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2009-08-19 06:40:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 7 out of 10 moms are doing what comes naturally and foregoing the bottle for the breast, according to the CDC. To an older sibling, however, breastfeeding is anything but a natural event. It's less time with Mommy. It's frustrating, annoying and really confusing. And what's wrong with the sippy cup anyway? Written to restore harmony through understanding, "Mommy Breastfeeds My Baby Brother" is a new children's book that will be treasured by today's...

2009-08-07 16:36:32

Some U.S. parenting Web sites have criticized a Spanish doll that simulates breastfeeding as inappropriate and a possible contributor to early sexual activity. The parenting groups said the Bebe Gloton doll, which comes wearing a halter top with detachable flowers over the nipples for simulated breast-feeding, is not appropriate for young children and could promote sexual activity at too young an age, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday. However, some breastfeeding advocates have come to...

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2009-08-04 21:47:27

A park bench featuring a sculpture of a nude Angelina Jolie with her infant twins is to be unveiled in Oklahoma to promote World Breastfeeding Week. The Oscar-winning actress is the mother of six young children, the youngest of whom are twins who turned 1 this summer. Phantom-Financial announced Tuesday the sculpture by New York artist Daniel Edwards will be installed just minutes away from the birthplace of Jolie's partner, Brad Pitt, in the Oklahoma City Metro area in September before its...

2008-08-07 12:01:26

By LIA RUSSELL By Lia Russell The Virginian-Pilot K rysten Pizzurro was frustrated and desperate. In addition to suffering sleep deprivation and postpartum depression, her newborn, Miriam, wouldn't breast-feed. "She would scream every time I tried to nurse her," Pizzurro, 26, said of her daughter, who was born last December. "I thought she hated me." Instead of giving up, the Suffolk mother sought out Mary Comes, a leader of La Leche League of Portsmouth, the local branch of an...

2008-08-07 03:00:35

By Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell COLTON - Eight months into her pregnancy, Marcela Zambrano is eager to do everything she can to ensure her baby is healthy. So Wednesday, the Riverside resident lined up at booths at the Breastfeeding Awareness Carnival at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center to learn as much as she could about the benefits of breast feeding. "I heard there was a fair during my doctor's appointment, so I thought I should stop by to check it out," she said. "This is much better...

2008-08-03 09:00:21

By LIA RUSSELL By Lia Russell The Virginian-Pilot Krysten Pizzurro was frustrated and desperate. Her newborn, Miriam, wouldn't breast-feed. "She would scream every time I tried to nurse her," Pizzurro, 26, said of her daughter, who was born last December. "I thought she hated me." Instead of giving up, Pizzurro showed up on the doorstep of Mary Comes, a local leader of La Leche League, an international breast- feeding advocacy group. "After 3 or 4 hours at Mary's house, (Miriam)...

2008-08-03 09:00:21

By LIA RUSSELL By Lia Russell The Virginian-Pilot Krysten Pizzurro was frustrated and desperate. In addition to suffering sleep deprivation and post-partum depression, her newborn, Miriam, wouldn't breast-feed. "She would scream every time I tried to nurse her," Pizzurro, 26, said of her daughter, who was born last December. "I thought she hated me." Instead of giving up, Pizzurro showed up on the doorstep of Mary Comes, a leader of the La Leche League of Portsmouth, the local...

2008-07-22 09:00:00

By VICKY ALLAN I DON'T know when breastfeeding in public stopped being an issue for me. In the early days, I would fi nd myself in restaurants feeling like a rabbit in the headlights, trying to juggle shawl, breast and baby's head somewhere around the level of the dining table, while balancing food on a fork and attempting to avoid dropping it into the convenient receptacle of my son's ear. It didn't matter that I knew it was illegal to stop any woman breastfeeding in a public place in...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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