Category: Kids’ health
Are you preparing to breastfeed, and wondering if you need to avoid certain foods for your baby’s sake? You may well have heard about or from mothers who quit eating a wide variety of foods to nurse — things like chilly peppers, garlic, milk, and even… cucumber? So, is it really necessary to adjust your [...]
This morning, the news that an adoptive mother forced her 14 year old daughter to inseminate herself with donor sperm flooded news outlets. This horrific story raises many questions related to international adoptions and the availability of donor sperm online — both topics that are certainly very relevant to this blog. Above all, I’m shocked [...]
Having a premature baby is hard, especially if that little preemie is cared for at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. While preemies fight for their lives in incubators, their parents are both sick with worry and unable to truly bond with the babies through those things that other parents take for granted. Take holding the [...]
Babies who are born prematurely face a huge number of potential problems. A devastating gut disease called necrotizing enterocolitis is only one out of many health hurdles preemies can come up against, unfortunately. Necrotizing enterocolitis is a serious inflammatory disease that can break down tissues inside the gut. Eventually, it can cause major organ failure.
The world seems so much more dangerous after you have a baby. You may not have given toxic substances a second thought before you became a parent, but now it is frighteningly clear that they are everywhere. Is it even possible to keep young children safe from toxins? Not completely, but there are definitely steps [...]
As parents, we get up to stuff we would never have dreamed of doing before we started trying to get pregnant. A good portion of these things involve bodily functions and fluids, and that starts during infancy! Are you wondering if everything is OK with your baby’s health after you saw a weird bowel movement [...]
Breastfeeding is natural, normal, and the best nutrition for babies. It offers long-term health benefits for babies and their mothers, and promotes bonding. Breastfeeding is all-round wonderful, in other words. But eventually, you will feel you can no longer keep it up, or your child has decided to quit. How do you go about weaning? [...]
Introducing solids foods to a baby is an exciting moment for many parents, and sometimes one that is much waited for. When should you start your baby only solid foods, how should you go about it and what should the first foods be?
Are you thinking about trying to have a baby? If you and your partner are both science-minded, you may viagra canadian pharmacy have a greater than average risk of having a child with autism. Tech-savvy folks like engineers, mathematicians and scientists may pass autism on along with their problem-solving abilities. Apparently, these people are also [...]