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Natural Ways To Boost Immunity

Adding natural immune boosters to your child’s diet may reduce the number, severity, and duration of common childhood infections. Here are the more ... more

Is There A Right Way To Wash Hands?

What are the best handwashing techniques to teach my children to properly wash their hands?

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March Of Dimes Calls On U.S. To Redefine Goals On Preterm Birth

Would you be satisfied with a “worst 10 percent” ranking in infant health? An article from this month’s Pediatrics co-authored by Dr. Jennifer Howse, president of the March of Dimes, urges health care professionals to re-evaluate preterm birth in the... more

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Can I Reduce My Baby’s Risk Of Celiac Disease?

Many mothers are told that by simply breastfeeding until their baby is ready for solids (around 4–6 months of age), and then introducing foods containing gluten (wheat, rye, or barley), they can help prevent celiac disease. In fact, baby gooroo... more

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Don’t Let Your Baby Sleep On A Sofa

You may think the sofa is a suitable place for your baby to nap. It’s soft. It’s convenient. It doesn’t seem all that different from a bed. You can fold a load of laundry and still keep an eye on... more

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Allergic Trick-or-Treaters Head To Homes With Teal Pumpkins

Orange and black are the traditional colors of Halloween, but this year you may want to consider adding some teal to the mix. A U.S.-based advocacy group is encouraging families to display teal pumpkins as a sign of welcome and... more

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Flu Spray Preferred For Children Ages 2–8

It has become a truism of public health: Another year, another flu vaccination. Since 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that every person 6 months of age or older receive the flu vaccine. For... 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!