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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 Breastfeeding Mothers Safely Use Marijuana?

Can recreational or medical use of marijuana by a nursing mother harm her baby? 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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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

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Natural Disasters Call For Breast Milk

Nothing underscores the importance of breastfeeding like a natural disaster. In the absence of food, water, shelter, and aid, breastfeeding offers the best chance for child survival—a fact that was clearly demonstrated in Haiti during the 2010 earthquake and now... more