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Ask the Experts: Prepping for breastfeeding success

Q: I’m expecting for the first time and really hoping to breastfeed my baby. What can I do now to set myself up for success?  A: There are important things that you can do ahead of time to help ensure success … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Nursing and nutrition

Q: Between caring for a newborn and being completely sleep-deprived (see: caring for a newborn), I don’t exactly have the time or energy to whip up fresh and healthy homemade meals for myself. I am breastfeeding, though, so I want … Continue reading

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Choking hazard

DON’T: Start too early. Baby should be able to hold her head up, open her mouth when food is near and move food from a spoon to her throat. She should weigh twice as much as her birth weight (or about … Continue reading

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The power of my words

My husband Sam’s best friend’s mom (you got that?) used to say, “the power of your words!” every time she heard someone sounding defeated or negative. It’s something he still remembers to this day. Since I spend so much of … Continue reading

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Give me a boost

Although your baby is tiny, her brain is anything but: “Researchers have found that [the baby brain] is more complex than any machine ever made,” shares Holly Engel-Smothers, coauthor of Boosting Your Baby’s Brain Power. Baby’s thinker comes equipped with … Continue reading

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