The latch and the law: Know your boobies’ rights!

Happy 2013 everyone. Much love from our little Gerritsen family to you. Looking for some light new years’ reading? How about a compilation of US breastfeeding laws? Some of them are wonderfully worded including this one from Georgia: Ga. Code § 31-1-9 (1999) states that the breastfeeding of a baby is an important and basic … Continue reading

Booze and the breast: Drinking with a nursling so that everyone has fun

Tempted to drink on the holidays while nursing? Here’s my recommendation for booze and the breast. Dr. Jack Newman, breastfeeding guru, states, “Prohibiting alcohol is another way we make life unnecessarily restrictive for nursing mothers.” Studies show very little alcohol gets in breastmilk and he says women shouldn’t worry about drinking. That said, other mothers … Continue reading

The pain of baby heartburn: Does your child show the sometimes subtle signs of GER?

Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is basically baby heartburn. It can lead to problems with breathing and damage to the esophagus. It can happen due to the sphincter at the top of the stomach being too relaxed and is triggered by certain foods and eating too much at one meal among other things. There are many signs … Continue reading