| Apr 9, 2012
| 3:12 PM
The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to make it against the law to force a mother breastfeeding in public to cover up.
Councilmember Bruce Harrell, who chairs the Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee, introduced the bill from...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:00 AM
A public health advocacy group is calling on Maryland’s hospitals to stop handing out free infant formula to new mothers because it can encourage them to give up on breastfeeding.
Public Citizen says the distribution done by at least two-thirds...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 1:06 PM
BROOKINGS — Police in Brookings have arrested and charged a woman for reportedly entering another woman’s home and attempting to breast feed her child.
Brookings Police Lt. Derrick Powers says that a woman called 911 early Sunday morning to...
| Apr 16, 2012
Breast is best! Simmer down boys, I'm talking aboutbabies and breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding campaign groups want formula out of hospitals. They are demanding that the hospitals stop giving away free formula to new mothers.
Dozens of groups sent out...
| May 13, 2012
In Los Angeles, red carpet treatment is not just for celebrities. Here, mere mortals can find specialists — medical concierges, cat whisperers, image consultants — for almost everything.
And that includes experts who are hired to help...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Breastfeeding Mamas, a mother-to-mother support group, gives its members the following information to help them breastfeed successfully:
• Breastfeed newborns as soon as possible after birth.
• Breastfeed often to help establish and maintain...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:40 PM
The Washington state woman who orchestrated controversial photos of military moms breast-feeding their kids in uniform was fired from her civilian job as an X-ray technician and the women in the picture have been reprimanded, she said.
Crystal Scott, the...
| 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...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Q: My school-age children have been sick with colds lately, and because of conflicting information in the news, I’m still unsure about which over-the-counter medications are safe to use. Can you advise?
A: Good question, and I agree that the...
| Sep 6, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
You may assume “Samsara” is Latin for “movie I don’t plan to see” or “some random documentary I’ve never heard of.” Based on buzz, I hoped it would stand for, “Gorgeous, odd...