Infant Health

Got a Colicky Baby? Germs Might Help

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg After just one month of receiving bacterial supplementation, babies were already showing less crying time and more regular bowel movements. By the end of the 90 days, even the effect of gastric reflux had been improved.

Breast Milk: Fights Off Infection While Feeding Babies

Jason Tetro | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg This week, a team from The University of Western Australia published a paper that revealed how breast milk is not only a great source of nutrition, but also may help to fight off infections. But while breastfeeding continues to gain scientific backing, this does not mean that it is the only choice.

Breastfed Kids Get Fat Too (And Other Reasons To Question Breastfeeding Zealotry)

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada Living
Marni Soupcoff

A new study debunks the idea that extended exclusive breastfeeding wards off childhood obesity. Maybe we should use these results as an opportunity to ask ourselves whether having all mothers breastfeed exclusively for four or six months should really be the ultimate goal? Shouldn't other considerations about mother/child bonding, maternal sanity, child thriving and family unity be taken into account? Isn't it possible that we may have reached the level of exclusive breastfeeding that reflects the portion of the mother/child population for whom this is the best option, all things weighed?

Germs May Hold the Key to Infant Health

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Should pregnant women have a natural or caesarean birth and afterwards, should they breastfeed or use formula? The debate has been at a standstill for quite some time yet thanks to a relatively new branch of science, there may be a means to resolve the disquiet.

Baby Formula Ads Disguised as Education Can Be Deadly

Kapil Khatter | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Living
Kapil Khatter

Baby formula is a big killer in less developed countries, but even where access to health care is good, not breastfeeding increases illness. Yet companies are still allowed to use advertising to convince parents to use their products. Those looking to make a buck from the product have no business "educating" about it.