Pregnancy and Lactation Weekly Digest

For the Week Ending July 24, 2022. 

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Albie loves Ella

This three year old loves his baby sister so much, and isn’t shy about telling her so. Watch and listen here.

This is important for you because it literally couldn’t be sweeter.

Daycare apps

Daycare apps are neither secure nor private. The companies store and share the data they collect about babies’ nap times and diaper changes. Read more here.

This is important for you because “The revelations about bad data-handling in childcare apps are disturbingly predictable. These are the very same bad practices that Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Ron Wyden have raised with mental health apps like Betterhelp and Talkspace.”

Baby bonds?

In an effort to alleviate inequity in the accrual of generational wealth, Democrats in some states are suggesting that maybe every baby should be issued a bond that will mature when it does, at eighteen years of age. Those that need more will get more. Read more here.

This is important for you because “The idea is that, over time, as full generations of kids receive this, some of this wealth inequity, especially this racial wealth divide, will begin to narrow because there is this basis for everybody to begin building that wealth,” according to Shira Markoff, policy fellow at Prosperity Now.

What Alexandra Petri has been up to the last four months

The Washington Post columnist has been mothering, that’s what. And now she’s writing about it. Read more here.

This is important for you because you are not alone.

The most popular article on The Pulse this week was Aortic Aneurysm During Pregnancy. 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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