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    1. How to Protect Your Baby From Whooping Cough

      As a parent, the thought of your baby getting whooping cough, or pertussis, may concern you. But you can take steps to protect your little one, even before he is born. In order to keep your baby safe, you’ll need to protect yourself and your whole family. Pertussis vaccines don’t completely wipe out

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    2. Measuring and Mixing Formula

      No matter which type of formula you choose, it's important to measure and mix it properly so your baby safely gets the nutrition he needs. "Measuring and reconstituting infant formula is particularly important when it concerns low-birth-weight and premature babies," says David Saltzman, MD, a Chicag

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    3. What to Do When Baby Refuses a Bottle

      Not all babies take to a bottle right away. Try these tips to turn your feeding problems around. If you're calm and relaxed, your baby may be more receptive to the bottle. "Babies are sensitive creatures and pick up on stress in mom and dad," says Megan L. Shope, a certified doula supervisor. Create

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    4. Newborn Baths 101

      For new parents, bath time can be daunting, with all that water and a slippery, wiggly baby. Eileen Costello, MD, a pediatrician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, helps new moms and dads understand how to keep their baby well-washed and safe. "For newborns, until the umbilical cord comes of

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    5. Gun Safety With Kids in the House

      How do you keep kids safe when you have guns in your home? After all, a child as young as 3 has the strength to pull a trigger. Bill Brassard, director of Project ChildSafe, a gun-safety education program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, has some simple tips for parents: Always keep guns

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    6. 10 Things to Do When Your Child Loses His Cool

      Parenting can be the most rewarding job ever, but it also can be one of the hardest, like when the child you love dearly is spinning out of control. It happens to every parent. Just remember to breathe, and try these strategies to get your kid – and yourself - back on track. 1. Know the signs. It’s

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    7. Breastfeeding: Get the Support You Need

      Nursing not coming naturally? You're not alone. It seems like breastfeeding should be instinctive -- women have been nursing babies for ages, after all. But for many new mothers (and their babies), breastfeeding can be awkward, uncomfortable, and unproductive in the beginning. With the right advice

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    8. Breast Pumps for Nursing Moms

      The closeness and comfort of nursing your baby can be the most wonderful and unique experience. But for most nursing moms, the time comes when you need to be away from your little one -- for work, because of illness, or just for a night out to reconnect with your partner. At times like these, a brea

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    9. Recreational Drugs: 3 New Threats to Know About

      You can find Molly at concerts, festivals and anywhere teens and young adults gather. But Molly isn’t a girl; it’s an illegal recreational drug, one of several now growing in popularity. Because they’re illegal, there are no controls over what might be in them. In fact, many aren’t even the substanc

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    10. Parenting Your Child in College

      When children head off to college, they start to become more independent, but they still need your support. “It’s a big shift in your relationship with your child. Often, parents are not prepared for the distance and independence young adults need,” says Annette Reiter, a licensed marriage and famil

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