Friday, April 18, 2003

Effect of dummies and cupfeeding on breastfeeding Effect of dummies and cupfeeding on breastfeeding
(Thursday, 17th April 2003)

Cupfeeding has no advantages over bottle feeding (REF: Pediatrics)

US researchers, writing in Pediatrics, report the results of a randomised trial which investigated the effect of both dummy (pacifier) use and supplemental formula feeding by cup or bottle on the duration of breastfeeding. They found that supplemental feeding, regardless of whether given by cup or bottle, had a detrimental effect on the length of breastfeeding.
Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts -

By Rebecca J. Davies
April 18 2003

Fresh Milk:The Secret Life of Breasts, By Fiona Giles, Allen & Unwin , 268 pp, $24.95

There can be few processes so intrinsic to the feminine psyche that have been so publicly ignored as breastfeeding. Yet no other part of the female anatomy has received as much attention, nor been so celebrated, scrutinised, reviled and eulogised as the breast. It is from this glaring contradiction that Fiona Giles's eclectic collection of oral history, biography and poetry draws its compass. A scholar and feminist, she has sought to straddle the gap between academic works and popular appeal.
Dallas Observer | | News : Feature 1-Hour Arrest,When does a snapshot of a mother breast-feeding her child become kiddie porn?
Ask the Richardson police.

Mark Graham
Jacqueline Mercado, a 33-year-old Peruvian immigrant, took a few photos of her young children at bath time. A week later, Richardson police were rummaging through her house for kiddie porn, and a state child welfare worker came to take her kids away.

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The service was fast, the judgments even hastier. Never did Jacqueline Mercado imagine that four rolls of film dropped off at an Eckerd Drugs one-hour photo lab near her home would turn her life inside out, threaten to send her to jail and prompt the state to take away her kids.