Family and Parenting

breastfeeding benefits

Breastfeeding is a way to nourish your baby from your own breast milk from your own body. Breast milk is produced in mammary glands. From there, it travels through milk ducts to openings in your nipples. When your baby suckles on your nipples, your body releases the hormones prolactin and oxytocin. Prolactin controls milk production and oxytocin controls the release or let down of milk through milk ducts.

gestational diabetes

We all know that staying healthy and making smart choices during pregnancy is important for the health of the mother and of the growing fetus whether diabetes is in the picture or not.

discipline your child

The debate about whether and how to discipline children has been ongoing for decades, hardliners arguing for strict discipline starting in infancy, with spankings and corporal punishment if necessary for toddlers and older. “soft-liners” are adverse to any kind of corrective action other than patient explanations of why a child should not engage in certain behaviors.

toilet training your child

Starting in 1914, the U.S. Department of Labor Children’s Bureau put out a series of publications called Infant Care, which provides us with an interesting history of toilet training philosophies over the years.

Acupuncture for infertility

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Facial Steaming – Get the Soft Supple Skin Fast and Easy

skin treatment face steam
It is said that clothes make man. Well, so does our skin. Our facial skin plays a crucial…

Blood sugar levels, blood pressure levels, blood cholesterol: Know Your Numbers!

Know Your Numbers
For a proper understanding of your health, you must know how you stand compared to the…

8 Glasses of Water Daily? Where Did That Number Come From?

how many water is in a day
Babies are wet. Yes, they are soaked in water. A recent NPR blog, post talks about how…

Cholesterol: Sorting The Facts From The Myths

Good vs. Bad Cholesterol
Believe it or not, cholesterol is very essential to maintain a healthy life.