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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Photo source: pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu Spina bifida means open spine. The spine (backbone) protects the spinal cord, a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. The spinal cord carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. Spina bifida happens when the bones in the spine don’t form correctly, or when […]

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Breast milk is thought to be the best form of nutrition for neonates and infants. The properties of human milk facilitate the transition of life from in utero to ex utero. This dynamic fluid provides a diverse array of bioactive substances to the developing infant during critical periods of brain, immune, and gut development. The […]

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Having a baby is an amazing and exciting stage of life. Mothers must make many decisions to prepare for their sweet bundles of joy, including how to feed the baby. Most new moms decide to breastfeed. Breast milk is the perfect food for babies, and breastfeeding is convenient and affordable. When I had my son, […]

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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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Colostrum provides all the nutrients and fluid that your newborn needs in the early days, as well as many substances to protect your baby against infections. Its color and thickness are due to the fact that it is higher in these protective factors. (Compared with more mature human milk, colostrum is also higher in protein, […]

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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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