Strollers and towels

Since I became mother, I start noticing things that previously were not of my interest. I see a lot of parents shading their babies strollers with towels or covers. Their intent is clear to me: protect their babies from the light and let them sleep peacefully. I also thought that during these hot summer days,Continue reading “Strollers and towels”

Thumbs and trunks sucking

There is something that baby mammals always do: suck their thumbs (or trunks in case of elephant). Several benefits have been associated with thumb-sucking: it relaxes babies, it slows down heart and breathing rates and regulates stomach muscle movements. Thumb- and trunk-sucking is associated with food and mom, and therefore is the most comforting actionContinue reading “Thumbs and trunks sucking”

Breastfeeding and mental health

Today I want to talk about a very delicate topic: breastfeeding. We all know that milk produced by women is the best nutritional choice for newborn. Just to give you an example, recently, on Nature Zeng and collaborators published a very interesting paper regarding maternal milk and enteric diseases. Babies in developing countries often sufferContinue reading “Breastfeeding and mental health”