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Mommy Wars Part 1: The Debate Over Breastfeeding Vs. Formula Feeding

In this mommy wars series, we’ll examine three points of contention among moms and how to navigate the debate, so an all-out war doesn’t ensue. A common sore spot among moms is the choice between breastfeeding and formula feeding. Hostility is high. And insults get hurled like: “You’re lazy, selfish, and you don’t love your […]

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Managing Labor Pains Naturally—Know Your Options

Labor and delivery are the last steps before you can meet your new little one. And while the goal of labor is the same—delivering a healthy baby and keeping mom safe—the options for managing labor pains can vary. First, here are two things to keep in mind when making decisions about how to deal with […]

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Sleeping During Pregnancy: Why There’s No Such Thing As Too Much Sleep

If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably had family and friends encourage you to eat up. After all, you’re eating for 2 people instead of just 1. But how many loved ones have told you to sleep up? If you think about it, the same logic applies—you’re sleeping for 2 as well. Why You’re So Tired During […]

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News for New Moms: The Benefits of Breastfeeding

As an internationally board-certified lactation consultant, I’m often asked, “What are the benefits of breast milk?” My answer:  “Plenty!” Breast milk is often called “white blood” because it is similar in its ability to transport nutrients and carry out functions such as fighting infection. It is constantly changing and adapting to best meet the requirements […]

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A to Z Pregnancy Information for Men

Congrats—you’re going to be a dad! But first you’ve got to get through the next few months of pregnancy. Think you have a handle on everything you need to know about pregnancy? Let’s see about that. Here is some A to Z pregnancy information to help you understand what’s going on when the woman in […]

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