The Benefits of Breastfeeding vs. Bottle Feeding

breastfeeding vs bottle feeding

It’s an exciting time! Your new baby will soon be a member of your family and you are doing all that you can to prepare for his or her arrival by buying clothes, setting up a nursery, and doing research on the best way to nourish your little one. If you are wondering about breastfeeding…

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Should You Teach a Baby to Sleep on Their Own?

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Every baby is different, and unfortunately their eating and sleeping patterns can change from one week to the next. Your new baby did not come with a handbook, and his/her development can’t be based on what your older sister did for her baby at the same age. Some babies sleep splendidly as soon as they…

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Why Vaccinating Your Child is Important

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If you haven’t heard about the threat of measles resurfacing, then you haven’t been watching the news or listening to the radio. This year alone, more than 900 cases have been reported, and even anti-vaxxers are taking notice. In 1963, nearly every child in the United States contracted measles before they turned 15, although there’s…

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What You Should Know About Dry Drowning

dry drowning

As the warmer summer months approach, so do the fun-filled trips to local pools. Pool parties and cool pool fun can be a highlight of the summer, but it’s also important to know that children are at a higher risk than adults for drowning. About one in five people who die from drowning every day…

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Is My Child Clinically Depressed?

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Children, like adults, can experience “the blues”. For reasons unknown, all of us may feel sad, depressed and not like ourselves at times. For older children, hormones may be surging so irritability and mood swings can happen when least expected. If you find that your child is displaying depression symptoms that don’t seem to go…

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Tips to Boost the Immune System After Heading Back To School

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Most of the time, our immune systems work quite well to keep us healthy. It does a wonderful job regulating itself and doesn’t necessarily need that much help. As we prepare our kids for school and the upcoming fall and winter months, it’s helpful to understand that there may be times when our immune system…

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Preparing for School & Staying Healthy

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Summer is quickly coming to a close, with a new school year just around the corner. Once the kids are back in school, time seems to fly by even faster. Between practices, homework and extracurricular activities, it seems hard to even find time to breathe. And when time gets tight, your health is often the…

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Parenting After Divorce

parenting after divorce

The American Psychology Association estimates between 40 and 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce, the majority of which occur in families with children under the age of 18. Although everyone reacts to divorce differently, and parenting after divorce can be difficult, statistics show children of divorced parents are 15 percent…

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How to Spot & Ease Anxiety in Your Tween or Teen

Anxiety in Your Tween or Teen

It’s likely that someone you know has suffered from anxiety or depression. Often, it’s difficult to spot a person with anxiety because they may just seem shy, introverted or simply quieter than others. Anxiety in your tween or teen is one of the most common emotional problems that can cause crippling behavior, sometimes demonstrated by…

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