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10 Must-Haves For Baby

When it comes to baby products, how do you know what's needed and what's junk? Here are 10 must-haves for your home.

Does My Baby Need Vitamin D Supplements?

Do exclusively breastfed babies need vitamin D supplements? Why? How much?

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BPS A Dangerous Replacement For BPA

If you’ve shopped for baby bottles or sippy cups lately, it’s a sure thing you’ve seen the words “BPA free” splashed across product labels. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of bisphenol-A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical... more

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Study Shows Breastfeeding Reduces Risk Of Childhood Obesity

Ever since a pair of journal articles were published in 2013, the relationship between breastfeeding and childhood obesity has seemed controversial and inconclusive. On one side, analyses from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the World... more

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Battling Bedtime? Devices In The Bedroom Could Be The Reason

Search for books on “children and sleep” on Amazon.com and you’ll find more than 40,000 titles. It’s no wonder. Sleep is one of the most important—and most vexing—topics faced by families with children of any age. We want them to... more

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Is There A Flu Epidemic?

If you think that influenza has been particularly bad in the U.S. this year, it seems you may be right. Although it’s too soon to know for sure—flu season typically runs from late October until May—early data suggests that the... more

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AAP Shares 4 Skin-Care Tips For Children With Eczema

Since my 7-year-old child was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis (“eczema”) as an infant, year after year, the change of season has caused his symptoms to flare. Since, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Section on Dermatology, “environmental factors”... 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!