Recent scientific studies show that the baby is interacting and takes in the mother´s beneficial bacteria throughout pregnancy and during natural birth and breastfeeding. The risk for pregnancy complications seems to partially depend on whether mother´s bacteria are dominated by beneficial or potentially pathogenic strains. This new knowledge means that we need to pay close attention to the symbiotic bacteria of pregnant women and new mothers and help beneficial strains thrive and prosper.
Putting out food for the wild birds in your area will help them get the nutrition they need to thrive through the cold months. Avian nutrition means much more than tossing out a few seeds. If you’re not sure what to put on your wild bird grocery shopping list, check out this list to get started.
The choice to breastfeed or formula feed is a highly personal one, and new mothers will need to take many factors into consideration when making the decision. Experts suggest that new mothers breastfeed exclusively for at least the first six months, if possible. Besides providing you and your baby with time to bond, studies show that breastfeeding can protect your child from a variety of illnesses and conditions.
While I still believe breast is best, that doesn’t mean bottle is bad and I champion my mothers on both sides of the coin.
In honor of World Breastfeeding Month, this momma shares Part 1 of her relationship with breastfeeding including her beastfeeding timelines for each child and her variety of pumping locations.
For many first-time mommas, the thought of breastfeeding in public can seem very daunting. This practical guide aims to build confidence and technique for mommas to feed baby in a variety of situations.
When and how to feed your honeybees.
Extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby wearing...the list of attachment parenting options are endless. But are they worth the effort?
What needs doin' in the beeyard?
When honeybees are unable to store enough food for winter, the beekeeper must decide how to support the colony through the winter.
Find out how to feed rabbit babies using a goat's milk-based formula.
After the kidding is over, we take good care of our girls! And, the babies need to be bottle fed, so here are the instructions on how we feed our kids.
The contest is in honor of National Wild Bird Feeding Month.
You don't have to depend on nature to feed your bees. Take matters into your own hands and plant enough good food for your bees, so they have good, safe food all year long.
It's time to start thinking of winter for your bees. They much have enough food to get through the long months when no food is coming in. It's your job to see that they do.
The EPA is now defining a CAFO (formerly confined animal feeding operation) as a Country Animal Feeding Operation.