"First, I feel like a stranger in a strange and amazing new land – a man with a huge responsibility. Dad is my new full-time job description... and a work in progress." Find out what really goes on in the mind of a new Dad with this heartfelt letter to the mother of his child and the love of his life!
Some new moms hear that breastfeeding is “the most natural thing in the world” and other moms find breastfeeding can feel more like a skill than an instinct. They may even worry about whether their experience is “normal.”
Many new moms, who start breastfeeding, find themselves hearing some of these “old wives tales” and myths about breastfeeding that have no scientific basis or even logical justification. We’re here to help! Here are a few common breastfeeding myths – and the real facts you need to know.
Babies are born ready to breastfeed and according to the laws of nature, instinctively know exactly what to do. Latching onto its mother’s breast should be the most natural thing in the world for a newborn, but that is often not the case.
Breastmilk production is the subject of many breastfeeding myths. There is a common misconception that a mother’s breasts are like big bottles that constantly fill with breastmilk by some magical process separate from baby and mom. Babies then feed on tap from this ever-full reservoir. However, the truth is more complicated. Rather than “supply and demand,” breastfeeding actually works by a method of “demand and supply.” A mother will produce only the amount of breastmilk that her baby wants.
Since the development of Viagra, male sexual dysfunction has received increasing acknowledgement and attention. On the other hand, female sexual dysfunction is much less discussed, and often more complex to treat.