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

Free access to academic journals: get off Wikipedia and get your answers straight from scientists

Having lost my student status at the university of Calgary with my move to Bermuda, I have sorely missed my regular access to scientific journal articles. Reading the initial reference is essential to get the straight goods when you are doing research online. Wikipedia and sites like it are filled with incorrect materials and references … Continue reading

How to choose a doula

Choose wisely Your doula is literally your birth servant. She should be able and willing to support you in whatever way you wish as long as it doesn’t contradict her ethical code. Not only will a good doula better your chances for less pain and medical intervention during labour, she will be by your side … Continue reading