babies, children, demographics, education, families, history, in the news, news, research

Is Your Baby Racist?

Just as some believe we are on the cusp of turning the corner to a post-racial society a new study comes out to negate those lofty dreams. A study conducted at the University of Texas at Austin and written about in this week's Newsweek in Nurture Shock: Is Your Baby Racist? says children as young… Continue reading Is Your Baby Racist?

delivery, research

Elective Caesareans Carry Increased Risk of Breathing Problems

Elective caesareans are all-the-rage these days especially among celebrities who want to keep their tummies taut or mothers who want a rigorously scheduled delivery. New research says, however, that elective caesareans may create a fourfold breathing problem in infants.The reason for these breathing problems are unclear but some researchers believe there are physiological and hormonal… Continue reading Elective Caesareans Carry Increased Risk of Breathing Problems

breastfeeding history, issues, research, wet-nursing

My Quest to Find the Reasons Behind Low Black Breastfeeding Numbers

One of the biggest mysteries that plagues my mind day in and day out is the reason behind low breastfeeding rates among black women. What I'm finding is there is no easily blamed lone culprit, but instead we find a tight-knit mesh of historical racism, wet nursing, slavery, current and past socioeconomic factors, and cultural… Continue reading My Quest to Find the Reasons Behind Low Black Breastfeeding Numbers

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Breastfeeding: Easy Way to Curb Childhood Obesity?

We've all heard about the various benefits that breastfeeding has on babies and mothers. In fact, some research maintains that breastfeeding helps to curb childhood obesity, especially when children become toddlers. That's great news, right? I should say so. However, new research released today says that some children -- Hispanic kids, in particular-- are still… Continue reading Breastfeeding: Easy Way to Curb Childhood Obesity?