Jenna Jameson Celebrates Breastfeeding Her Daughter for Almost 2 Years

Jenna Jameson is best known for her work in the adult film industry, but those famous breasts are currently performing a more essential role: 18 months and counting of breastfeeding Jameson’s daughter, Batel Lu. "18 months nursing this little angel," Jameson wrote on Instagram. "I can’t describe the incredible bond full-term breastfeeding creates. It’s hard work, time consuming and sometimes […]

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Using the microbiome to help premature babies grow

About half of babies born prematurely struggle to grow, putting them at risk of health problems that can last a lifetime. Despite years of research, physicians lack a method that consistently helps these infants thrive. A study suggests that the gut microbiome – the trillions of tiny bacteria that live in the digestive tract – could help doctors personalize nutrients […]

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Can We Stop Glorifying Hot Mess Mom Yet?

We live in a world that glorifies chaos under the pretense of reassurance and inclusivity. Your house is a mess? Totally OK. Your kids are a mess? So are everyone else’s. You’re a mess? It’s all OK. Bring on the mess. Yay for hot mess mom.  And it is OK if you’re genuinely OK with it, and not because popular […]

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How to Raise a Responsible Internet User

The internet can seem to be a big, scary place for parents, especially since children grow up with access practically from the moment they exit the womb. While the easiest thing to do is give a child a phone and call it a day, it’s important for parents to help guide their kids as they use the internet. Here are […]

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Stop Calling My Daughters 'Tomboys'

Now 3 and 1, my two daughters are not what anyone would describe as sweet little girls. They are ruffians, refusing to conform to any preexisting ideals of what it means to be female. They wrestle with each other; they play in the dirt and smear it all over their clothes; they lick the snot off their noses and then […]

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How to prepare for a meeting with your child’s teacher

You can help your child by working together as a team. By Lina Ashar Let’s start with the definition of parent teacher meetings. According to Wikipedia, a parent-teacher conference, parent-teacher interview, parent-teacher night or parents’ evening, is a short meeting or conference between the parents and teachers of students to discuss a child’s progress at school and find solutions to academic or behavioural problems if […]

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Study confirms association between breastfeeding and lower risk of maternal hypertension

A new systematic review of the literature not only confirmed that breastfeeding for as short as 1-4 months can have a protective affect against high blood pressure in women, but that lactation also can protect women across an extended follow-up of years to decades. Among 15 studies reviewed that had longer-term follow-up, 67% of those evaluated for elevated blood pressure—and […]

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