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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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Second Baby: When Is It Time To Get Pregnant Again?

That chubby face, the toothless smile, those cute little fingers and toes. You just can’t get enough. You want another baby. Why wouldn’t you? They’re adorable. But as adorable as they may be, babies are expensive. Add another baby to the mix, and you’re talking through-the-roof expensive. Not to mention the strong support system you’ll […]

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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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4 Ways To Get Older Siblings Excited and Involved with a New Baby

Bringing a new baby into the family is a big change for everyone, especially older siblings. And changes—even positive ones—can be scary. Some children may fear that they will no longer get attention. Others may have a hard time understanding why life is so different all of a sudden. From breakfast to bathtime, a newborn […]

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3 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor If You’re Having Twins

When you’re pregnant with multiples, it may seem like you have more than just twice the amount of baby supplies to purchase. You also have more factors to take into consideration when preparing for your labor and delivery. That’s because pregnancies with multiples come with a higher risk for certain conditions, including preeclampsia, preterm labor and delivery, […]

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