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Flying With an Infant? Here’s How to Hack the Experience

Flying With an Infant? Here’s How to Hack the Experience

Flying with an infant doesn’t have to be hard. We rounded up the experts to hack the experience. A big part of my job over the last several years has been frequent travel to all corners of the world. I generally don’t far and wide for the first few month’s of my children’s lives, but by the time they’re three to four months old they’re generally tagging along wi... »

Health Insurance Influences IVF Success Rates

Health Insurance Influences IVF Success Rates

Here’s how to increase your chances for conception… In Vitro Fertilization, or IVF, is a modern method of conception available to help women who are having trouble getting pregnant. Simply put, IVF involves fertilization of the egg in a petrie dish, where it is allowed to sit and mature to an embryo before being implanted into the mother’s womb. IVF success rates hover around 40% for w... »

This Vegan Restaurant Just Banned Bottle Fed Infants

This Vegan Restaurant Just Banned Bottle Fed Infants

Do you think it’s okay to ban baby bottles from a casual fare vegan restaurant? We are not talking about Michelin starred dining here-  we’re talking about a cash and carry type vegan restaurant called El Vergel in Tarragona, Spain. They’re a vegan restaurant, understandably banning all animal products and byproducts like cheese, butter, meat, and eggs — but they recen... »

There May a Link Between Herpes and Autism

There May a Link Between Herpes and Autism

Infections during pregnancy may be the risk factor… Pregnancy is a difficult time for many women. Not only are they going through physical changes (there’s something growing inside them!), but their hormones are in serious fluctuation. Many pregnant women experience a variety of health problems—everything from gestational diabetes to acid reflux to an increase in yeast infections. All of the... »

Hind Milk: What Nursing Mothers Need to Know

Hind Milk: What Nursing Mothers Need to Know

Find out more about this type of breast milk… When you hear the terms “foremilk” and “hind milk”, you may be thinking, “Does the breast produce two kinds of milk?” The answer to that question is “absolutely not!” The breasts produce one type of milk: breast milk. The terms foremilk and hind milk simply describe two of the different stages of breast m... »

Foremilk: What Nursing Mothers Need to Know (same format)

Foremilk: What Nursing Mothers Need to Know (same format)

Everything you wanted to know about this milk… The human body is a truly amazing machine! It’s designed to produce not only the energy you need to stay alive, but it actually produces the food your baby needs. Breast milk is a wonderful source of nutrients, fats, calories, and antibodies. You’ll find that breast milk contains everything your child needs to survive and grow. Breast milk... »

Why Breastmilk Antibodies Are So Important

Why Breastmilk Antibodies Are So Important

They’re the source of your baby’s immunity! Did you know that babies are born with NO immune system at all? If your child were to come in contact with even a weak germ or pathogen, they would fall ill because their bodies haven’t yet developed a resistance to disease. But that’s where the breastmilk antibodies come in! The antibodies and immune cells in your breast milk are... »

Baby Acupuncture May Stop Colic

Baby Acupuncture May Stop Colic

A radical new treatment to try! Colic can be a nightmare for any parent. A colicky baby doesn’t sleep, spends all day crying, and can be nearly impossible to care for. There are all sorts of tricks intended to calm down a colicky baby, but few of them work in the heat of the moment. But, according to new research in the British Medical Journal, there is a new solution to help: acupuncture. T... »

Micronutrients During Pregnancy Makes for Smarter Children

Micronutrients During Pregnancy Makes for Smarter Children

Eat better, be smarter! The term “micronutrients” describes the vitamins, minerals, fiber, enzymes, and antioxidants we get through the food we eat. It includes everything from Vitamin C to Vitamin K to folic acid to iron. These micronutrients are vital for a healthy body, as they play a role in all internal process: immune, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and all other functions. ... »

12 Gifts for New Parents They’ll Actually Use

12 Gifts for New Parents They’ll Actually Use

We rounded up 12 of the best gifts for new parents they’ll actually use so you know you’re not just throwing your money away. (Slideshow) If you have a new mom or dad in your life there’s a good chance they need a ton of stuff. Sure, they probably already scored the big items like a crib and carseat, but there are about a million other things they’ll need to raise that... »

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