Some striking parallels between the promotion of artificial baby milk and of surgical oral procedures.
What are mothers saying on social media when tie surgery wasn't the answer?
I wrote this one for WHT. Not that anyone needs an excuse to read a good book, but hey, this research spells out why stories are more than entertainment.
Getting lost in a good story helps a reader understand what’s going on in other people’s minds, a useful skill, particularly for caregivers.
As an avid reader, a student of literature during my time at university, and a mothers’ stories editor for some years, I have always loved reading and the art of narrative. As a keeper of mothers’ stories, I have long been aware of how important it can be for a woman to tell her birth and breastfeeding story, of her struggles and triumphs. Writing a story can be cathartic, helping its author work through complex feelings. Reading a story can help those with whom the author’s experiences resonate. The positive experience goes much deeper than that though, which is why storytelling has always been fundamental to all cultures. Recent research suggests that reading a well crafted story can be particularly beneficial to those who seek to…
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When tie surgery fails to help breastfeeding, do mothers tell their stories?
Source: How Cultures Protect the New Mother Have you seen what's on Women's Health Today?
Reflections on the incidence of tongue-tie and a look at the latest from Dr Pamela Douglas
Source: Neuroscience Shows Breastfeeding Is Not Just Milk
The revival of traditional Spring festival drama in the North of England.
This month respected publications question the credibility of the scientific evidence to recommend tongue-tie revision.
I narrate a story that is not my own, yet is, in its essentials, a true tale.