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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Treatment for Breast Cancer

treatment breast cancer
Treatment for breast cancer is often most effective when people recognize symptoms early.…

Occupational Therapy for Dementia Patients (and Their Caregivers)

Occupational therapy in dementia
Occupational therapy, specifically designed to improve an individual patient's daily…

Depressed, Moody, Headaches? Blame it on Caffeinated Drinks Such as Soda

soda
Do you ever suffer from headaches, fatigue, or drowsiness? Depressed or irritable mood?…

Being Vegan: Is It Healthy?

vegan plate
It is no wonder some people are turning away from meats to become a vegan or vegetarian.…