The Power of Oxytocin: Effects on Mental and Emotional HealthOxytocin is a neurotransmitter that is associated with childbirth and breastfeeding. It is frequently called the "love hormone" because oxytocin levels increase during hugging and sexual activity. This hormone has many health benefits, including the treatment of several conditions such as anxiety, depression, and even intestinal problems.
Knowing When to Stop Breastfeeding Isn't Easy, But These Clues Can HelpWhen you become a parent, you learn very quickly that everyone has an opinion on the way you raise your child. In those first difficult days and weeks of your child’s life, the decision that often comes with the most pressure (and commentary) involves how you feed your child. As the mantra goes, “fed is best.” [...]2
The Fascinating Daguerrotypes of Victorians BreastfeedingUnidentified woman breastfeeding a baby, ca. 1860. Schlesinger Library / Flickr You know the daguerrotypes. Stiff scenes of Victorian families in too much clothing, expressing about as much enthusiasm for one another as one would have for a lamppost. That's why we did a double – no, triple – take
Mums Are Flashing Their Babies To Record Their Reactions To Normalise BreastfeedingMums are flashing their babies to record their reactions in TikTok’s latest trend, and the videos are hilarious. I understand this might sound a bit unusual, but flashing a breastfeeding baby is like a hungover adult spotting the golden arches of McDonald’s. As well as sharing the videos for entertainment purposes, these mums are sharing …3