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W is for… Wednesday Weird Parenting News (The Very Breast Edition)

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breastfeeding3Welcome to this week’s Weird Parenting News! This week has celebrity sparkle… and lots of breasts. So sit down, nurse your baby, and read the oddest and most talked-about stories of the week.

Breastfed brainiacs? Here’s a story that’s creating quite the controversy. A study following a group of nearly 3,500 newborns for 30 years, recently published in The Lancet journal, links a longer duration of breastfeeding with increased adult IQs, longer schooling, and higher adult earnings. (Of course, the study fails to mention that the non-breastfed newborns were fed a steady diet of whiskey and Slim Jims for the first year…) Read the story here.

If it’s OK with Daryl… As some of you know, I have a soft spot for The Walking Dead. And so I was really moved by this photo of Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on the show, in which he poses with two nursing moms in support of breastfeeding. Either that, or he just wanted to see some boobs. Either way, check out the story.

If you want a date night…move to Michigan. How much should you pay a babysitter? A recent survey from Care.com lists the most and least expensive cities for hiring a sitter. Spoiler alert: if you live in San Francisco, invest in Netflix. Learn more here.

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