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Forced to Breastfeed?

Forced to Breastfeed?

First giant cups of cola, now baby formula New York is becoming the leader in beverage controversy, and this time it directly affects families with babies. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to end the sale of sugary super-sized sodas in an effort to trim the fat from the waistlines of citizens. Today he targeted moms […]

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Breastfeeding Toddlers – Extreme Parenting or Natural Nurtition?

Breastfeeding Toddlers – Extreme Parenting or Natural Nurtition?

Is Attachment Parenting and Breastfeeding Extreme Parenting? Have you seen the cover of the May 10th issue of TIME Magazine? It, and the article to which it refers, is sparking controversy and debate over breastfeeding, especially when breastfeeding is associated with attachment parenting and “extreme parenting” as it is being called. The article recently published in TIME […]

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Parenting for Peace with Marcy Axness

Join us for an author event that will get you thinking about parenting ideas in ways you never imagined! Better Parenting is excited to announce that Marcy Axness, Mothering blogger and parenting expert, will be sharing her insights and ideas about her new book Parenting for Peace right here on April 23rd. Keep an eye on Better […]

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10 Ways to Ease Ear Infections

10 Ways to Ease Ear Infections

Help You and Your Child Survive Painful Ear Infections If you have ever awakened to a screaming baby, only to search for the source of the distress and be baffled by an apparent lack of it, you might have experienced your child’s first ear infection. Ear infections are painful inflammations that can be caused by […]

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Breastfeeding Backlash

Breastfeeding Backlash

The stigmas attached to breastfeeding in industrial nations and the dangers they pose When my first child was just several months old I did what so many working women do – I stopped breastfeeding because I just didn’t feel capable of doing both. Even though I worked for a very large company, there were no […]

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New Trends and Baby Products for 2012

New Trends and Baby Products for 2012

It isn’t my mother’s nursery, that’s for certain! The modern gadgets and trends of 2012 for welcoming Baby home from the hospital probably seem quite foreign to many grandparents. Some are valuable tools for parents of newborns, while others are additions to the long list of non-necessities that are just fun to try. Bedding Gone […]

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Packing for the Hospital and Delivery

Packing for the Hospital and Delivery

What Moms-to-Be Need to Pack You’ve waited for months to deliver and cherish your new baby. The crib has been assembled, the diapers are stacked, and the booties line the drawer. Everything is ready – except for your bag for the hospital. Just what are you supposed to pack for one of the most physically […]

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Using Kangaroo Mother Care to Support Breastfeeding

Using Kangaroo Mother Care to Support Breastfeeding

While it might sound like an outback experiment in mothering, kangaroo mother care can be defined as using regular skin to skin contact between a mom and her child. Using this strategy helps to mimic the warm and swathed feeling of the womb, comforting your new baby. This technique is a natural step in the […]

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Terror In Boob Central Part II

Terror In Boob Central Part II

Mastitis (This is a continuation from Part I) …Latching on, proper suction, engorgement, mastitis…these are all things that usually are not talked about to new mothers.  I understand the concern of “scaring” off new moms to the idea of nursing, but, if we want these new mommas to be successful at this, then they need […]

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Terror In Boob Central

Terror In Boob Central

The 72hr Engorgement You are now a new mom (possibly again), and nothing can take away that joyous feeling of pride as you gaze into your little ones precious eyes.  Nothing except the pain of your gigantic hard as rock boobies!  This wonderful gift from mother nature to generally, first time moms (however, I was […]

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