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12 Must-Try Potty Training Tips

Must-try tips to help you—and your child—face this parenting challenge with a smile (and some reality).

Give Breast Milk Or Solids First?

Once a baby is starting solids, should she be fed breastfeed or solid foods first at mealtime?

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Cost-Savings Benefits Of Childhood Vaccinations

Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues an updated schedule of recommended vaccines for infants and children. Yet it’s estimated that as many as 1 in every 10 children do not receive the recommended vaccinations, and... more


Preemies Thrive In Language-Rich Environments

Even before birth, babies hear and respond to the sounds around them. Their mother’s heartbeat… her voice… the beat of an often-played piece of music… Dad’s voice. The last weeks of a full-term pregnancy tend to be rich with examples... more

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Early Use Of Infant Formula A Slippery Slope

It appears that the end may justify the means after all. At least that’s what the results of a recent study in Pediatrics suggest. Spurred by widespread efforts to increase breastfeeding rates—from banning hospital gift bags with infant formula samples... more

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Hospitals Should Support Rooming-In

Should you welcome your baby into the world with open arms, or sequester him in a hospital nursery in the hours after birth? A trio of experts, on behalf of the Cochrane Collaborative, sought to answer this question. In particular,... more

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AAP Resolution On Free Infant Formula Not Among Top 10

July, 2012, Massachusetts became the second state to ensure that families in its hospitals and birthing centers would not be inundated with formula marketing bags. But Massachusetts is not alone in its efforts to restrict formula marketing. November, 2011, Laura... more

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tip of the day

  • Supply and demand are key to milk production—the more milk your baby takes, the more milk you make!
  • Estrogen can decrease your milk supply, so talk with your doctor before taking birth control pills with estrogen.
  • Frequent, runny, yellow stools and clear or pale yellow urine are signs that your baby is getting enough to eat.
  • Supply and demand are key to milk production—the more milk your baby takes, the more milk you make!
  • Diabetic moms find their insulin needs are lower while breastfeeding.
  • Breastfeeding makes reconnecting at the end of the workday a celebration.
  • Respond to criticism with humor: “Oh, I’m sure he’ll wean before he goes to college!”
  • Offering more meals and snacks during the day may lead to fewer meals at night.
  • Holding your baby skin-to-skin for at least the 1st hour after birth is best way to get to know your baby & to start to breastfeed.
  • Supply and demand are key to milk production—the more milk your baby takes, the more milk you make!