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Newborns + Infants

Posts about children from birth to approximately age 1.

Car Seat Safety: Which Non-Regulated Products Parents Should Avoid

By April 4, 2016 No Comments
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Car seat shopping can be stressful, and so can preparing that car seat for a new baby. We turned to the wonderful people at Car Seat For The Littles, who allowed us to re-post this informational piece for our readers. Here we see little Freya in her car seat with a boatload of non-regulated products. […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Newborns + Infants, Toddlers + Preschoolers


Please Don’t Feed Your Baby Homemade Formula!

By March 24, 2016 6 Comments
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Yesterday a friend shared a story about Kristin Cavallari’s recipe for homemade baby formula.  In case you’re wondering, yes, the very same Kristin Cavallari that rose to fame in reality shows Laguna Beach and The Hills (Google it kids, if you don’t remember them). I’m sure Kristin is a great mother and loves her kids dearly […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, Newborns + Infants, Science 101 + Mythbusting


UPDATE: Zika and Pregnancy – What You Need To Know

By March 21, 2016 No Comments
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Active mosquito-transmitted infections of the Zika Virus are being documented in several U.S. territories, a major change since the last time we updated our readers on the spread of the virus about one month ago. As of March 16, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported 258 travel-associated Zika infections on U.S. soil, meaning people who contracted the virus […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Infectious Disease + Vaccines, Newborns + Infants, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health, Pregnancy, Birth + Family Planning, Science 101 + Mythbusting


This is what my feeding practice looks like as a NICU nurse and IBCLC

By March 3, 2016 No Comments
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 Yesterday was March 2, 2016, better known as International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Day and I celebrated it. There are many specialties  in the lactation world that can help every mother meet her infant feeding goals. My infant feeding practice is rather unique, as I consult all over the world to help with complex […]

Categories: Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, Newborns + Infants


Is Monsanto Behind Cases of Microcephaly in Brazil?

By February 17, 2016 12 Comments
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I am a medical doctor and professor of public health, and I am also the father of a beautiful daughter and uncle to the world’s best niece.  We also live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  We are being inundated with information and misinformation about Zika and its correlation to microcephaly.  There is a lot of […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Chronic Illnesses + Conditions, Disability + Disability Advocacy, Infectious Disease + Vaccines, Newborns + Infants, Science 101 + Mythbusting


My Son Deserves to See His Fourth Birthday

By February 3, 2016 5 Comments
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  A few days ago a plea I made on Facebook for my son’s life went viral. As of today it’s been shared over 6,000 times, but still I worry my plea has been unheard. My son, my precious two year old Atticus, is fighting a form of childhood cancer called Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Chronic Illnesses + Conditions, Infectious Disease + Vaccines, Newborns + Infants, Toddlers + Preschoolers


What is Microcephaly + What’s the Link to Zika?

By February 1, 2016 1 Comment
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  With the increasing news coverage of Zika and it’s reported link to the birth defect microcephaly we’ve received a number of reader questions about microcephaly and what it actually means for children born with the condition.  We reached out to infectious disease specialist, Dr. Judy Stone, to answer some of your questions. What does […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Chronic Illnesses + Conditions, Disability + Disability Advocacy, Infectious Disease + Vaccines, Newborns + Infants


Zika and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

By January 19, 2016 2 Comments
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The Zika virus has been in the news a lot lately because it’s been linked to a cluster of cases of microcephaly in Brazil and Columbia. Microcephaly is a rare birth defect where the fetus’ brain does not develop fully in utero, and as a result, the baby is born with an abnormally small head […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Chronic Illnesses + Conditions, Disability + Disability Advocacy, Infectious Disease + Vaccines, Newborns + Infants