Breastfeeding can be stressful for moms if it doesn't happen right away, or their newborn simply doesn't have a perfect latch. It comes with practice, time, and bonding. New moms may also be worried about some things they have heard from family or friends. Here are some of the top breastfeeding myths - debunked.
Canadians receive 50 weeks of partially paid maternity leave. Mexicans receive 3 months paid 100% of their salary. Swedes are at the upper end of the scale with 16 months of fully paid maternity or parental leave. The United States currently doesn't offer any federal funding for maternity leave. So unless you live in a “family-friendly” state such as California or Hawaii…you will receive barely any leave, and none of it paid when you have a child. This great article details the effect that this lack of support has on our growing families.
According to the new study, esophageal cancer has been rising steadily than melanoma, breast, or prostate cancer in the United State. People with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have a higher risk of developing esophageal cancer as many may think.
If you are having stomach troubles, it can put a serious kink in your day. Nausea, bloating, gas and diarrhea are some of the worst conditions to experience. No one likes bad smells substances, or feelings. To help you out, here is our top eight foods to avoid when you are feeling ill - experiencing these symptoms are bad enough, without making them worse by eating the wrong thing.
By now, most women know how great breastfeeding is, for both mother and child. It enhances bonding between the two, and is by far the best nourishment you can give your child. Although the emotional bonding is an obvious plus, what happens to the breast after feeding? It was once common knowledge that continual feeding, jostling, etc. would eventually wear down the breast tissue. But is that true? A new study says that breastfeeding can have the opposite effect - slowing down the aging process for post-baby breasts.