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It’s spring and your little one seems stuffy and fussy; and this is not the first time. You’ve been sneezing as well and are left wondering: could this be an allergy instead of a cold?Allergies typically don’t occur in children ages 3 or younger because it takes repeated seasonal exposure to pollen and other allergens to create an allergic response, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. Cold and allergy symptoms may appear similar so begin with your child’s age: The younger they a

Rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, these nutritious foods are perfect for you and your growing baby. Pregnancy puts powerful demands on your body, and your baby needs good nutrition to develop and grow properly, say the experts at the National Institutes of Health. It’s common knowledge that antioxidants play a role in fighting disease in our body, and researchers are exploring how antioxidants may also be protective in pregnancy.Add

Breastfeeding is natural; you just need patience and practice for you and your baby to get the hang of it. It’s worth the effort because your breastmilk is perfect food your body makes specifically for your baby’s nutritional needs and optimal growth. Prep for breastfeeding while you’re pregnant. Advice from nurses shows what’s ahead, how to avoid common problems and how to nurse or provide breastmilk even if your baby is b

Change is good when it comes to diapers that can help prevent diaper rash! 'While it seems like the choice between paper or plastic started in your grocer’s checkout lanes only in recent years, the great diapering debate has been going on for quite some time. With diapering there are a whole lot of choices when it comes to providing your baby with a wearable, portable potty until he can take care of business for himself.Google “diaper blogs” and you get more than 2 gazillion

What should you eat and avoid in pregnancy? Face it: In pregnancy, you need only an extra 100 to 300 calories each day to grow a healthy baby. That’s as simple as a sliced apple with peanut butter or low-fat yogurt with fresh fruit. Use the latest research and our suggestions for healthy eating by trimester:1st Trimester 2nd Trimester

Pregnancy is no time to go it alone—with every twinge and symptom you want to ask ‘is this normal?’ Centering Pregnancy delivers 1-on-1 prenatal care with group education, discussion and support—how cool is that? Centering Pregnancy was developed by nurse-midwife Sharon Schindler, and it’s proving to reduce preterm birth risks and boost infant birth weights. Parents found the prenatal model so popular Centering Parent has emerged to support new moms and families up to baby’

Not long after baby’s birth, you’re likely to see thick, crusty and yellowish scales in patches on baby’s head. These stubborn little scales are commonly called cradle cap (seborrheic dermatitis). What you’re seeing across baby’s scalp (and maybe even parts of his face) is a buildup of body oils and old skin. Most often, cradle cap appears on a baby’s head, but it can also spread to other parts of baby’s body, such

Eating fish is an essential part of your diet The two agencies say research shows a good number of pregnant and breastfeeding women eat little to no fish at all due to concerns related to mercury consumption. But removing fish from their diets is robbing them and their children of important developmental nutrition. “For years many women have limited or avoided eating fish during pregnancy or feeding

Infertility is diagnosed when conception hasn’t occurred after six months (women ages 35+) or one year (women less than 35) of unprotected intercourse. It’s also diagnosed when a woman has had more than one miscarriage. Did you know infertility is a reproductive disease that affects women and men equally?Experts recommend seeking expert assistance conceiving if conception hasn’t occurred within these timeframes, or if you’ve had more than one miscarriage. As much as 90% of infertilit

While it may seem surprising, men in happy relationships don’t list sex as the leading reason for their satisfaction, according to a new international study.When researchers interviewed more than 1,000 couples who have been happily married for more than 25 years in the US, Brazil, Germany, Japan and Spain, they learned some surprising secrets. For men, happiness is found in good health, frequent cuddling and kissing and the ability to give his partner an orgasm. Add caressing and more freq

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