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10 Most Common New Parent Worries

All parents worry about the growth and development of their baby. Find out which concerns top the list and get tips for managing ... more

How Much Solid Food Does My Baby Need Each Day?

How much solid food should I be offering my baby each day?

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Does Similac’s New Ad Campaign Merit Applause?

Sometimes social media can feel like one big commercial. Between the Dove real beauty campaign, the feminist battle cry of the Goldie Blox product launch, and graham cracker and smartphone companies showing support for same-sex marriage and gay rights, our... 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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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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CDC Accepting Comments On Circumcision Recommendations

It was just two years ago that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) came out in support of male circumcision, with the release of a policy statement that “the health benefits of... more

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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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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!