Managing Cold & Flu Symptoms: For Expecting or New Moms, Breastfeeding Women and Parents of Infants and Toddlers

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In Part One of this series, we discussed the difference between a cold or the flu and who needs to get a flu shot. Here we discuss how to manage cold and clue symptoms like congestion, cough and sore throat. Part Three focuses on how to manage hydration, vomiting and diarrhea symptoms. Here are some…

Coughs, Colds and Flu: News for Expecting or New Moms, Breastfeeding Women and Parents of Infants and Toddlers

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Colds vs. Flu – Which do I have? These are both contagious viral illnesses with similar symptoms but differ in severity, and in risk of more significant complications. Cold symptoms and flu symptoms may be similar, but flu symptoms are typically much more serious, accompanied by aches and pain, significant fatigue, respiratory complications, high fever…

10 things you didn’t know you’d need for your toddler

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1. Courage – One of the most challenging aspects of limit setting and creating a routine around discipline in a young toddler is having the courage to set a limit on behavior in a consistent way, regardless of where you are and who may be watching. It takes courage to continue to be consistent, and…

Pregnancy, Thyroid Issues and You

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The thyroid gland may be only 2 inches long, but is has an immense job of producing thyroid hormone that regulates your metabolism and affects nearly every organ in your body. Thyroid hormone plays a vital role during pregnancy in maintaining both the health of the mother and the normal development of the baby. Expecting…

Great Beginnings: 10 things you didn’t know you’d need for your newborn

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Expectant parents in our Newborn Essentials classes often ask their Isis instructors to share their recommendations about the “must have” products needed in the first months after baby’s arrival. It’s pretty amazing to consider just how much stuff a little baby requires! You may not find some of these items on standard registry lists, but…

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