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When is the war on breastfeeding going to stop?   One anonymous Louisiana mom shared a photo of herself to Breastfeeding Mama Talk’s Facebook page in which she’s weeping in her car, breastfeeding her 3-month-old. The story behind the tears? She was kicked out of a dance recital for nursing.

A couple in Wisconsin is looking for help as they battle to comprehend why their seven-month-old child in some cases turns blue and stops breathing. As per a raising money site page made by the family, infant Lynk was conceived 12 weeks untimely. Half a month after his introduction to

An infant in Bangladesh has something in a similar manner as Brad Pitt – or possibly classic movie version featuring him as Benjamin Button, a man whose age goes in reverse.   The baby was born with an extremely rare genetic disorder called Progeria at Bangladesh Medical College Hospital in

We’ve seen some quite astounding things in the world of baby news, but this video of a very chatty, very precocious 13-week-old Ellie Reid of Glasgow, Scotland, totally amazed us. Of course, it might resemble your basic sweet baby video, yet watch what happens when Ellie’s mom, Claire, discloses to

Melissa Cate, an Oregon-based birth picture taker, caught a staggering photo of a child conceived in its caul (the tissues of the amniotic sac), and it’s the coolest thing we’ve seen all week. In modern U.S. births, few babies are born this way. There’s a reason: Many doctors and midwives

If you haven’t seen — and we’re certain you haven’t — we’ve attempted, hard to oppose covering child Dream and her hit or miss we-can’t guardians Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna. Since truly, what even with you all. They’re a warmed chaotic situation, and they are giving us online networking

Tending to a wiped-out baby in the NICU is an upsetting circumstance for both guardians and medicinal staff. Viewing your tyke in emergency is one of the scariest things a parent can experience — and there’s undoubtedly the additional anxiety can possibly make any parent take out their feelings of

If you are in search of a unique way to show appreciation for your new valuable little blessing, picking a name for your baby that signifies “thankful” may very well be the ideal approach. Thoughtful child names are particularly opportune if you are set to conceive an offspring in November

Teething is typically one of the least fun aspects of parenthood. One child might not have any symptoms or adverse effects from teething and your other child might turn into a tiny little monster in the days and weeks leading up to a new tooth breaking through. It’s the unfortunate

Bob and Karen tried for years to have a child. After six emotional miscarriages, they finally agreed to adopt. “I brought up adopting several times, and we could never agree on whether that was our next step,” Karen explains. “Then one night he came home and said he thought we should

When I was pregnant with my first child, my momma bear instinct was in its initial phases. It was just starting to develop and blossom into its full potential. And although it was small, it was mighty. I had no idea how mighty until I walked away from a friendship

Watching your baby take her first steps is an exciting milestone for you and her. And now that she’s cruising, you may want to consider purchasing her first pair of baby shoes. Numerous types of shoes are on the market, but which ones are best for supporting a new walker? The

When you’re home with a newborn, it’s tempting to cocoon. After all, even a trip to the grocery store can be daunting: Do I really need to pack a change of clothes if I just need a carton of milk? We sought out veteran mamas for advice to help you

Traveling with your baby or young child can be challenging, especially when it comes to keeping his or her naptime and bedtime routines. Getting good rest is the key to keeping your little one in a good mood when you are away from home, so keep these five tips in

For years I’ve been committed to (some would say obsessed with) the idea that the cleaner I keep my home, the healthier my kids will be. Many of us parents have spent hours scrubbing floors, sanitizing toys and wiping down countertops. We’ve shielded our newborn babies from pets and strangers and insisted our kids wash their hands a dozen times per day. Now a new study suggests that moms like me have been doing it wrong. In fact, early exposure to allergens and bacteria may be linked to lower incidences of allergies and asthma later in life. The study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, looked at 467 children from birth through 3 years old. Participants were screened for allergies every year, and their homes were tested for allergens and bacteria. Researchers were surprised by the results. Children exposed to mouse and cat dander, as well as cockroach droppings, before they turned 1 year old actually experienced lower rates of allergies and wheezing by age 3 than kids who were not exposed. In fact, kids who were not exposed were three times more likely to have allergies and experience wheezing. Exposure to bacteria was also linked to lower rates of allergies. However, exposure after the first birthday did not have the same result. “We’re not promoting bringing rodents and cockroaches into the home, but this data does suggest that being too clean may not be good,” study co-author Robert Wood, chief of the division of allergy and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, told NBC News. The study has some very interesting implications for how we think about our families’ environments, especially since, as Wood notes, “a lot of immune system development that may lead someone down the path to allergies and asthma may be set down early in life.” “This study confirms what a lot of us believe, which is that one of the reasons asthma, allergies and food allergies are on the rise is because of our sterile environment,” says Amy Shah, who specializes in asthma, allergies and immunology at Valley E.N.T. in Arizona. “The ‘hygiene hypothesis’ basically says that too-clean environments promote allergies, including food allergies and asthma, because there is not enough exposure to various bacteria and allergens in early life,” Shah says. “Westernized countries have double the risk of asthma, allergies and eczema. Asthma affects as much as 40 percent of the population in regions of New Zealand, Australia and the United States. By contrast, most third world countries continue to have much lower rates of all allergic diseases.” Shah notes that a previous study found that kids who grow up on farms also have a lower risk of allergies and asthma. Although researchers are still working to translate their findings into practical tips for parents, Shah offers these suggestions, which challenge traditional thinking in terms of raising kids. Let your kids get dirty! Don’t over-sanitize children’s hands. Avoid antimicrobial soaps and sprays. Most cuts and scrapes can be cleaned with an alcohol wipe, and kids’ bodies need just plain soap and water. Be very judicious with the use of antibiotics. Most ear infections, sore throats and colds don’t require antibiotics, so work with your pediatrician to wait it out at least 7-10 days. Don’t be afraid to share food and water with your child. In fact, for babies, parents’ saliva is actually beneficial. Perhaps this study will lessen many parents’ fears about their kids getting dirty or being exposed to bacteria. At the very least, it may mean less guilt if you don’t have time to clean the bathroom right away!  

When my 4-year- old son got roseola, I wasn't too surprised. Roseola is often associated with babies up to 18 months old, but childhood diseases are often quite contagious, and we found out that his little cousin had roseola a few days after he was at our house. So when