that her body experiences during pregnancy, look forward to the challenge of giving birth, and willingly accept the physical and emotional changes of the postpartum period.

  • Positive Self-Image During Pregnancy

    Feeling good about yourself is the key to making the most of the childbearing year. Unfortunately, not all women embark on pregnancy with a healthy self-image. Ann Douglas, author of The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby, shares some insight.

  • Teething and Biting

    Many new mothers tell me that they plan to nurse their babies for six months, or until they get teeth. With the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) now recommending nursing for at least a year, it makes sense to re-examine our ideas about breastfeeding babies with teeth.

  • How Can I Tell If My Newborn Baby Is Getting Enough Milk?

    One of the biggest concerns that new mothers have is wondering if they will have enough milk for their babies. This concern is the most common reason for starting formula supplementation, and also for early weaning. You can be assured that nearly all mothers can produce an adequate milk supply for their infant.

  • Breastfeeding and Birth Control

    For the nursing mother who wants to space her pregnancies, there are many birth control options to choose from. Each method offers advantages and disadvantages.