Photo source: es.pinterest.com Cough and cold medicines should not be prescribed or recommended for respiratory illnesses in children under four years of age. Research has shown these products offer little benefit to young children and can have potentially serious side effects. Many cough and cold products for children have more than one ingredient, increasing […]

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Photo source: culturescjeesemag.com Another study is out telling moms and dads that our kids are fat and it’s all our fault. Tired of hearing these studies? Sorry guys, but this is one report you might want to read. See, the thing is, researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine are now saying […]

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As your child grows from an infant to a toddler to an older child, there are many ways in which he or she develops. These include physical, cognitive, and speech development. Every child develops at different rates and some children develop in certain areas faster than others. Speech and language are the most common areas […]

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Photo source: www.positive-parenting-ally.com Infants Are Amazing In the very beginning, it may seem that your baby does nothing but eat, sleep, cry, and fill her diapers. But your infant is learning too. She can see and hear what is happening around her and can communicate her needs and interests to others. Parents can help their […]

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The core of healthy parenting is responding to our children with sensitivity. This choice in infant feeding that is often taken for granted in how critical the act can be in getting motherhood–and babyhood–off to the best start. And I’m not talking about the nutritional aspects, but rather the basis of the mother-child relationship and […]

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Your breasts produce colostrum beginning during pregnancy and continuing through the early days of breastfeeding. This special milk is yellow to orange in color and thick and sticky. It is low in fat, and high in carbohydrates, protein, and antibodies to help keep your baby healthy. Colostrum is extremely easy to digest, and is therefore […]

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Breastfed babies generally eat more frequently than those who are formula fed. Newborns usually nurse on their mothers’ breasts every 2 to 3 hours; as they become older, the time between feedings will increase as the capacity of their stomachs becomes larger. By contrast, formula-fed newborns will start out by eating approximately every 3 to […]

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A mother’s milk may contain different levels of nutrients depending on the sex of her baby to meet different growth needs. Baby formula should be tailored for boys and girls to reflect the differences in milk that mothers produce depending on their baby’s sex, researchers say. Tests on mothers’ milk in both monkeys and humans […]

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The evidence that breastfeeding makes a major difference is so much stronger than the evidence for any other type of intervention, including EI and all the remedial therapies, yet breastfeeding receives far less support. I think it is time to reexamine our priorities. The documented advantages in IQ (8 – 9 IQ points) resulted from […]

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