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Feeding Your Baby: Traditional Methods and Alternatives of Starting Solids (part 2 of 4)

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Tweet The “traditional” method of introducing solid foods has been around for decades: spoon feeding single-ingredient, pureed “baby foods” and gradually increasing variety and texture as baby becomes older. As we discussed in part one, the “Traditional” method of introducing foods to infants in the US is actually unsupported and increasingly contradicted by research, and…

Feeding Your Baby: Starting Solids (part 1 of 4)

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Tweet Rice cereal at four months or at six? Or, don’t start with cereal at all – instead, offer avocado or sweet potato to begin. Don’t give egg whites, wheat or fish during first year, and always introduce one new food at a time. Offer pretty much anything, any time. Spoon feed purees. Don’t spoon…

Introducing your child to their new little brother or sister (part 2 of 3)

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Tweet You’ve spent months preparing for the arrival of your new baby – filling the drawers in the nursery, pulling baby toys down from the attic, stock-piling diapers, and talking endlessly to your beloved first born about their new baby brother or sister-to-be. Then the day arrives when you have that new member of your…

Magic Merlin Sleep Suit – in this weather?

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Tweet If you’ve seen the Baby Merlin Magic Sleepsuit at Isis, you may have wondered why we are selling what looks like a snow suit in the summer. I know that was my initial reaction when the sleep suit was given to me in the summer of 2011! My son was born in June and…

Near or Delayed Drowning Facts & Drowning Prevention Tips

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Tweet As parents and caregivers, we worry about our children playing in and around the water. And rightfully so. It’s certainly not a topic we enjoying discussing, but as you’ll see below; the danger of drowning is very real to children. Whether you’re at home by the pool, on the lake or at the beach,…

Coping With Stress While Pregnant

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Tweet I’m happy to report that I am officially full term at 37 weeks. Yeah! This is my third pregnancy and I wish I could tell you it was my least stressful, but it’s just not true. Yes, some of the anxieties I had with my first pregnancy have been alleviated because I’ve since learned…

Screening for Down Syndrome and Other Chromosomal Abnormalities

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Tweet “Do you want Down syndrome screening?” This question, which I ask my patients every day, is straightforward; the answer can be anything but. Testing options are better than ever, and are available very early in the pregnancy. But the choice women make about whether or not to test is extremely personal, and depends on…

Support for a Second Time Mom

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Tweet There is an exact moment, when my second daughter was 12 weeks old, that I will remember for the rest of my life. I had been exclusively breastfeeding her since the day she was born, and for the past couple weeks we had been trying to get her to take a bottle, with absolutely…