Finds of the Week:
- Bottle-feeding and the Risk of Pyloric Stenosis, Pediatrics — Study published in the October issue of Pediatrics: “Bottle-fed infants experienced a 4.6-fold higher risk of [pyloric stenosis, a narrowing of the opening from the stomach into the small intestine] compared with infants who were not bottle-fed.” Another reason to be thankful for breastfeeding!
- Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, PBS Independent Lens — Documentary on how oppression against women is being confronted around the globe through changes in health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. You can watch it through October 8th — go now!!
- How Self-Expression Damaged My Students, The Atlantic — A former South Bronx teacher recalls how his own idealism kept his class from learning how to write.
- Is Food Writing Important?, Huffington Post — Why food writing is important
- My quick visit to a salmon farm in Norway: a brief report, Food Politics — Pictures and descriptions of what goes on in a good salmon farm. (And it’s still filled with unnatural feed, antibotics, and red dye.)
- The Mom Stays in the Picture, Huffington Post — Why we should make a point of being in pictures with our kids even if we aren’t all made up and put together.
- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Is Making a Huge Mistake by Cutting Her Maternity Leave Short, Slate — This is spot on: who cares about the pressure her “example” might put on other women; is she really doing the best thing for her baby?
Pins in Honor of the Cranberry Festival