Boobies in the news: 03-25-11By Michelle | March 25th, 2011 | Category: In the news | No Comments »
Doll teaches girls “how” to breastfeed: This doll is actually not new, but I guess between Libya and Japan, there isn’t enough news around this week. What’s fascinating is the notion that this doll teaches girls anything at all – other than that babies nurse from weird pasties rather than the actual nipples they already have. Grrrr – if you need blood pressure boost, read some of the comments,
Breastfeeding impacts negative perception of women: Not an awesome study design, but quite interesting nonetheless in that it does suggest the degree to which breastfeeding openly impacts a woman in the workforce (over and above any family bias that also exists). I’m not sure that I believe that more public breastfeeding is really the key solution, but otherwise, worth a read.
Public breastfeeding still taboo: It’s pretty amazing that we’re still having this conversation, but I guess we are. While I’d like to think that all women already know that any discrimination they face is wrong and illegal, stories that bring this up serve to ensure that they do. Nice to see a few a LLL related names in there too!
Breastfeeding key part of initiative to reduce deaths by 92%: Somehow I think that vaccines will end up being the big story here, when really, it ought to be breastfeeding – both for cost and effectiveness. Imagine that same corporations that will profit from the push to vaccinate are the ones breaking international law and the WHO Code and killing the same babies the vaccines might save.
Vicodin likely safe in a limited way for breastfeeding: Interesting that this newest study made a lot of headlines this week – especially given the current caution around things like codeine due to concerns about risks of hyper-metabolizers. The key point is really driven home by Dr. Koren about any drug given to a breastfeeding mother, especially a newborn: “observe the baby”.