Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding

The decision to breastfeed or formula feed a child is one of the biggest decisions new parents will make. Often times, it is also one of the most stressful decisions new parents will make. Everyone from family and friends to strangers in the grocery store seems to have an opinion on the subject and are […]

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Making Sure Your Infant Gets their Nutrients

Just like it can be difficult to find medicines for very young children, it can also be difficult to make sure their get all of their vitamins and nutrients.  During their first year babies triple their birth weight and increase in length by 50%.  With their tiny stomachs babies can only eat a small amount […]

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Three Essential Baby Shower Gifts

Even though expectant moms might have a huge registry don’t let this overwhelm you as there are some essentials that are needed more than others, and in greater quantities.  Take a look at this guide for baby shower essentials to make sure you bring a great gift that will go a very long way. Buying […]

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5 Tips for Bringing a Newborn Baby Home

Congratulations, you’re a parent! It’s amazing to hold that tiny new life in your arms, and while you might be unable to stop smiling, you’ve got to remember to take good care of your newborn! Babies don’t have great immune systems, get cold easily, and are overwhelmed by a lot of simple stimuli. Once you’re […]

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When to Start Baby on Water

Water is one of the key components to life. Human beings need to consume water daily. Yet, babies don’t drink water right away. How do we know when to start baby on water? Discover the answer to that question and why we don’t want to give water to babies immediately in this article. Don’t Give […]

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When to introduce Eggs and Nuts

In the beginning, babies “eat” only formula and/or breastmilk. At approximately four months, usually rice cereal is started. This is the blandest least irritating food. Some parents will introduce rice cereal in the bottle earlier to reduce nighttime feedings with mixed results. Eggs and nuts are among the foods with the most chance to cause […]

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Breastfeeding with Inverted Nipples

If you have flat or inverted nipples, you may be wondering about whether you can successfully breastfeed your baby. The good news is that in most cases, you can. But there will likely be some challenges with getting your baby to latch properly at first. Here are some things to consider when breastfeeding with inverted […]

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Helpful Tips for First-Time Breastfeeding Moms

The decision to breastfeed your baby brings amazing benefits to you both. First, it’s great nourishment for the baby that also provides an important boost to their developing immune system. Second, it’s a wonderful opportunity to bond with baby and share a unique closeness. Third, it’s not as easy as it might seem. Breastfeeding is […]

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4 Benefits of Baby Swimming

Drowning is the third largest cause of death in children under the age of 14. An average of 390 children drowns each year. In the US, swimming lessons for children generally starts around age 10 to 12. However, several studies of the benefits of teaching babies aged two to three months to swim shows an […]

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Why Every Mom Needs a Baby Bottle Warmer

When you’re registering for baby gifts or thinking about items you’ll need before baby arrives, don’t forget a baby bottle warmer. Unlike a wipe warmer, which for many seems like a luxury (although many moms swear by them), a baby bottle warmer is essential to delivering a warm, comforting meal for your infant. Unless you […]

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Breastfeeding Gadgets to Make Your Life Easier

Breastfeeding is touted as this incredible and natural thing, and it is, but sometimes we moms need or would appreciate some help in this arena. Discover these amazing breastfeeding gadgets to make your life easier and breastfeeding more enjoyable. We would recommend that you consult with a lactation specialist before trying any of these wonderful […]

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5 Risks of Using Antidepressants While Pregnant

There are more risks than benefits associated with using antidepressants during your pregnancy. There has been multiple studies conducted which all concluded that using SSRI (antidepressants) during pregnancy increased the risk of miscarriage, premature birth and a few other health issues that can be prevented. Proceed with caution with antidepressants and pregnancy. Here are five […]

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