Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

For the Week Ending January 17, 2021. 

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Mom Truths

Best friends Cat and Nat blew off so much steam exchanging #MOMTRUTHS–”anything about motherhood – the good, the bad, the ugly – with a witty spin; normalizing and finding humor in even the most taboo topics (like Sex BEFORE vs. AFTER babies.)”–that they made a game featuring them. Read more here.

This is important for you because it won’t be challenging to come up with your own MOMTRUTHS; may as well make it fun.

Whichever milk you want

Which milk is best for you and your growing family? There are so many conflicting and confusing recommendations it can be hard to figure out. But if you are generally healthy and eat a generally balanced diet, it shouldn’t really matter. Read more here.

This is important for you because it can make grocery shopping so much easier.


Are you obligated to give hand-me-downs to family members? Every family dynamic is different, and you may have to negotiate this one on a case by case basis. Read more here.

This is important for you because baby stuff can be expensive, take up tons of space, and is only useful for a short while–why not let someone else get some use out if it?

Baby bust

Will COVID-19 yield a baby bust in 2021? We can’t know quite yet, but it seems likely. Read more here.

This is important for you because this little one you’re carrying may have diminished competition getting in to college in eighteen years.

The most important article on The Pulse this week was Surgery for Benign Breast Conditions Safe for Breastfeeding Moms. Read it here.

Diana Gitig
Dr. Diana Gitig has a Ph.D. in cell biology and genetics from Cornell University, and has been writing about issues in biology – from molecular biology to cancer to immunology to neuroscience to nutrition to agriculture - for the past fifteen years. She has three teenaged children.

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