Good News For Breastfeeding Mums

March 31, 2010

Mid-Week Links

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Mothers will soon be able to legally breastfeed in public in Taipei, thanks to a new law that will be passed tomorrow. A fine of between NT$5,000 and NT$30,000 may be imposed on those who try to stop a mother from breastfeeding in a public place. Score one for breastfeeding families everywhere.

A study conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine have found that women who breastfeed their infants have a significantly lower risk of breast cancer. Another Toronto-based study has found that new moms don’t breastfeed as long as they should for the optimal health of their babies.

A mother tells her breastfeeding story. Before her baby was born, she had vowed to herself that come what may, she WOULD breastfeed him.

Baby slings have been under fire from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is investigating the deaths of 14 babies connected to the trendy sling-style carriers. Sling manufacturer, Infantino, is facing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over the death of a baby in one of its slings and has announced the recall of over a million of its Infantino SlingRiders. But most baby slings are safe, according to this article and this one.

Last week, I missed posting this story about how the US has granted asylum to the Romeikes, a German homeschooling family. Homeschooling is banned in Germany and the Romeikes have been persecuted by German authorities for sticking to their guns. The Virginia-based Home School Legal Defense Association helped them gain asylum in the US.

Since we are on the subject of homeschooling, John Taylor Gatto’s piece Confederacy of Dunces is probably a timely read.

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Also this week, we have Jian Eu, Swee Bin’s 17-year old son, telling us his experience with attending formal education and sitting for the IGCSEs after having been a homeschooler for 5.5 years. He scored 4 A*s and 1 A.

First-time parents will appreciate this article on the importance of touch and bonding with baby.

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