parenting

New Study Says Breastfeeding Benefits Are ‘Overrated’: What Do You Think?

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Have you heard that the benefits of breastfeeding baby may not actually be "benefits" at all? Researchers from Ohio State University led by Cynthia Colen, the assistant professor of sociology, found that when siblings raised in the same family were fed differently (meaning one was breastfed, the other wasn't), the long-term health results... read more

Mayim Bialik Reminds Us All What Breastfeeding in Public Is Really About

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Let's all give a serious hat-tip to Mayim Bialik, okay? The mama of two recently opened up to Huffington Post about everybody's favorite topic: breastfeeding. The celeb, who's a big believer in attachment parenting, spoke openly with HuffPo about the bias on nursing in public and why everyone needs a beginner's... read more

Help Us End the Mommy Wars at Our Moms for Moms Event!

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On Tuesday, March 4th, we'll be hosting our first ever Moms for Moms event with CTWorkingMoms.com in an effort to put the kabosh -- once and for all -- on the mommy wars. We're asking moms across the country (and around the globe!) to share their own Mommy Truths on social... read more

Moms for Moms Day Is March 4th! Join The Bump and CT Working Moms In the Fight to End the Mommy Wars

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Heard of Moms for Moms Day yet? Not so long ago, The Bump and CTWorkingMoms.com got together for a photo shoot where moms and moms-to-be shared their biggest Mommy Truths in a safe, friendly space. We created the day -- along with the team from CT Working Moms -- because we want every... read more

Mom and Dad Won’t Let Grandparents Meet New Baby Until They’re Vaccinated

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Here's what happened on Reddit two days ago: User Guy_at_the_counter revealed that he and his wife, who's due in less than four weeks with their first child, have asked their parents to get vaccinated before coming over to meet their new granddaughter. They thought it was a simple, reasonable request. But when the... read more

Baby’s Learning About Your Relationship Long Before He Learns His First Words

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Are you smarter than a baby? Probably not -- because babies as young as nine months recognize that friends are people who have similar interests. Tell me, when's the lsat time you've recognized anything before 9am (except the snooze button)? The study, published online in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General shows that babies,... read more

Bumpie Buzz: ‘Jersey Shore’ Star Reveals How She Deals With Awful Morning Sickness

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Kristen Bell Says She Won’t Hide Sex From Her Daughter — Will You?

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Proud mama Kristen Bell is totally a tell-it-like-she-sees-it kind of woman and as a mom, her motto is totally the same. So when she took to the Chelsea Lately show to dish on her parenting views, we weren't really all that surprised with how she plans to juggle her racy career in TV... read more

First-Time Dad Films the Incredible Way a New Baby Changes Everything (WATCH!)

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New daddy Kent Frost had a lot to celebrate in 2013. He photographed weddings, baby portraits and family portraits, shot family videos, enjoyed warm weather in February, cold weather in May, flooding in August and hell, he even welcomed a new baby. So just how serious is life with a newborn -- and just how... read more

Vitamin D During Pregnancy Strengthens Baby’s Muscles

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If this isn't the best reason ever to pack up and head somewhere tropical than I just don't know what is. New research says that kids are likely to have stronger muscles if their moms had higher levels of vitamin D during their pregnancies. So clear your schedules for some fun... read more