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10 Ways To Keep Germs At Bay

Germs are everywhere! Here are 10 ways parents can help protect their children and reduce their risk of illness.

Can Certain Foods Increase My Milk Supply?

Are there certain foods I can eat that will increase my milk supply?

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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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Protect Your Baby With Parent Whooping Cough Vaccine

Pertussis—better knowing as “whooping cough”—has been rapidly spreading across the nation with a total of 28,639 cases being reported in the United States in 2013. The disease reached epidemic levels in California, and the Minnesota Department of Health has reported 750 cases so... more

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New Standard For Fetal & Newborn Growth

A team of researchers led by experts from Oxford University (U.K.) have, for the first time, developed an international standard for assessing babies’ growth during pregnancy and size at birth. Drawing on the same multi-site approach used by the World... 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!