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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Acupuncture for infertility

Are you amongst the millions who are having trouble getting pregnant?

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Foods to Eat and Avoid For Breast Tenderness

foods breast tenderness
We wish we could report that eating a pint of ice cream will banish breast tenderness. It…

From Biblical to Modern Healer: Pomegranate and Heart Health

health benefits of pomegranate
In the Old Testament, the Promised Land flows with milk and honey- and pomegranates. In…

Better Fats, Better Health

fats for health
Are you getting enough fat in your diet? Just a few years ago, the question would have…

Breastfeeding Benefits for Baby and Mother

breastfeeding benefits
Breastfeeding is a way to nourish your baby from your own breast milk from your own body.…