Hate attachment parenting? Maybe it’s because you would suck at it

Advocates of attachment parenting quip that it’s a lazy way to parent. I am known to be one of those cheeky bastards. No bottles to wash. Roll over and nurse while sleeping. No crying babies. No expensive strollers and cribs. Watch me nurse while jogging, createns. Wheee! I believe some people’s resistance to attachment parenting … Continue reading

Breastfed until five: Billions around the world are warped or you’re just wrong

The Time cover speaks loud and proud. The vast majority of the world breastfeeds their children until 4 or 5 years old. Not only that, many communities breastfeed more than one child at at time and their sister’s children when need be. This needs to be seen as the normal, natural way of parenting not … Continue reading

Evolution and attachment parenting

OK, maybe 2007 was soooo last decade, but Regine A. Schön’s literature review article, Natural Parenting ― Back to Basics in Infant Care published in the journal of  Evolutionary Psychology, remains a great summary of how attachment parenting (AP) is aligned with human evolution and modern infant “training”. Schön, a professor at the University of Helsinki, … Continue reading