Monday, October 29, 2007

Cindy Crawford and her baby sling

Style and fitness icon Cindy Crawford shares how she used a sling to do her post-baby workout

"Since having my son, I find I have a lot less time to work out, and it's nearly impossible to do it at a scheduled time," Cindy Crawford says. "My prenatal yoga teacher encouraged us to walk up to five miles a day. I only made it that far once, but I did walk two to three miles a couple times a week. And now I do those same walks with my little guy in a sling."

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Will I Spoil My Baby If I Carry Her in a Sling?

Question: My friends and family feel that my baby’s going to be too dependent because she’s being worn in a sling a lot.

Answer: Researchers have discovered that a baby who doesn't receive responsive care — one who's rigidly scheduled to "cry it out" and spends a lot of alone time in a crib or playpen — develops a high level of stress hormones. This baby wouldn't be in physiologic balance. On the other hand, an attachment-parented infant is held frequently in the arms of a caregiver responding to the child's needs, and as a result, the infant grows up in a state of hormonal balance. The caregiver actually enhances a baby's physiologic well-being.

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Monday, October 22, 2007


To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Babies protect mothers against breast cancer: New study

WASHINGTON, Oct 2, 2007 (AFP) - Having children could reduce the risk of getting breast cancer because cells with strong protective characteristics are transferred from the baby in the womb to the mother, a study showed Tuesday.

Researchers in Seattle studied 82 women, 35 of whom had been diagnosed with breast cancer, to test a theory that fetal cells which take up residence in the mother -- called fetal micro-chimerism -- protect against breast cancer. "

Most studies have looked at autoimmune diseases where chimerism has been shown to be bad, but so many women harbor micro-chimerism after pregnancy in detectable levels that I reasoned there must be some reason why nature decided this must be a good thing to do," the lead author on the study, V. K. Gadi told AFP."Perhaps it's this function of clearing cancer cells from your body. Another possibility is that it could participate in tissue repair," he said.

"My hypothesis was that maybe fetal cells can get into a mother and recognise a pre-cancer breast cancer cell and kill it before it becomes an active cancer," Gadi said."We have other studies from our group where we believe stem cells are really what are coming over, establishing themselves in various tissues and reproducing themselves," he added, urging follow-up studies.

Fetal cells could remain in the mother for the duration of her life, offering protection against cancer, Gadi said. The results of the study were published in the October issue of Cancer Research.

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