Attachment parenting resources

Dr Sears:

http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/parenting/attachment-parenting

Benefits of Attachment Parenting:

http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/parenting/attachment-parenting/7-benefits-ap

http://www.parentingscience.com/attachment-parenting.html

What is NOT AP:

http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/parenting/attachment-parenting/what-ap-not

Attachment Parenting Tools:

http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/parenting/attachment-parenting/what-ap-7-baby-bs

Breastfeeding resources 

La Leche League International

http://www.llli.org/

Breastfeeding

http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/why-breastfeeding-is-important/index.htmllhttp://www.bellybelly.com.au/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-problemshttp://www.babies.sutterhealth.org/breastfeeding/bf_production.html

Breastfeeding and Pregnancy

http://www.bellybelly.com.au/pregnancy/preparing-for-breastfeeding-during-pregnancy#.VLf1mi5UVAs

Increasing Your Supply

http://www.bellybelly.com.au/breastfeeding/foods-that-improve-breastmilk-supply

Breastfeeding & Relactation 

http://www.llli.org/faq/relactation.htmlhttp://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/relactation/

Mastitis Info:

http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mother/mastitis/

Pumping

http://www.bellybelly.com.au/breastfeeding/exclusive-pumping-secrets-to-success

Breast milk storage information 

http://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/milkstorage/milkstorage/

Breastfeeding laws / Tax Breaks

http://m.news4jax.com/news/breastfeeding-mothers-are-getting-a-tax-break/30584692http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/health/breastfeeding-state-laws.aspx

Tongue and Lip Ties

http://www.mommypotamus.com/a-step-by-step-guide-to-diagnosing-tonguelip-ties/

The Importance of Nursing at Night

http://www.bellybelly.com.au/breastfeeding/reasons-why-nighttime-breastfeeding-is-so-important

Toddlers and Beyond 

http://kellymom.com/ages/older-infant/ebf-benefits/ http://www.parenting.com/article/ask-dr-sears-extended-breastfeeding----handling-the-criticism
 

Tantrums

 http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/the_kids/2013/02/why_does_my_kid_freak_out_the_science_behind_toddler_tantrums.html
 

Aggressive behavior

http://www.positive-parents.org/2014/03/hittingaggressive-behavior-sample.html http://www.positiveparentingconnection.net/discipline-when-young-children-become-aggressive/

They Are Not Terrible. They Are Just Two

http://www.kidspot.com.au/Toddler-Behaviour-Toddler-tantrums-taming-the-terrible-twos+5973+27+article.htm http://montessorionthedouble.com/2013/04/22/the-terrible-twos-doesnt-have-to-be-terrible/

Crying it out Is harmful (CIO)

www.askdrsears.com– Science Says: Excessive Crying Could Be Harmful: http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/health-concerns/fussy-baby/science-says-excessive-crying-could-be-harmful

The Dangers of Leaving Your Baby to Cry by MargaretChuong-Kim, M.A.: http://drbenkim.com/articles-attachment-parenting.html

 www.phdinparenting.com-http://www.phdinparenting.com/blog/2008/7/5/cry-it-out-cio-10-reasons-why-it-is-not-for-us.html

www.mothering.com- Crying for Comfort: Distressed Babies Need to Be Held:http://www.mothering.com/articles/crying-for-comfort/

http://www.janetlansbury.com/2011/09/7-reasons-to-calm-down-about-babies-crying/http://www.examiner.com/article/study-shows-babies-who-cry-it-out-remain-stressedhttp://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201112/dangers-crying-it-out
 

Why You Should Never Spank and what is Wrong With Time Outs

http://www.wtop.com/267/3710252/Are-time-outs-a-thing-of-the-pasthttp://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/positive-discipline/timeoutshttp://www.elizabethgrattan.com/prose/doingparentingwrong

Connection Based Discipline

http://www.creativechild.com/articles/view/connection-based-disciplinehttp://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/positive-discipline/positive-discipline

Bed sharing and co sleeping

http://neuroanthropology.net/2008/12/21/cosleeping-and-biological-imperatives-why-human-babies-do-not-and-should-not-sleep-alone/

http://www.askdrsears.com/news//dr-sears-addresses-recent-co-sleeping-concernshttp://www.askdrsears.com/topics/health-concerns/sleep-problems/scientific-benefits-co-sleeping

Nutrition


Circumcision resources 

Meta-analysis of circumcision research 
http://www.hindawi.com/isrn/urology/2013/109846/

This document outlines the deaths caused by circumcision in the US.
http://db.tt/0LW1FHVy

All the myths about circumcision and how they are dispelled.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201109/myths-about-circumcision-you-likely-believe

Boy wants to be a girl after botched circumcision
http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/11/09/52144.htm

