Welcome to Friday Favorites! If you’re new to the blog, here’s how to play along. Every Friday I devote my post to showcasing awesome blog posts by other bloggers that I’ve read over the past week or two. Then, I invite you to do the same and link up. This is any easy way to share the love and find great new blogs.
First up this week is the post A Little Breakfast, A Big Lesson in Emotional Intelligence by Annie Fox. She writes about the lesson she learned in the importance of expressing emotions, and how that has changed her parenting. I think we probably all have things we’ve observed from our childhoods that we’d like to try different with our own kids.
Next is someone who (whom?) *gasp* I’ve met in real life! Kate is pretty famous in Twitter breastfeeding circles, and she has guest posted on this blog before. Kate’s post It’s Not Just Parenting Websites Promoting Similac’s Latest Ploy is in reference to the Babble incident that some of us wrote about earlier this week. Unfortunately, as Kate shows us, there are DOCTORS who are referring their breastfeeding patients to formula companies for advice. If a patient has questions about formula feeding their infant, by all means refer them to a formula company’s phone line! That would make sense! But a patient who is trying to be breastfeeding should be referred to places that have an interest in helping her succeed, not end up using their product.
Last but not least is a post I came across via Facebook yesterday. It’s written by Neil Kramer and entitled The Inconsiderate Breastfeeding Woman. I thought his account of observing a nursing mother and his main issue with her was really funny, and the comments are worth a read through as well!