7 Reasons Why Your Face Is Shrinking

While attending one of our son’s high school sporting events recently, I was struck by how many of the teens had narrow facial features. From the side, it was clear that many had recessed jaws with pushed-back mandibles. I was also reminded of attending a football game last year, seeing something similar with many of […]

Longer Breastfeeding Tied to Better Development

There’s no doubt about the benefits of breastfeeding, but most of the benefits that are written about in medical journals is related to the nutritional and immunologic benefits of human breast milk. Here’s one more of many articles touting the developmental benefits of breastfeeding over bottle-feeding. Most of the studies compare breast milk (including pumped […]

Breast-feeding Linked to Social Status

Here’s an interesting study showing that being breast-fed as an infant was associated with a higher social status later in life. While the article gives some very good plausible reasons for this finding, nowhere does it mention the well-known finding by dentists that bottle-feeding can aggravate dental crowding, which can potentially lead to problems breathing […]

The Benefits of Breastfeeding on Breathing

The American Academy of Pediatrics just published a policy statement reiterating their recommendation that infants should be breastfed exclusively for 6 months. They also made this recommendation in their 2005 paper, but this time they actually quantify the health benefits.  The authors wrote that others have suggested that more than 900 infant deaths per year […]