Breastfeeding Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Diarrhea

    Diarrhea: Your A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to diarrhea: Normal baby stool can look a lot like an adult’s diarrhea stool. Healthy baby poop is often soft and runny, and (especially in the first month) quite frequent. One 2-week-old with 10 runny stools a day may be perfectly healthy, while another 4-month-old with 3 stools a day, all firmer than the […]

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  • Type 1 Diabetes

    Type I Diabetes: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Diabetes mellitus – type I Introduction to diabetes: When a child starts drinking more or urinating more frequently, the thought of diabetes often springs into the parents’ minds. When should parents be concerned? What is diabetes? In healthy children a hormone called insulin pushes sugar from the blood into the body’s cells where […]

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  • cough

    Cough: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to cough: Your home calms at night, the children are tucked into bed – but then loud coughing replaces the silence. It’s impressive that a body so small can cough so loud. What is a cough? Coughing is an important part of the body’s defense system. It forcefully propels unwanted invaders up and out […]

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    Common Cold: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Upper respiratory tract infection, URI, Nasopharyngitis, Viral rhinosinusitis. Introduction to a common cold: It’s called the “common cold” for a reason. Your child will probably have more colds than any other type of illness. Most kids have had eight to ten colds by their second birthdays and they continue throughout childhood (and their […]

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  • Allergies

    Allergies (Allergic Rhinitis): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Nasal allergies, Allergic rhinitis, Hay fever, Seasonal allergic rhinitis, Perennial allergic rhinitis, Pollen allergy, House dust allergy, Pet allergies, Mold allergies Introduction to allergies: Children with allergies tend to get more ear infections, more colds, and have more sleepless nights than their peers. Far too often, the underlying allergies are missed and children […]

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  • Baby Gets West Nile from Nursing

    Baby Gets West Nile from Nursing

    On October 3, 2002, a baby boy born in Michigan on September 2, 2002 became the youngest person known to have been infected by the West Nile virus in the United States. At that time the total number of cases stood at 2530, with 125 deaths. The CDC reports that this baby got it from […]

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  • Breast Feeding and Asthma

    Breast Feeding and Asthma

    We’ve known for awhile that when mothers have asthma (or related conditions such as eczema and hay fever) breast feeding for at least 4 to 6 months will lower the risk of her child developing asthma.

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  • Breastfeeding Advantages for Mom!

    Breastfeeding Advantages for Mom!

    About 25,000 cases of invasive breast cancer could be prevented each year if women breastfed each of their children for an average of 8-9 months, instead of the current average of 2-3 months, according to a landmark study of almost 150,000 women published in the July 20, 2002 issue of The Lancet.

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  • Breastfeeding Drops Risk of Obesity

    Breastfeeding Drops Risk of Obesity

    Childhood obesity rates continue to climb. However, babies who are breastfed have a 30 percent drop in their risk of obesity, according to a study published in the June 8, 2002 issue of The Lancet. This study looked at more than 32,000 children who were 3 to 4 years old.

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  • Fussing While Feeding

    Fussing While Feeding

    My 8 week old son will, at least once or twice a day, act like he is hungry – crying fisting his mouth, licking his lips, etc. And it will be at least 2 1/2 to 3 hours past…

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