What does exclusive mean? Exclusive breastfeeding means giving only breastmilk. This means no water, liquids, teas, herbal preparations or food through the first six months of life. Colostrum is the welcoming food for newborns. It is also the … [Read more...] about Exclusive Breastfeeding: The Only Water Source Young Infants Need
BirthLink Interview: Jennifer Barron Fishman, Sweet Pea’s Yoga Studio, Chicago 1. What do you think are the top challenges facing the birthing community? The main challenge I see facing the birthing community is fear. Fear of trusting your … [Read more...] about Fearless Birth
We live in a culture that puts technology and material wealth very high on the list of the revered and desirable. The first principle in my life is to honor all living beings. Protect and preserve all life. What about babies? We have the seeds of … [Read more...] about Honoring Life: What About the Babies?
It is difficult to assess how a midwife will practice until it comes time to give birth. I recommend that all parents learn enough about the birth process that they can conduct an intelligent interview. I provide the parents I meet with lists of … [Read more...] about Midwife Betrayal
I am so excited! I am going to summer camp! One of the fun things I have been learning about is non violent communication (NVC). Marshall Rosenberg is considered the founder of this method of communication. It is a way of speaking that encourages … [Read more...] about Heart Camp