Yahoo! News - Often, mama does know best
Wed Feb 12, 8:48 AM ET
Robin Marantz Henig
"When I was pregnant, I was told that the more weight I gained, the better it was for the fetus. I added 45 pounds in the first six months, then stopped counting. But when my mother was pregnant with me, her doctor nagged her constantly not to gain more than 25 pounds; a bigger weight gain would make her baby bigger and harder to deliver, he told her, and would make it harder to get back her pre-pregnancy figure...."
[ This columnist talks about a range of parenting practices that change with the times, including formula feeding vs breastfeeding. Her advice, to ignore what you don't like, is simplistic. - JC]