Cost benefit analysis of circumcision. 
http://mdm.sagepub.com/content/24/6/584.abstract

US Navy Study that shows circumcision has no effect on HIV or STI infection rates.
http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA458066

Article to Appear in AAP's "Pediatrics" journal.
http://www.circumstitions.com/Docs/aap-12-europe.pdf

All the statements made my medical organizations about circumcision, and they are cited.
www.cirp.org/library/statements/

Men complaining about being circumcised against their will.
www.mendocomplain.com

When a newborn baby boy is circumcised, it is done without pain medication. The only "relief" he receives is sugar water. He feels every single cut. And it is excruciating. It permanently alters the MRI waves in the brain
circumsion permantly alters the brain. you can read about it here. http://www.circumcision.org/brain.htm
And here
http://www.drmomma.org/2009/10/mri-studies-brain-permanently-altered.html

Here is an article comprised of 38 different European physicians from 16 different countries dispelling the American myths of circumcision:
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2013/03/12/peds.2012-2896.full.pdf+html

Here are three fantastic articles with hundreds of medical sources and evidence-based counter arguments to each and every myth regarding circumcision "benefits":
http://www.icgi.org/information/full-disclosure-informed-consent/
http://www.mothersagainstcirc.org/fleiss.html 
http://www.skeptic.org.uk/magazine/onlinearticles/711-infant-circumcision

Half an hour long documentary of sorts by a professional during a course on sexuality ("Elephant in the Hospital"):
http://www.library.georgetown.edu/gelardin/showcase/entries/circumcision-elephant-hospital

Cultural bias in the AAP's 2012 Technical Report and Policy Statement on male circumcision:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/23509170/

The functions of the foreskin, explained in depth:
http://www.drmomma.org/2009/09/functions-of-foreskin-purposes-of.html?m=1

An American urologist, whose special is genital health, writing about the dangers of circumcision:
http://birthbootcamp.com/should-i-circumcise-my-baby-guest-post-by-dr-adrienne-carmack-urologist/

The link to Dr. Carmack's Facebook page, where she shares lots of information:
https://m.facebook.com/AdrienneCarmackMd

Gallery of circumcised men vs. intact men and healthy penises (NSFW):
http://www.circumstraint.com/gallery_images.html

A gallary of the mutilation done by circumcision and more information about the intact penis:  
http://www.circumcisionharm.org/gallery%20intact.htm

A February 2013 Belgian study “confirms the importance of the foreskin for penile sensitivity, overall sexual satisfaction, and penile functioning. Furthermore, this study shows that a higher percentage of circumcised men experience discomfort or pain and unusual sensations as compared with the uncircumcised population. Before circumcision without medical indication, adult men, and parents considering circumcision of their sons, should be informed of the importance of the foreskin in male sexuality.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23374102?dopt=Abstract

A study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found circumcision is associated with higher rates of STIs and HIV. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02871.x/abstract

A recent study in Denmark found circumcised men have a much higher rate of sexual problems.http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/06/13/ije.dyr104.short?rss=1
Renowned health expert Dr. Dean Edell has spoken out against infant circumcision for decades.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk8bfpCADcA

When scientists used fine-touch medical instruments to measure the fine-touch sensory responses in the penis, they found: “The glans of the circumcised penis is less sensitive to fine touch than the glans of the uncircumcised penis. The transitional region from the external to the internal prepuce is the most sensitive region of the uncircumcised penis and more sensitive than the most sensitive region of the circumcised penis. Circumcision ablates the most sensitive parts of the penis.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17378847

Recently Men’s Health Magazine interviewed Dr. Anthony Weinhaus, Ph.D., director of the University of Minnesota’s Human Anatomy program, who said: “Male foreskin takes years to separate from the glans (head), which is unusual enough of a process to suggest one if its main functions may help prevent infection, especially in infants. It helps shield the opening of… the urethra from any contaminates or bacteria, explains Weinhaus. It also protects your reproductive chances: Without a foreskin, the glans rubs against objects, like your clothes, and develops a thick layer of skin to desensitize itself, Weinhaus says. Foreskin keeps men more sexually sensitive, which would’ve encouraged our ancestors to reproduce more.”http://mhltm.ag/1kV8ijW

Dr. David Chamberlain of the Association for Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health and Dr. James W. Prescott address the trauma associated with genital mutilation of infants.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAGNnqyNidYhttp://www.cirp.org/library/psych/boyle6/

A 2009 study of 35 clinical trials involving 1,997 newborns concluded that dorsal penile nerve block and EMLA do not eliminate circumcision pain, and that trials of oral acetaminophen, sugar solutions, pacifiers, music, and other environmental modifications to reduce circumcision pain did not prove them effective. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0012623/