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Umbilical Cord Clamping Protocols are Changing

For many years, immediate umbilical cord clamping has been standard procedure. However, new research has shown that allowing the cord to remain attached to the baby results in a healthier blood volume. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the UK now advises cord clamping should not be done sooner than a minute after birth. Could the U.S.

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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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Tips for losing weight while breastfeeding

Some mothers are in a hurry to lose baby weight quickly, while others are mostly content to let it linger a while. If you’re breastfeeding, you’re likely to experience an easier time losing weight after the first three months. In this Ask Anne article from Breastfeeding Basics, a depressed mother with crash dieting in her past seeks weight loss advice.

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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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