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.

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 →

The lonely old lady.

In my work as a visiting nurse in both Baltimore, Maryland and Ulster County, New York, Maryland, I often cared for lonely old ladies. They were almost always white and 70 or beyond. They often had health problems, ranging from degrees of deafness to being wheel-chair bound. They didn’t often have visitors. One benefit of my.. read more →

4 alarms and a boob.

I always ask for a pat-down when going through airport security, to avoid increasing my EMF bioburden. Today, coming home from Jackson, Mississippi, (  http://iflyjackson.com/ ), the TSA trainee gave me the most thorough pat-down I’ve ever received. I imagined that she was massaging me with care and love, and told her that; she smiled and said.. read more →

2016, an historic vote.

Today was the first time I was excited to vote. Today was the first time that I wept several times when voting. I came home from work, and changed into white to honor the suffragettes.  I cast my vote for the first woman president. I stared at the ballot, savoring her name, officially there. I.. read more →