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    1. Tips on Hiring Nannies

      Unfortunately, it's not likely Mary Poppins, Supernanny Jo Frost, or even Nanny McPhee is going to show up at your door the morning you're ready to return to work from maternity leave. The search for a nanny can be daunting and the thought of leaving your newborn or toddler with a virtual stranger c

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    2. Soothing Your Crying Baby

      Babies cry. That's a fact of life. But as a parent, you want to do whatever you can to make your bundle of joy, well....a bit more joyful. And let's face it, a crying baby doesn't do much for your nerves either. Some babies cry more than others, but they all do cry, says Elizabeth Pantley, author of

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    3. My Baby or My Job

      By Judith Newman. Elizabeth Vargas was settling into one of the most prestigious gigs on TV: co-anchor of the evening news. But then, a tragedy and a miracle changed everything. A frank conversation about life on the mommy track. Is it possible children live here? I think to myself as I glance aroun

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    4. A Formula for Babies and Pets

      by Julia Szabo Kids and pets are a natural together - here's how to lay the foundation for a beautiful friendship. Every year, thousands of pets are surrendered at animal shelters "because we're expecting a baby." But pets bring smiles and confidence to kids; they make childhood more fun. Forget the

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    5. Milk Banks Supply Needed Breast Milk

      Because of its perfect balance of nutrients, immune-boosting properties, and easy digestibility breast milk provides optimal food for infant growth and development. While not all new moms are able to breastfeed now there may be a new option. Milk banks provide human breast milk to the neediest babie

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    6. Breastfeeding Basics

      In the same way that you are learning to breastfeed, your baby is also learning to eat. But as natural as the suckling instinct is, don't be surprised if your new little bundle of joy has a bit of trouble mastering what experts call "latching on." "In essence, this is the way a baby needs to attach

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    7. Weaning Your Breastfed Baby

      As difficult as it is for some women to begin breastfeeding, it's even harder for others to say goodbye to nursing. While lifestyle and career demands can make it difficult to breastfeed as long as you would like, don't be surprised if weaning your baby presents even more challenges -- at least at t

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    8. Banking Your Baby's Cord Blood

      If you're expecting a baby, you might have thought about umbilical cord blood - along with the many other ways you can hope to make life safe for your child. Expectant parents do all kinds of things for safety's sake. They plug up empty electrical sockets, childproof their cabinets, pore over car se

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    9. Assessing Your Need for Umbilical Cord Blood

      Many private banks argue that cord blood banking is a form of insurance. The odds are low that your child will ever need it, they say, but the cord blood is there if he or she ever does. However, a lot of doctors and medical organizations disagree. In their most recent statement on the subject from

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    10. Making The Breastfeeding Decision

      It's probably no accident that the declining interest in breastfeeding collided head on with the birth of the American working mom. As more women entered the workforce, more were encouraged to abandon breastfeeding in favor of formula. And for a time, a good majority did just that. But today, the pe

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