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  • Two young children asleep in car seats.

    Extend It! Breastfeeding and Rear-facing Car Seats

      Both of these are commonly seen as 1 year milestones. Or are they?! Extended Breastfeeding By now, most people are familiar with the recommendation to breastfeed if possible, and that exclusive breastfeeding is preferred for 6 months.  Many people are also familiar with breastfeeding with introduction of complementary foods until 12 months.  But what […]

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  • Abrupt


    Sometimes life catches us off guard. We feel like a deer in the headlights. Sometimes things change so quickly that we are left shocked and confused. Have you ever felt that way?

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  • The Great Game of Parenting

    The Great Game of Parenting

    Sometimes I feel like motherhood is one giant witch hunt.  In the great game of parenting, I am damned if I do.  And I am damned if I don’t.

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  • BPA and the AAP

    BPA and the AAP

    Like other pediatricians across the United States, today I received an E-Breaking News Alert from the American Academy of Pediatrics concerning news about bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in many hard plastic products (including baby bottles and sippy cups) and in the lining of many metal cans (including cans of infant or toddler formula).

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  • Pacifiers Don't Cause Early Weaning

    Pacifiers Don’t Cause Early Weaning

    My local new-baby nursery is decorated with signs that say, “no pacifiers”. Parents and professionals alike want breastfeeding to succeed. Many studies conducted over the past decade have found an association between pacifier use and early weaning – but these studies have not shown whether pacifier use causes early weaning or vice versa.

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