Pinterest Fact Checking: What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Breastfeeding

The title of this pin caught my eye. In true Pinterest form, it has a dramatic, hidden feel about it. The related blog doesn’t have that feel at all. I went in expecting secrets about how the medical community is holding out on some really useful information about breastfeeding. Instead, it is clearly Stacey’s personal experience breastfeeding her own […]

Does my baby need a Vitamin D supplement?

Does my baby need a Vitamin D supplement?

A study published in February concluded that babies who are still breastfeeding beyond 1 year of age need a Vitamin D Supplement to reduce the risk of Vitamin D deficiency. In 2008 the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended 400 IU of Vitamin D daily for infants, children and adolescents. This specifically increased the recommended dosage for infants […]

Fact Check: Avoiding Saggy Breasts Syndrome After Nursing

Avoiding Saggy Breast Syndrome After Nursing

This is another in a series of posts examining breastfeeding information found on Pinterest.  Breast sagging (the technical term is “breast ptosis”) is a common lament when breastfeeding is completed. For some women this even can be a significant disincentive for breastfeeding.  Sara at The Healthy Home Economist proposes the causes of breast sagging are not having […]