Choosing a Doula

Many expectant parents who desire extra support beyond that provided by their medical birth team often hire a doula to provide assistance during the time before, during and after their baby’s birth. A doula is a trained professional who provides information, physical support and emotional support to her clients but does not provide medical services. […]

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Should You Give Your Infants Probiotics

Probiotics are live,  ‘friendly’bacteria that may help promote a  healthy  digestive  system  and  immune  system  when  consumed.  These  microorganisms  are  similar  to  the  ‘friendly’  strains  of  bacteria  that  naturally  reside  in  your  digestive  tract.  Probiotics  can  either  be  consumed  in  food  or  taken  as  a  supplement.  It  is  a  common  practice  for  parents  to  give  kids  foods  like  […]

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Tips for New Moms | New Mom Survival Guide

Here is a collection of our favorite tips for new moms that may help make the first few weeks of your baby’s life seem more like smooth sailing, with a few bumps here and there, and less like stormy waters. Get organized before baby arrives.  Create a specific spot for all the necessary items, like bottles and formula, bibs, and […]

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Pacifier Weaning | Banish The Binky

Pacifier weaning is a struggle for many parents. Some toddlers are firmly attached to comfort items, also called transitional objects, like a  blankie or stuffed animal, and take them along everyone they go, pacifier is a comfort item that can cause speech and other medical issues long term. The attachment to a comfort item usually begins when young toddlers recognize that sometimes mom […]

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Infant Juice Intake

Almost all kids enjoy the sweet taste of fruit juice and many toddlers will not leave home without taking along a sippy cup filled with fruit juice. However, the American Association of Pediatrics has recently changed their guidelines for infant juice intake and how much juice toddlers and big kids should drink. Infants under 12 months: Previous guidelines allowed for fruit juice to be served to infants […]

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