December 20, 2010 |
Breast-feeding infants for at least six months appears to give kids' an advantage in school, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics . Many other studies have also found a small effect on school performance from breast-feeding. This study, however, was unique in that boys appeared to benefit the most. The researchers, from the University of Western Australia in Perth, have followed 2,868 children since the early '90s. The study showed that, at age 10, boys who were breast-fed for six months or longer scored higher in math, reading and spelling compared with boys who were breast-fed for less than six months.
May 11, 2012 |
Time magazine fanned the flame around the "attachment parenting" debate Thursday with its provocative cover of a young mom breast-feeding her almost 4-year-old-son. Imagine the controversy the cover would have sparked if she were feeding him vegan breast milk? Oy . The New York Times broached this topic on Room For Debate last month, pitting former child actress and attachment parenting advocate Mayim Bialik against, well, working women. In Motherhood vs. Feminism , the moderator asked: “Has women's obsession with being the perfect mother destroyed feminism?
January 25, 2010 |
The health benefits of breast-feeding for mothers and babies are widely known. Studies have shown it may improve cognitive development among children and could reduce a woman's risk of getting breast cancer or cardiovascular disease. But new research suggests that some very obese woman may not breast-feed as much or for as long as their normal-weight counterparts. The study, released in the January issue of the journal Obesity, looked at information about 3,517 white women and 2,846 black women from 2000 to 2005.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1997
Re "State OK for Breast-Feeding in Public Nears," April 4: It really disappoints me that women are still being subjected to unspoken rules dictating what we can and cannot do with our bodies. The reluctance on the part of Gov. Pete Wilson to sign a bill protecting mothers from being discriminated against while breast-feeding in public signifies the tragic demise of common sense. As Dr. Bruce Smith said, breasts were designed for the express purpose of nurturing a child. Why are Assemblywomen Marilyn Brewer (R-Newport Beach)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1989
I am appalled at Judge Richard Wells' decision in favor of Cafe Rodeo's policy against allowing women to breast-feed their infants at their tables ("Judge Rules for Cafe in Suit Over Breast-Feeding," Metro, June 30). There is something fundamentally wrong with a society which allows smoking in public, which medical experts agree can only be harmful to everyone involved (the smoker and all those nearby), but does not allow breast-feeding in public, which medical experts agree can only be beneficial to everyone involved (the mother and child)