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These 6 Things Help Cure Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

For people who have never had the displeasure of experiencing depression or anxiety, it can be difficult to understand what it feels like. Unfortunately many mothers suffer from postpartum depression and reaching out for help is challenging, but the help of others is exactly what you need. This article featured at The Leaky Boob describes the author’s personal postpartum experience

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How harmful is smoking while pregnant?

We all know smoking isn’t good for us, yet many still have trouble breaking free of the addictive habit. However, pregnant mothers are risking not only their own health, but their baby’s health as well. Studies show smoking while pregnant increases the risk of respiratory problems, premature birth, and SIDS. Recently 4D ultrasounds were performed on pregnant women who smoked

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Cracked nipples are no fun!

When you’re breastfeeding, your nipples take a lot of abuse. From your baby barracuda to your breast pump, it’s easy to see how they can get sore quickly. Cracks from dry skin can be especially painful, and one mother sought advice at La Leche League for an issue with a crack that refused to heal due to pumping. The key

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Pediatricians caution against marijuana use by children

With marijuana legalized in two states and gaining a medical following across the country, some important considerations are being made concerning its use by minors and children. Research shows that while the substance probably isn’t harmful for adults, it does cause problems for children and should only be used as a medication for debilitating illnesses. The American Academy of Pediatrics

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