Latest Mark Repkin Stories

2011-08-04 07:10:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Commonly, when a mother leaves the hospital with her new baby, she is given samples of infant formula and coupons from the manufacturer. "What they really should be providing her with is a calculator," says Mark Repkin, author of children's book "Mommy Breastfeeds My Baby Brother." "$1,500! That's approximately what the family that bottle feeds will be spending the first year for the cost of basic formula," Repkin continues. "If the health benefits...

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...

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