The Thursday Round Up

I’m trying something new this week. I’ve been keeping my out for the most interesting blog posts, articles, and studies that came across my news feed this past week. I’m going to try to do this every week.  We will see how it goes.

First, if you didn’t hear about it yet, ACOG has now changed the definition of “full term” to 39 weeks. Here is the MPR story on the change.  Of course, some of us are highly skeptical of the change. Over on, economist Emily Oster wonders what kind of unforeseen consequences we will have from these new definitions.

And did you hear about the “study” (Yes, editorial right to place study in quotes. Imagine me doing air quotes for full effect.) that found that shared breastmilk was tainted? No?  Read about it first in the write up on it in the New York Times. Once you get over the shock and the horror, read the educated and informed editorial on it from the blog for the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

I caught this blurb about bottle feeding and stomach obstruction. It makes sense.

And don’t read the Slate article on car seats.  I’m not going to even link to it. It’s not accurate, and I don’t care what the author says about anything. Nothing is worth putting your child’s life a risk.

That’s what I have today. If you found anything good from the last 7 days that I missed, share in the comment section below!




Veronica Jacobsen, BA, CLC, CPST, LCCE, FACCE
Birth Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Child Passenger Safety Technician, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators

Opening BabyLove in September of 2011 has allowed me to build a space where all families can come to get good information in a caring, welcoming environment. I have found that not only do I love teaching more than ever, but I also really love running a business. Hopefully my passion for every aspect of BabyLove shines through.
I live in Richfield with my husband, and I am a mother of a two great children. When I can steal a few free moments, I love to go on adventures with my family, cook, garden, thrift, can, and craft.