In case you were wondering, I will totally be the mom who dresses her kids in matching stuff. For now anyway. And maybe in high school when they disobey me.
One of my favorite things lately is when we pick Hannah up from school, she has started asking us if we had fun at work. So innocent.
"...studies have shown that most mothers in the United States do not breast-feed their babies for the six months that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends."Six months is EXCLUSIVE breastfeeding. Then you keep breastfeeding while giving solids (hence, the "exclusive" part is dropped). Then you keep breastfeeding as long as baby and mother want to. It isn't like six months is when the AAP says, OK, enough. You guys are done. But journalists quit reading after that line in the recommendation or something.
Also, this is annoying:
"Also helpful in getting new moms to their nursing goals were some of the practices that are part of the "Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative," developed in 1991 by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund: beginning breast-feeding within an hour of giving birth and babies not getting formula or pacifiers in the hospital."This nipple confusion garbage is not substantiated by ANY research. In fact, research pretty much says, stop making stuff up, lactation consultants.