August 2013 Blog Posts (10)

Understanding the Challenges of Cybersex Addiction

Recently, politics has brought cybersex addiction to the forefront of our media sources and our minds. Given political agendas, however, the focus has primarily been one of voiced outrage, questions of leadership competency and judgment about spousal reactions.

Less focus has been directed at the consideration of cybersex as addiction, and the challenges to relationships and recovery.

Given the explosion of Internet use in the last decade, experts are still building on research…


Added by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips on August 31, 2013 at 12:28am — No Comments

Don't Call me a Lactation Nazi

Have you heard the term Lactation Nazi?  It is sometimes used to describe a Lactation Consultant or breastfeeding supporter who is very very PRO breastfeeding.  Someone who thinks everyone and anyone can and should breastfeed.  A Lactation Nazi is often very anti-formula, anti-bottle and anti-pacifier. She is a breastfeeding idealist, not a breastfeeding realist.


1. I don’t think everyone and anyone can and should breastfeed.

Most women can breastfeed.  Most women…


Added by KatieMaddenIBCLC on August 28, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Don't TRY to Breastfeed...PLAN to Breastfeed!

Have you ever noticed that if you ask a pregnant woman,

“Are you going to breastfeed or bottlefeed?”

She usually says,

“I’m going to TRY to breastfeed.”

What’s with that? This is something that really annoys me and something I happen to think it at the root of why so many women fail at breastfeeding.

Think of anything else hard that we set out to do in life.  Earn a degree.  Run a marathon.  Lose weight.  Start a new career.  Stay married.



Added by KatieMaddenIBCLC on August 28, 2013 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Bedtime Shouldn't Be a Battleground

Sometimes I come across a press release that contains a nugget of information that seems worth sharing—often something I wish I'd known…


Added by Marcia on August 28, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments

12 Signs of The Silent Killer – Ovarian Cancer (InfoGraphic)

12 Signs of The Silent Killer – Ovarian Cancer (InfoGraphic) - An Infographic from Health For Her

Embedded from Health For Her

Added by Marianne on August 22, 2013 at 2:44am — No Comments

Chemically Induced or Augmented Labor Linked to Autism

I was surprised to read a study published in JAMA Pediatrics this week seems to link drug-induced labor with higher incidence of autism. It made me stop and scratch my head. Could that be so? Why would that be?

It's true that both those numbers are on the rise: both the incidence of labor induction and autism diagnoses. In 1990, only 9.5% of all pregnancies in the US ended in drug-induced labor. By…


Added by Micky Marie Morrison on August 14, 2013 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Toys, Toys Everywhere and Not a Battery to Spare

My little guy is 8 months and very busy. It's a challenge to keep him entertained and stimulated. Now that he's sitting up on his own, it has opened up a world of possibilities. He enjoys riding in a shopping cart and he likes to participate in meal time in a restaurant high-chair, but I'm always looking for things…


Added by Julie on August 12, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Concerns I have.

Dear Brenda,

I am  a 50 year old woman who is having a terrifically horrible time dealing with the symptoms of menopause.

I had a tough time dealing with my severe PMS during my child bearing years. I knew I would have a tough time dealing with menopause. The hot flashes have been somewhat controlled with black cohosh. I also live with the  pain of fibromyalgia. I also am suffering with the depression that comes with the fibro. This is particularly hard for me because basically…


Added by Jennifer A Wilson on August 9, 2013 at 12:43pm — 2 Comments

Lean Into Happiness Instead

With all of the recent hype about Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In,” conversation is rampant about women’s success. Do we give up cooing our babies to sleep in exchange for the corner office? Do we speak up at the risk of sounding like a witch? Can we truly “have it all?” Do we even want to?

Here’s what’s missing from this conversation: what about our innate simple desire to be happy?

I am consistently amazed by how many successful, professional women with VP titles and…


Added by carinrockind on August 8, 2013 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Keeping Your Child Safe From Food Allergy Reactions in School

Back-to-school time can be stressful and even a little scary, especially for young students and their parents—even more so if the children have food allergies. Food allergies are increasing, with an estimated 6 percent of children experiencing food allergies in 2011, according to the Centers for Disease…


Added by Marcia on August 6, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments

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