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Common Food Allergies

Does your child have a food allergy? Read on to learn about allergies, how common they are in children, symptoms, and more.

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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7 Playground Safety Tips For Toddlers

Playgrounds provide great opportunities for outdoor fun and fresh air for children of all ages. Unfortunately, they also provide ample opportunities for accidents. About 200,000 U.S. children receive treatment in emergency rooms each year for playground-related injuries. Accidents do happen,... more

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Is Dirt Bad For Babies?

Is it okay to let my baby dig in the dirt? I don’t worry about her messing up her clothes but I do worry about her health. more

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What You Need To Know About Lead

“Lead poisoning” sounds dramatic and deliberate, but it is a serious health disorder affecting nearly a half-million U.S. children. It goes largely undetected because it is caused by a substance that is often too small to see and that can... 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!