There are always new stories and new ideas. The stories come from mothers, babies, and research. The ideas come from me, after 30+ years of clinical practice, usually in the morning. Hence the category: Morning Thoughts.
If YOU have a story to share, contact me and I will put it up.
My favorite ladies’ figure skater, YuNa Kim won the silver medal yesterday in the Olympic Games. Her free skate was strong and mature; I wished it had lasted longer. She was outscored by another lady having the skate of her young life at the right time in her career. 7 triples and technical tricks outscored.. read more →
Nipple and breast pain is a PAIN for everyone, the mother and her lactation therapist. Usually pain is a guide pointing to some problem. Fortunately, with accurate advice and encouragement, most mothers can go on to a happy breastfeeding relationship. Discoveries of reasons for chronic breast pain are still emerging. Edith Kernerman, from Canada, developed.. read more →
Ever since I had my first baby, I have heard young women saying, “Oh, I want to have 2 kids close together so I can get it out of the way and then I can get back to my life.” “It” in this case meaning pregnancy, birth, and baby raising. A sister-in-law did just that,.. read more →
The new mother stands in the center of a crowd of cheering Seattle Seahawk football fans. Everyone , except her, is looking at the camera. She is cradling a precious bundle; her downcast eyes see only her wonderful baby, her smile is tender and protective. This is a picture of mother love. read more →
Yesterday, I made a home visit to a first time mother and her premature twins. She had a rough start on her journey to motherhood, full of expensive infertility treatments, into pre-eclampsia and a surgical delivery. Fortunately, the cesarean section and Intensive Care Nursery were in a hospital on its own journey, to Baby Friendly… read more →
A grandmother wrote to me in despair. Her grandchild was born prematurely, and had undergone many terrible events while in the Intensive Care Nursery. The baby had developed a bowel obstruction and needed surgery to make an opening, called an ileostomy, to drain her small intestine to the outside world. This little one went on.. read more →