Mary White had the courage of her convictions about breastfeeding her babies, and it ultimately resulted in La Leche League International which revolutionized the incidence of natural normal feeding for our babies. The slogan “Breastfeeding is Best” became popular! It was an honor to know her!
In 1956, Mary was frustrated by the lack of support for women who wanted to breastfeed their babies.
Please read more about this visionary who helped women and society overcome the prevailing idea that women need not breastfeed their babies. Click here.
Want to know how to have a Natural Childbirth? Here’s how!
This is a wonderful birth story from Anne.
- Baby Lincoln with mom Anne
She trusted her body to give her the natural birth that she wanted.
Not only did she want it, she planned it.
She learned about natural birth.
She made all the right decisions.
Her husband was actively involved and supportive. I know because he ordered my book, Natural Childbirth Exercises, for her.
They had excellent training and preparation by attending Bradley Method® classes.
Can a baby of 3 months make a distinction between Good and Bad?
A book review from The Washington Post by Sara Sklaroff and republished in The Denver Post on January 5, 2014 has caused a reaction in me that will resonate with all parents, I believe. The book is “Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil” by Paul Bloom, published by Crown. I knew I had to read this book as the ideas in the review are fascinating, and I love the definition of a baby!
Please do not worry about “spoiling” your baby. You can indulge an older child, and he may become an unhappy and unpleasant little creature, but you can’t spoil a tiny child with love and cuddling. It is perfectly normal and OK for a baby to cry. It’s not OK for you to ignore his cry in the ridiculous attempt to “not spoil” him!
Your baby will cry sometimes when you cannot get to him for a few minutes but he should have the security of knowing that his cry will be answered. Can you imagine the hopelessness of a baby whose only means of calling for help is ignored?