When It Comes to Breastfeeding, We Can’t Handle The Truth

Every single time a new study is published proving that formula feeding costs the lives of mothers and babies, people come from the farthest corners of the internet, flame throwers in tow, to argue with the research. But no amount of denial is going to change the truth. This week the Journal of Pediatrics published some very serious new findings indicating that 911 babies in America die every year from not being breastfed....more

Got breast milk to spare? Human milk banks are in desperate need.

The freezers are nearly empty at a Denver milk bank, which is experiencing its lowest supply ever in the bank's 25-year history. The Mother's Milk Bank at Presbyterian St. Luke's hospital is one of only 10 milk banks in the country that collects breast milk from mothers across the country and delivers it to sick and premature babies. The shortage has been due in part to a rough flu season and an increased need from hospitals and parents seeking breast milk. ...more

The United States Breastfeeding Committee has issued an urgent ...more

China Watch

China really can't help being in the news. It's a huge country and has more people than any other country in the world. The Middle Kingdom has looked inward much of its existence, but is now a major trader. Marco Polo and the Silk Road was the starting point for me in learning about it, beyond the made in China label of the last half century or so. ...more

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Typical North American diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids - fish isn't the only solution

New research from the Child & Family Research Institute has shown that the typical North American diet (think meat and potatoes) is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids. This information is especially important to pregnant and nursing women since the deficiency may pose a risk to infant neurological development. ...more

Hemp milk is a fab dairy alternative. I love it!

Unfortunately I'm allergic to flax and ...more