Breastfeeding Essentials for Moms, by Moms.
  • The Real Scoop on Your Baby's Poop

    Babies can be mysterious creatures. They have few needs but the variations on those needs can be endless. So any clues into their wellbeing are helpful. One big source of information is your baby’s diaper – your baby’s poop can help you understand what is happening inside his or her body. First let’s follow the path of normal digestion. Food goes in the mouth and digestion actually begins here! Enzymes in our saliva start to break down the starches in cereal and bread (enzymes are chemicals that break our food down into smaller, more digestible parts).

    Boob Tube Episode 15 - Breastfeeding Beyond Baby Years

    In this episode, Tobi and I get into the good and not-so-good of extended breastfeeding. Depending on your support system, breastfeeding beyond your baby's first birthday was easy or maybe a bit more of a struggle. Check out the comments, we have so many moms sharing their stories about breastfeeding toddlers and through pregnancies too! For more of the Boob Tube check out The Boob Tube at Fairhaven Health
  • Health Risks of Motherhood Are Higher for African Americans

    As healthcare providers we strive to provide the same care to all of our patients and see good health outcomes across the lifespan, income level and educational status. Mostly, we have been successful – more mothers are insured, home visiting programs have shown promising results and more infants getting their vaccines on time. But as many health disparities are shrinking, one is growing. African American mothers in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white mothers, one of the widest of all racial disparities in women's health.

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