We all know that taking folic acid before and during early pregnancy helps prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida and anencephaly. But I for one was surprised to learn that taking folic acid may also help prevent autism. Advertisements
Stand at our neighborhood playground for a few minutes and you are almost sure to hear remarks like these: “My child started walking at 8 months.” “My two-year-old is speaking in full sentences.” “My son was potty trained at 18 months.” Some of these remarks have been made […]
Pregnancy can be cruel. Just when you are at your most swollen, bloated, and exhausted, sleep proves frustratingly elusive. Every night, you toss and turn, trying to find a comfortable position, your back aching, and your belly pressing down on your bladder. And then, as you finally start to drift off, you […]
Breastfeeding and not losing any weight? The evidence suggests you are not alone.
Earlier this week, I wrote about the alleged benefits of breastfeeding being vastly overstated. My goal in writing that post was not to nurse some long-standing grudge against breastfeeding advocates. Nor was it an attempt to justify my own parenting choices: I breastfed both my children for well over a year. […]