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Posted on May 5th, 2014 by Jessica M. Lang | Parenting

The first time I saw a toddler breastfeeding I was in my twenties, and sitting shiva after my father passed away. A friend of my stepmother’s came by the house with her two-and-a-half year old twins, and nursed them on the living room sofa.  After they left, someone commented that she found it strange for […]

Posted on June 10th, 2013 by Jessica M. Lang | General, Parenting

What I love: a bunch of friends and family getting together to celebrate an upcoming baby. What I don’t love: everyone dropping a bunch of money on heavily marketed consumer products that may or may not end up being useful, or enjoyed. Superstores are full of gear, much of it is cute, all of it […]

Posted on August 24th, 2012 by Jessica M. Lang | General

  My kids introduced me to a TV show – “My Cat from Hell” – about a guy with a weird beard and Rock&Roll tattoos who helps out people whose cats are ruining their lives. They call him because their cat attacks them constantly, bites and scratches, trashes the furniture, terrorizes other pets, harasses the […]

Posted on August 24th, 2012 by Jessica M. Lang | General

First published March 21 2011 on The Other Baby Blog In second grade, I brought in a newspaper story about my mother’s appointment to a government post that started with, “She’s a feminist – yet very feminine.”(!) I remember my mother and grandmother pinning an ERA banner on me when I was small, and explaining […]

Posted on August 24th, 2012 by Jessica M. Lang | General

“My baby isn’t gaining enough weight.” Many of my consults start this way. But even with the same starting point, these visits can go in so many different directions, because so many factors are involved. Physical issues can come from the mother’s side or the baby’s, and there are always personal and family dynamics to […]