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Amy Spangler

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Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe For Kids?

Is it safe to give a child food containing artificial sweeteners? more

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Can I Use Marijuana If I Am Breastfeeding?

Crystal Cain, a Portland, Oregon mother was recently barred from breastfeeding her newborn after telling the staff at the birthing hospital that she used medical marijuana, prescribed by her midwife, to treat her anxiety and nausea. Eventually, the medical staff... more

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Baby’s First Breastfeeding

You’ve read the books. You’ve watched the videos. You’ve attended the classes. You’ve anticipated and wondered: “Will I be able to breastfeed?” “Will it be painful?” “Will I make enough milk?” “What will I do if I can’t breastfeed?” Truthfully,... more

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Which Medications Are Safe?

Pregnant? Breastfeeding? Sick? Reluctant to take medication for fear it will harm your baby? You’re not alone. Expectant and new parents have long received mixed messages when it comes to drug safety. Now, with more and more parents turning to... more

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Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Linked To ADHD In Kids

Link any food, drink, or drug with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and you will likely garner a great deal of attention. An estimated 3 to 7 percent of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, ranging from a low... more

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How Do I Manage Plugged Ducts?

I have a small, painful lump in my breast. How can I tell if it’s a plugged duct or something more serious? more

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Can I Breastfeed If There Is Blood In My Milk?

My nipples are cracked and bleeding. Do I need to stop breastfeeding? Will the blood in my milk hurt my baby? more

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Do I Need To Follow A Special Diet While Breastfeeding?

Do I need to change what I eat when I breastfeed? Do I need to avoid certain foods? more

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Is There A Remedy For Sore Nipples?

My nipples are cracked and bleeding. They are so painful I am almost tempted to stop breastfeeding. What can I do? more

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Is Fish Safe To Eat?

Confused about how much seafood (fish and shellfish) to eat during pregnancy or while breastfeeding? Blame it on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Four months have passed since a group of bipartisan Senators sent a letter to President Obama... more