The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and there is a feeling of fun in the air. Everyone at this time of year is beginning to think about barbecues and picnics - except for the allergy suffer who is thinking about itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, and the embarrassing constant sneezing.
Over the counter and prescription medications often work well for allergy suffers but although most are safe for breastfeeding moms, some moms feel a decrease in breast milk because allergy medications can dry up secretions. But don’t despair, there are other options available!
Now here’s a concept that would have made my '70s mom spit out her martini: Dads who kvetch about the frustrations and joys of changing diapers, setting up playdates, and the best products to use to clean vomit off a highchair.
What would have amazed her even more: hundreds of these dads gather annually at daddy conferences. The get-togethers are just as glitzy as marketing-to-moms conventions, with the dads’ events sponsored by mammoth brands such as Honda, Dove, Kraft and Huggies.
In a story that raises questions about surrogacy, abortion and parental rights - a Connecticut couple offered the woman acting as their surrogate $10,000 to abort a fetus with health defects... and she refused.
You can read in-depth coverage of the story on CNN, but here's the basic overview:
So, you feel it is time to wean your baby and you are wondering how to approach it. Ask yourself these questions before you make your final decision.
“Is it intuitively correct to stop nursing, or are others influencing me?” Since breastfeed babies eat more often than formula feed babies, nursing women are falsely told that their babies are ‘hungry - lacking the nutrition of formula.’
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