| Jun 16, 2012
| 4:57 PM
I'm surprised more dads aren't as peeved as Dave Taylor.
He's a single father in a mother's world.
"Mothers are these extraordinary, selfless, mythic women," said Taylor, a father of three and author of the blog GoFatherhood. "Meanwhile, those dads...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 1:05 AM
It looks like the Sleep Wars have begun.
Several weeks ago, in a column on attachment parenting, I wrote, "James J. McKenna, director of the Mother-Baby Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, says that he has yet to find any benefit to...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 6:19 PM
Pediatricians and researchers have long recommended crib sleep as the safest infant sleeping arrangement to prevent sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.
But University of Notre Dame anthropology professor James McKenna says he has uncovered...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 2:05 PM
One of the first choices a new mother will have to make is whether to breastfeed or bottle-feed her baby. Several medical organizations and child wellness groups stand by breastmilk as the best option for baby. But why is it superior over formula?...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:18 PM
| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:45 AM
The Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act means that the predictions about how it will affect Americans remain in place.
The court did rule that a part of the law involving Medicaid must change. The law calls for an...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 9:45 PM
It helps to know how the truth works.
You can try importing it into your life whole, as a set of rules carved in stone, and struggle to live up to it. A lot of ideas, even good ones -- from religious creeds to diet plans -- present themselves to us...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 12:04 AM
One of the most important things a mother can do for her child starts from nearly the first time they meet face to face.
The moment that wriggling, often squalling, little human is placed in his or her mother’s arms generates a feeling unlike any...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Maryland maintained a record low infant mortality rate for the second year in a row, statistics cheered by state leaders, though the rate continued to outpace the national average.
The statistic shows deaths among infants under a year old and was 6.7...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 11:40 PM
Although she had every intention of breast-feeding her firstborn son for a longer period of time, El Centro resident Hilda Olmos had to stop after just two months. A bout of bronchitis had forced her to put the activity on hold and when the time came to...
| Aug 13, 2012
Suddenly, all eyes are focused on those black satchels that many of us received in the maternity ward after delivering babies: the formula swag bag.
Massachusetts recently became the second state, after Rhode Island, to ban these free bags in a bold move...