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  • When Does the Flavor Hit Breast Milk?

    When Does the Flavor Hit Breast Milk?

    As you might expect, different flavors appear to take a different amount of time to enter breast milk. In one recent study, researchers gave breastfeeding mothers capsules of banana, caraway seed, licorice, or menthol flavors, and tested their breast milk to see when the flavors arrived and when they left. Banana peaked and was gone […]

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  • Learning Begins At Birth

    Learning Begins At Birth

    If you have ever visited a parenting message board, you’ll be familiar with these questions:

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  • Optimal Cord Clamping and Stem Cells – When to Cut the Cord?

    Optimal Cord Clamping and Stem Cells – When to Cut the Cord?

    What if there were a simple, free, natural way to give your baby a bit better start on the first day of life: Improving blood counts now Reducing the chance of iron deficiency later Improving oxygen levels in the brain Reducing serious bacterial infections Stabilizing blood sugar levels Improving organ growth A growing number of […]

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  • Thinking With Your Own Head

    Thinking With Your Own Head

    Whenever I go shopping, I first make a list of things that I need to buy at home. Even though I’m not overly forgetful, several times I went to the shop without a list and had absolutely no clue what I needed. As a consequence, I bought a bunch of unnecessary things and forgot those […]

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  • Baby Handling in the Past and Now

    Baby Handling in the Past and Now

    When I wrote “Correct Baby Handling and Correct Choice of Appropriate Equipment and Accessories,” we might have marketed with, “Wow, a new handbook for parents on baby handling. This must be the latest, super modern thing. An entirely new invention that every single parent should know about!”

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  • Toxic Chemicals and Babies

    Toxic Chemicals and Babies

    Recent media attention concerning chemicals in baby products has caused much concern and alarm. The No More Toxic Tub report from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a non-profit agency whose goal is to bring attention to harmful chemicals in our skin care products, informs us that many of the baby products that we know, love, […]

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  • Tobacco Smoke and Children

    Tobacco Smoke and Children

    Would you give your child a cigarette to smoke? Most would consider this question ludicrous. But did you know that when you or others smoke around your child, that’s exactly what is happening? Yes, your child is smoking.

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  • Is Your Car Seat Installed Properly?

    Is Your Car Seat Installed Properly?

    As a child passenger safety technician, I have participated in many car seat inspections and am astonished at the number of seats that are either improperly installed and/or used. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 73% to over 90% of child restraints are misused. In my experience, over 95% of car seats […]

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  • Tips for a Well-Stocked Baby Medicine Cabinet

    Tips for a Well-Stocked Baby Medicine Cabinet

    When our daughter inevitably gets sick or has a bad case of diaper rash, it is always reassuring to have the right supplies on-hand. But, knowing exactly what to buy was totally overwhelming the first time I stood amid the myriad of products in the aisles of Babies R Us. Over the past year, we’ve […]

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  • Mother’s Manifesto for a Healthy Baby

    Mother’s Manifesto for a Healthy Baby

    I hesitate to tackle the topic of pregnancy and babies. For one thing, I run the risk of getting myself so delighted at the thought that I decide to go for Baby #4. On the other hand, I run the risk of exacerbating my own guilt at what I did/didn’t do when my three were […]

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