Updated fish recommendations for pregnant and breastfeeding moms

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued updated advice regarding fish consumption as of January 2017. This advice is geared toward helping women who are pregnant or may become pregnant – as well as breastfeeding mothers and parents of young children – make informed choices when it comes to fish that are healthy and safe to eat. New FDA Recommendations Fish are an important source of protein and other nutrients for young children and women who...
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Traveling with a Baby for the Holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas are a busy time for families. Add a newborn to that picture and they can be even more hectic. Mom needs time to stay home and recover with a new baby but that can be difficult during the holidays. Making the rounds to the relatives can be exhausting for mom and exposes baby to the germs of the cold and flu season. So what is mom to do? Here are some suggestions for you. If you have a premature infant, the best advice is to keep that baby at home and limit visitors t...
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5 Cool Things No One Every Told You About Nighttime Breastfeeding

1) Did anyone ever tell you that… Studies have shown that breastfeeding moms actually get MORE sleep than their formula-feeding counterparts? Yes.. you’re tired, but you did read that correctly! According to one study, breastfeeding parents got 40-45 minutes more sleep per night on average during the first 3 months postpartum. Over a 3 month period, that is A LOT more sleep! And, research also tells us that all that extra sleep is very important for mom’s mental health and serves to decrease ...
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