Study: The Longer a Mother Breastfeeds, The More Sensitive She is Toward Her Child Later in Life

November 13, 2017 at 7:39 pm

Hormones produced during breastfeeding make mothers more caring and sensitive. Study shows duration of breastfeeding predicts mother’s sensitivity toward child later in life.

Science has already proven a long list of benefits of breastfeeding — higher IQ, better communication skills and long-term protection against disease and obesity for baby, and lower risk of ovarian cancer, breast cancer and postpardum depression for mother.

Mother Doesn’t Know Best, Baby Does

September 17, 2017 at 8:42 pm





I like the sentiment behind the old saying “mother knows best.” I often see it used to encourage a mother to go with her gut when doctors, the media or authoritarian relatives are trying to convince her to do otherwise.

But more and more I see the phrase tossed around to console women who are reluctantly acting against their gut to keep up with the pressures of modern life — putting infants in daycare centers 45+ hours a week, letting them “cry it out” in cribs, or weaning before their ready.

The Natural Age of Weaning

August 23, 2017 at 8:25 pm





Mothers today are bombarded with all kinds of conflicting advice on how long they should breastfeed. Some are told it’s “gross” or “weird” to nurse beyond six or 12 months. Some consider nursing a 2 or 3-year-old to be “extended” breastfeeding.