On a long plane flight recently, I started talking with the man next to me. He and his wife were expecting their first baby – due in just 3 months – and he was excited to get home to her. She was enjoying pregnancy and preparing for life with a baby.
He turned to me after describing all this and said earnestly: “What do I need to know?" READ MORE
When other moms in a mother’s support group recently told my friend her use of formula to supplement her breast milk was like “feeding him fast food when you should be feeding organic,” I was shocked. Maybe I shouldn’t have been – because parents receive unsolicited advice and criticism from all sides. READ MORE
Recently, a couple came to see me for their first baby’s 2-week checkup. They were happy and tired. The baby was beautiful and gaining weight well. The mom reported that breastfeeding was going well – her milk was in, nipples did not hurt, and the baby seemed to have got the hang of feeding just fine! READ MORE
One summer afternoon I was sitting at the foot of my bed, holding my 2-month-old firstborn. We were enjoying one of those peaceful moments of bonding that new parents get after their baby wakes up from a nap, alert and happy. READ MORE