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

Am I normal to want to nurse my toddler? Baby, half of the world breastfeeds until two years

About a year ago, they started dropping like flies. Now, I am suckling solo as my dear friends have all weaned their children. As I plan a trip home, I find myself reviewing my choice to nurse my baby until…well…when someone asks I just tell them we are going “all the way.” I do feel … Continue reading