Check out this article in this month’s Atlantic about screens and the effect they have on parenting.
“. . . emerging research suggests that a key problem remains underappreciated. It involves kids’ development, but it’s probably not what you think. More than screen-obsessed young children, we should be concerned about tuned-out parents.”
Photo from Atlantic article
Parents are encouraged to “do tummy time” with their infants. But what is it? How do you do it? Below you’ll find a link on one method for getting baby into, out of, and enjoying tummy time. If you have questions, feel free to contact our office Lactation Consultant, Amity. She has attended a TummyTime! method workshop and will happily walk you through the process.
State health officials are struggling to contain a measles outbreak that has sickened mostly Somali-American children. The vaccination rate is low in this tight community that’s worried about autism.
Source: Unfounded Autism Fears Are Fueling Minnesota’s Measles Outbreak
Additional Reading: The Verge, CNN
Smokers expose their families to increased levels of nicotine and chemical residue left behind from cigarettes known as “thirdhand smoke.”
Source: A new worry for smokers’ families: ‘thirdhand smoke’
Here’s why natural breastfeeding allows you to use the behaviors built in by Mother Nature to help you successfully feed and nurture your newborn.
Source: Many Moms May Have Been Taught to Breastfeed Incorrectly: Surprising New Research – Mothering
“But only recently did we discover that listening to language benefits more than language acquisition alone. It also boosts infants’ cognition.”
Read more on how language influences your baby: aeon.com
Did you know that lactation consultant Amity Rajappa is in our Sacramento office 3 mornings a week to help with breastfeeding?
Need an appointment or have questions? Just call the main office number 916.924.9337.
Here is a link to the question about, when can I fly with my baby. We get asked this question a lot and here is a good answer for you.
The Mothers’ Milk Bank in San Jose makes donating your extra breastmilk fast, easy, and free!
After a quick prescreening interview, you’ll be sent a questionnaire and free blood test information. Once you’ve been approved they will send you the packing materials so you can send in your milk for FREE!
Source: Mothers’ Milk Bank is a human breast milk bank in San Jose, CA
1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression; you are not alone.
Postpartum Support International is dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Please visit their web page for more information.
Source: Home | Postpartum Support – PSI