Shattering Some Myths About Attachment Parenting

Last week was a great week for breastfeeding and attachment parenting. First, the actress Mayim Bialik released her new book, all about AP. It’s called Beyond the Sling. I haven’t read it yet but it appears to be very good, meaning, I agree with it, since I like what she says about AP myths here http://www.mayimbialik.net/beyondthesling/myths.html  It’s not so much cool that someone from Hollywood is promoting attachment parenting as it is that a hip neuroscientist is. (Mayim has a PhD in neuroscience.)

Also, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a new statement about breastfeeding, which uses better language, saying that breastfeeding is the norm. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/02/22/peds.2011-3552.full.pdf+html I haven’t read the whole statement, but I like what I see so far! The abstract says that breastfeeding should not just be considered a lifestyle choice, but a public health issue. Hooray!

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