Sudden infant death syndrome
Dr. Karen Horst agreed to let me repost her writing on genetic testing and maternal mental health. She studied women’s philosophy
The baby formula industry spends more on marketing than governments do supporting nursing mothers.
"I’d like to see racial equality in infant survival in my lifetime."
Thanks for the inspiration, Finland!
Sometimes, breast isn't best. Doctors should get real about that.
The wahakura is a traditional woven baby basket used by the Maori.
Surveillance of mothering practices and the "ideal" age of first-time mothering has intensified, thanks in no small part to the cacophony of biased studies, news reports, and state welfare apparatuses.
The Back to Sleep initiative, now referred to as Safe to Sleep, has drastically reduced the number of crib deaths. The number of reported cases is three times lower than it was in the early 90s. But even one infant death is too many when it can be prevented by taking simple precautions.
And the researchers found good news: The Back to Sleep campaign worked equally well at high elevations as it did at low elevations
My son Simon was born, beautiful and healthy, on October 21, 2004. He scored 8 and 9 on his APGAR test and was average for height and weight. He smiled for the first time at 47 days. He died suddenly a few weeks later.