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  1. A Mom's Right: Breastfeeding in Public

    For many women, the decision to breastfeed is an easy one. But figuring out the logistics of just how to fit nursing into a busy schedule can present another challenge entirely. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises at least six months of exclusive breastfeeding (that is, only mother's milk – n

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  2. Your Nutritional Needs While Breastfeeding

    In addition, Hanna says it's also important to get enough protein and fat in your diet. Aim for at least three to five servings (1 ounce each) of fat a day. These could be vegetable oils, butter, or even mayonnaise. This, she says, will help your body to make a good supply of the super-fatty and sat

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  3. Common Breastfeeding Problems

    Whether you are an experienced mom who has breastfed before, or a new mother nursing for the first time, you may run into a number of common problems. Although most are not serious enough to keep you from breastfeeding, some can make breastfeeding a more uncomfortable and less fulfilling process for

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  4. Breastfeeding Basics

    Ask any expert, and they'll tell you that breastfeeding is the most natural of a woman's mothering instincts -- an almost indescribable urge, some say, to both nurture and nourish your new born child. But as any experienced mom can tell you, the moves and motions of feeding a newborn might feel anyt

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  5. Day Care Centers Do More

    Day care centers are offering more than just babysitting services. Just ask Laarni Camerino, mother of three young boys. When she drops off her kids at Palcare in Burlingame, Calif., she knows they get a good education, take part in fun activities such as painting, and eat a nutritious hot lunch. Al

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  6. New Gift Ideas for Newborns

    Need a great gift idea for a baby shower? Consider gift certificates for services that can help ensure the child's good health. You can cover costs involved in getting the newborn screened for rare diseases . You can even help pay for storage of the baby's cord blood, which can be used in treating c

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  7. Even Babies Need Exercise

    Parents are starting to catch on to the idea that everyone needs exercise, even infants and toddlers. Energetic and rambunctious, 18-month-old Aiden pushes his toy stroller around a playground in New York City. "I really try to encourage him to move around as much as possible," says Aiden's mother,

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  8. Find Yourself After Having a Baby

    As a pregnant woman, people reach out to touch you; you're like a magnet. Once baby is born, the focus shifts to the child. How can you rediscover and nurture your core in a gale of new responsibilities? It all begins with the positive pregnancy test, according to Jennifer Louden, author of The Preg

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  9. Find Yourself After Having a Baby

    As a pregnant woman, people reach out to touch you; you're like a magnet. Once baby is born, the focus shifts to the child. How can you rediscover and nurture your core in a gale of new responsibilities? It all begins with the positive pregnancy test, according to Jennifer Louden, author of The Preg

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  10. Baby Got You Up At Night?

    Jennifer Drobny says that life with her 8-month-old daughter, Olivia, had become exhausting. The baby had never slept through the night. "We'd have to hold her and 'dance her' to sleep for an hour. Then she'd give us at most two hours' sleep and be awake again," says Drobny. "I thought with my exper

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