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Summer 2015: Breastfeeding Support from Dad’s and Mom’s Perspective
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Summer 2015: Breastfeeding Support from Dad’s and Mom’s Perspective
20
May

Breastfeeding Support from Dad’s Perspective As a father, I can tell you I am pragmatic about breastfeeding. I found that there are four main benefits of breastfeeding: the spit up doesn’t smell as bad, the diapers don’t smell as bad, it can save your family a lot of money, and most important it is always […]

The Doula Foundation
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The Doula Foundation
12
May

The emotional support of a doula during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum can be invaluable. The Doula Foundation began in 2001 as a resource for pregnant women of all ages and their families. As a result, the Foundation offers a variety of classes for expecting and new parents while also partnering with other community organizations. What […]

Feature: Breastfeeding Basics
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Feature: Breastfeeding Basics
23
Aug

Breastfeeding—sure, it’s the natural thing to do and what breasts are made for, but that doesn’t mean it comes naturally to everyone or is easy to do. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends infants be exclusively breastfed, or receiving breast milk, “for about the first six months of a baby’s life, followed by breastfeeding in […]

Painful Challenges of Breastfeeding
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Painful Challenges of Breastfeeding
22
Aug

“Here’s some formula samples for you to take home,” said my nurse as he helped me pack my things to return home as a first-time mother.  “But I’m breastfeeding,” I reminded him. “I know, but just in case it doesn’t work out or something happens.” Doesn’t work out? What do you mean? You put the […]

Feature: The Great Diaper Debate
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Feature: The Great Diaper Debate
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Jun

Trends in parenting, as with other aspects of our lives, are typically driven by the income-to-time ratio currently experienced by consumers. Twenty years ago, in the dot-com era, families had more disposable income and less time on their hands, leading them away from breastfeeding and cloth diapering. In recent years, however, the tides have turned […]

Teething Tribulations
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Teething Tribulations
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14
Dec

Teething is a difficult time for babies and parents alike. Babies scream and cry from the uncomfortable feelings, and caregivers feel helpless. Many turn to over-the-counter pain remedies, such as Baby Orajel or similar products. While this is done with good intentions, the FDA has warned against such remedies for babies, especially those under two as one […]