Breastfeeding: Tips and topics for the science-minded

Gaugin painting detail of breastfeeding

© 2008-14 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved These breastfeeding tips and feature articles are based on discoveries in evolutionary, cross-cultural, and clinical research. Here you’ll find evidence-based information on such topics as • Newborns.What they can smell and taste, and the evidence in favor of frequent feedings for newborns (and against a regimented newborn … Continue reading

Evidence-based tips for breastfeeding moms: A guide for the science-minded

Gaugin painting detail of breastfeeding

© 2008-2014 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved Breastfeeding may be natural, but it isn’t automatic (Volk 2009). Here are some tips for breastfeeding moms, based on research by lactation experts, anthropologists, and social scientists. For more evidence-based information about breastfeeding, see this collection of Parenting Science articles. 1. Don’t be bamboozled by the myth … Continue reading