Blog: Morning ThoughtsThere are always new stories and new ideas. The stories come from mothers, babies, and research. The ideas come from me, after 30+ years of clinical practice, usually in the morning. Hence the category: Morning Thoughts.

If YOU have a story to share, contact me and I will put it up.

Feeling and seeing.

  A long time ago, pediatrician  Dr. Richard Schanler was quoted as saying that new breastfeeding mothers needed to be seen at least once in the first week. This is because he found that new mothers can’t recognize that their babies are showing signs of underfeeding because there is something that protects their vision from.. read more →

Political work is like brushing teeth

You can brush your teeth thoroughly on Sunday, flossing and using a periodontal stimulater and mouthwash. Your teeth will be sparkling clean after that work. To have healthy teeth, you will have to do that every day. Doing it completely and wonderfully on Sunday doesn’t give you an exemption from doing the work on Monday,.. read more →

Forgiveness

For most of my life, forgiveness was an abstract and desired goal, the final square on a spiritual game board that had no rules. I had a vision of forgiveness being an instant, magical event, with a spotlight coming down from heaven to shine on me, and angel voices singing, with a vast improvement in.. read more →

21st century mothering.

I have been working with babies, birth, breastfeeding, mothers and families since 1975. That’s a lifetime. I get to have opinions, based on observation and on seeing patterns, one of the joys of living to be older.  The opinions are mine, and are shared here as a thought-provoking exercise. I am limited by my own.. read more →

Truth in Advertising

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6 months after delivery, and still wanting to breastfeed.

RP got pregnant after the first act of aiming (“Surprise!”) and felt happy and well all along. In the 5th month of pregnancy, her baby was found to have several organ defects. The world changed.   At 28 weeks, she started weekly ultrasounds. She always felt that her baby was fine, despite continual worry and.. read more →