April 3rd, 2013 by mothershipster
Children under 5 who are treated with antibiotics for ear infections are 3 times as likely to suffer from IBS late on in life. Both Chrons disease and ulcerative colitis were linked to abuse of antibiotics in children. When ear infections occur frequently, as they do in some children, and then the full regiment of antibiotics are not taken, chances are the child will develop it again. And again. In some cases, a doctor will recommend tubes. Although this is spoken of as a common “procedure,” the child is unconscious under general anesthesia. for this surgery. 700,000 surgeries are performed each year, and these tubes must be taken out surgically as well.
Here’s the deal. There is no “cure” for an ear infection. The best thing you can do is treat the pain with an over the counter analgesic like Motrin, and wait it out. It’s called watchful waiting. Antibiotics are effective in most cases of ear infections caused by bacteria. But only 1 out of 5 children with ear infections needs antibiotics to clear an ear infection. In 4 out of 5 children, ear infections clear on their own.Pushing your doctor to prescribe antibiotics when it is not needed has created a rise in super bugs, and each parent who thinks their child is different is harming the rest of us. Once again, parents these days have forgotten that they are a part of a larger community. Each time you stop taking your full regimen of antibiotics; each time someone dumps their Prozac down the toilet; or each time you force your doctor to prescribe antibiotics for your child when it’s medically unsound, you are responsible for increasing a bug’s resistance.
We are all connected. Let’s start acting like it.
Antibiotic abuse may not sound dangerous, but it’s only a matter of time.
April 2nd, 2013 by mothershipster
“Why all the choices? What would you like to wear? What would you like to eat? and all the negotiating and the painstakingly calibrated diplomacy? They’re toddlers, not Pakistan.”
April 1st, 2013 by mothershipster
Slow Parenting starts from the very beginning. Sit back, and let nature take its course. Please enjoy this amazing video showing an infants instinctual “breast crawl.”
letting nature take its course
From the beginning we are told to push. Here. Take a moment. You have done a wonderful job. Look at your lovely baby and know that together you will breastfeed. Relax mama. You know those little bumps that you might have been embarrassed about in High School? Those are your Montgomery Glands, and they smell yummy to your baby! “The glands make oily secretions (lipoid fluid) to keep the areola and the nipple lubricated and protected…also serve as an olfactory stimulus for newborn appetite.”
The breast crawl is also used to re lactate when there has been separation or other issues. Breastfeeding can be quite, er, “challenging” those first few days! If you find yourself having trouble nursing, relax. Sit back. Let your newborn once again crawl up your tummy. Perhaps you weren’t able the first time. Allowing your infant to crawl naturally towards your breast is always a good way to reconnect. Allow yourself to honestly rest in the knowledge that your baby and your body know what to do
Let nature take its course. And if it doesn’t the first time, you can make more time today.
Wishing you and your family all the time in the world!
March 3rd, 2013 by mothershipster
In this article, , we learn most women only wait 6 weeks before having sex again.
February 13th, 2013 by mothershipster
Than a woman offering to give her breast milk to others.
In today’s New York Times, (The Science Section, natch) there was an article about “Picking Source of Baby’s Milk.”hwhich told of the variety of the grateful recipients of such a valuable gift. While there have always been milk banks, the legislation is always sketchy when it comes to unexplored issues like this. Perhaps once breast milk is recognized and prescribed as a medicine, as it is for some cancer patients, it will be more available. Meanwhile, breastfeeding women are volunteering to give their milk away.
Give it away!!
This stuff is gold, mama!
WE ALL THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR COLLECTIVE HEARTS.
The article goes on to say very important things from doctors, like “One should not just take anyone’s milk, it could have viruses and H.I.V. ” I say live dangerously.
Whatever a woman giving her breast milk away freely, to provide for another life might have, I want it.
Here’s more info for those who want to donate or support:
“HM4HB is a global milksharing network, a virtual village, comprised of thousands of people from over fifty countries. We are mothers, fathers, adoptive families, grandparents, childbirth and breastfeeding professionals, volunteers, supporters, donors, and recipients that have come together to support the simple idea that all babies and children have the right to receive human milk. … together as sustainable milksharing communities where women graciously share their breastmilk. HM4HB is built on the principle of informed choice: we trust, honour, and value the autonomy of families and we assert they are capable of weighing the benefits and risks of milksharing in order to make choices that are best for them. We hold the space for them and protect their right to do what is normal, healthy, and ecological.
Read our FAQ for more information on what we do.
