World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration that takes place in more than 120 countries across the globe. Why? You may have heard about the controversy surrounding breastfeeding. Some people feel very strongly that it is not a socially acceptable practice . Others are in favor of it and are trying to foster an attitude of acceptance.
Why not examine both sides of the argument? Then, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about whether or not you’d like to support this cause.
A good percentage of the people who are against breastfeeding simply do not feel that it’s appropriate in a public setting. They consider this to be an activity best left at home. Why?
Exposure. For the most part, in American culture, a woman’s breasts are considered private body parts. Therefore, many people consider it a form of indecent exposure. Some feel that breastfeeding in public with a cover is acceptable, while others are against it entirely.
Intimacy. Nursing is a physically and emotionally intimate act between a mother and her child. They feel this should be kept personal and private, not necessarily because it’s morally wrong, but because it can make others uncomfortable.
Danger. In public, it’s hard to know who’s around and watching. In other words, there’s the potential to attract inappropriate attention, possibly even putting mother and baby at risk of an attack.
The thyroid is a small H-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. It’s situated between the cartilages of the larynx, also known as the voice box. While it’s not impressive in size, it is impressive when you consider the essential functions it fuels.
What are some of these functions? Even more important, what are some common problems that disrupt the way it works? Last but not least, how can you avoid those issues and keep this important gland in working order?
Did you know that more than 3 million people in the U.S. alone have glaucoma?
Did you know that by 2030, that number is expected to rise by nearly 60%?
Did you know that an individual with glaucoma can lose as much as 40% of their sight without even noticing?
Those facts alone answer the question, “Why is raising glaucoma awareness so important?” How can this eyesight thief be stopped if, on a grand scale, most don’t know that it poses a threat to them? Consider the following important facts to get you started on the road to increased awareness of this disease.
You know the signs. Your child keeps pulling at his or her ear in discomfort. There’s pus or fluid draining from the ear. You notice trouble hearing, sleeping and perhaps even balancing. The ear discomfort usually follows or happens at the same time as other symptoms like sore throat, cough, and runny nose. They’re unusually fussy and have even come down with a fever.
These are all possible symptoms of the dreaded ear infection, which keeps many parents up at night as they try to care for their uncomfortable little ones. Have you ever wondered what causes these infections or if they can be prevented? Furthermore, what’s the best way to care for a suffering child? Wonder no more.