The Big Letdown by Kimberly Seals Allers is a book available through the Museum of Motherhood Library.
By Dee Merrit Mothers are warriors. If you look back on the history of birth in the U.S., 95% of infants were born at home with midwives. Promptly after birth, the child was placed on the mothers’ breast to nurse. Today, many women seem to doubt their ability to give birth naturally and breastfeed. OftenContinue reading “A Mothers’ Breastfeeding Struggles Are Not Her Fault – Blame Society”
By Deann Shaffner It can be very frustrating for parents to hear from a dentist, that breastfeeding at night, or night-nursing, caused your child to have cavities. The health benefits of breastfeeding are widely promoted, but information that it might cause cavities isn’t forthcoming. That’s probably because it is may not be true. It canContinue reading “Why Don’t IBCLCs And Dentists agree?”
By Deann Shaffner According to the CDC among the infants born in the United States, 83.8% start to breastfeed and by 12 months the amount of breastfed babies is down to 36.2%. “A more recent study that used costs adjusted to 2007 dollars and evaluated costs associated with additional illnesses and diseases (sudden infant deathContinue reading “How Income and Insurance Can Affect Breastfeeding Support For New Mothers”
By Deann Shaffner As a mother and La Leche League leader, I often hear stories from other mothers about their breastfeeding experience. The experiences they relay are often from their first few weeks after giving birth. Though every mother’s story is different, I have noticed an underlying issue many seem to face. I realize thatContinue reading “Breastfeeding Education Might Not Be What You Think It Is”
Op-ed, Martha Joy Rose May 13, 2019 Despite headlines and discourse, the most unchanging thing about motherhood is how much it doesn’t change. While parenting narratives in the public arena are more visible than ever, while books on mothers and mothering are written and published at a dizzying pace (see Demeter Press among others), andContinue reading “TRACKING THE COURSE OF MUTINY AGAINST THE TYRANNY”