February 1st, 2013 by mothershipster
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January 26th, 2013 by mothershipster
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January 22nd, 2013 by mothershipster
Due to popular demand we have resumed and re-imagined our breastfeeding class! I’m so excited to see so many new faces in the neighborhood. Welcome neighbors from Pittsburgh, Florida, and Manhattan! This is just the beginning.
Please check the classes page for info. There is a 10% discount on all goods purchased that day.
This is going to be very “hands on” and no notebooks will be allowed.
December 15th, 2012 by mothershipster
Thank you all for voting! Over 200,00 votes were cast, and BOING BOING was voted the best mom/baby shop in the New York City Metro area! That means Brooklyn and Manhattan y’al! So thank you very much, and I will continue to work my hardest every single day.
According to you,
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“Boing Boing always has what you need, and will make sure you don’t get anything you won’t need. It’s hands down, the smartest shop I know.”
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BOING BOING, MORE THAN A SHOP; A WAY OF LIFE.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!
November 29th, 2012 by mothershipster
SIDS. The baby industrial complex uses that phrase to sell all kinds of crap. Many of SIDS cases were not proven to be SIDS after all, as it was only recently that they started doing autopsies in these deaths. Grim stuff for sure.
In the name of “safety” or preventing SIDS, parents have been sold a bill of goods.
Or perhaps bought one of these:
Maybe you thought by spending more money, it would make your baby safer? This “sleep positioner” costs over $100.00!
And it’s deadly.
There have been at least 15 deaths attributed to sleep positioners. In the rush to keep babies safe; new parents succumb to all this hideous marketing. Common sense has left the building. Newborns can’t sleep on their stomachs, we are told. So parents put babies “Back to Bed.”
Then nobody sleeps.
Babies were meant to sleep on their tummies. Nobody’s pediatrician is telling them that these days. I am a parent. I’ve been through this and know how hard it can be. Do we co sleep? Do we tell our friends? There’s just too much conflicting information out there. I mean, are you going to kill your baby if you let them nap on their stomach? What kind of parent are you?! What if? What if? What if???!!!This “Worst First” approach has led the parenting industry to come up with new and different ways to freak you out.
Babies nervous systems are so new, a little gas is so terribly painful for them. That’s why we swaddle them, to keep them comforted. That’s why we carry them. To regulate their heart beat and body temperature. Carrying your baby is the best choice you can make if your baby is “fussy” or won’t sleep at night. The baby’s gut is so sensitive, many people use wraps just around an infant’s tummy. When a baby sleeps on their stomach, they are self soothing.
Happy Mommy= Happy Baby
Health officials are warning parents not to use sleep positioners.
These positioners keep infants on their back or side, and prevent the alarming increase in flat-head syndrome. If only Health Officials can warn parents not to listen to the companies that are profiting by creating, and then solving your worst fears. Entire industries have sprung up to “solve your baby’s sleep problem.” They don’t have a problem. They want to sleep, and we won’t let them.
Maybe you’ll hire a “sleep whisperer?” They charge around $350.00 for an initial consultation. I have the freedom to say what I think, and I think that’s bullshit.
Brachycephaly is a deformation caused by pressure on the back part of the skull. With the increased use of strollers in America, more babies are being left to lie on their backs all day. The “car seat” carrier means baby goes from stroller to car to home to shopping to dinner without ever being touched. You can lug your baby around all day in one of those things and never hug and comfort them once. I will be the first one to predict, here on this blog, that someone will trip and fall with one of these ridiculous car seats, hurting themselves and their baby.
In the rush to abandon slings and carriers because other companies are selling you a fancier, “safer” way of life, parents are doing things that are even more dangerous. You know the one and only reason why you need a car seat?
CAR CRASHES ARE THE TOP CAUSE OF FATAL CHILD INJURIES.
1. Road crashes: Kill 260,000 children a year and injure about 10 million. They are the leading cause of death among youths ages 10 to 19, and a leading cause of child disability.
That’s truly scary.
You know what else is scary? You can still buy a sleep positioner at Target or whatever, even though it’s likely another child will die because of it.
Let your children sleep.
*Car seats are for use to secure an infant when riding in a car. They are less safe than a baby carrier when used outside their intended purpose as car safety devices.
*Infants are safer in their caregivers’ arms than left in a device (car seat, stroller, bouncy seat, crib, swing, etc.).
*Carriers that offer correct positioning are far safer than ones that promote incorrect positioning like car seats.