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    World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7
    This week is world Breastfeeding Week across the globe. It is sponsored and promoted by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). The 2014 theme asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of...
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    SIDS risk factor differs between younger and older infants
    Bed sharing and rolling on object cited as risk factorsSudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is defined as the sudden death of an infant less than 1 year of age that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation is conducted, SIDS is the...
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    Threatening alert against viscous lidocaine
    Many people have children that are teething or have already been through those rough, painful, sleepless nights and there's nothing worse than an infant or toddler who can't explain their pain or what's the matter with them.According...
  • Must-have travel accessories for moms with infants
    Must-have travel accessories for moms with infants
    Any mother can tell you the challenges that can come from traveling with a baby. Whether it's a simple trip to the zoo or a family vacation, traveling with children definitely requires a little added preparation. However, the same old method...
  • Pertussis vaccine
    Whooping cough on the rise in Sonoma County
    The Sonoma County Public Health Department has recently released a situational update stating that "pertussis cases continue to increase across the state and within Sonoma County." Dr. Renee Armstrong, a family medicine doctor at Sutter...
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    USDA Announces Grants to Support State Breastfeeding Programs
    Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon this week announced the release of nearly $60 million in Fiscal Year 2014 funds to WIC agencies in states, territories, and Indian tribal organizations (ITO) in support of breastfeeding peer counselor...
  • Something New!
    Learning Through Doing
    About a week ago, I was sitting in the infant classroom at my school, watching a little girl pull herself up to her feet, using the table as support. It did not appear easy. She had focus in her face, determination in her muscles, and a tickled...
  • Is your child overdosing on vitamins?
    Is your child overdosing on vitamins?
    According to a new study, vitamin supplements marketed for infants and children often contain more than the recommended amount of individual vitamins, according to a new study. Lack of vitamins can be detrimental to one’s health; however,...
  • Study analyzes commonly held beliefs about risk factors for recurrent ear infections
    Ear infection study proves some risk factors, disproves others
    A study published yesterday in the scientific journal PLOS ONE found several factors strongly influence the risk of chronic or recurrent ear infections, medically known as otitis media.Doctors in China and the United States performed a meta...
  • Baby Sign Language Introductory Workshop begins this Thursday
    Baby Sign Language Introductory Workshop begins this Thursday
    Trying to communicate with an infant can be both fun and frustrating. A baby’s babbles, body movements and fussing can mean a number of things, so when it comes to identifying exactly what it is that a baby is trying to convey, having a...
  • Face time with your baby
    Face time with your baby
    Moms and babies need face time everyday. Newborns learn very quickly to recognize their mom's face, and new moms need to make time everyday to have face-to-face activity time with babies. Child development educators stress the importance of...
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    How to help a baby sleep
    Having a baby is wonderful but also exhausting. Every new parent knows the joys, trials and work needed caring for an infant. One of the major goals is getting baby to sleep longer periods as they move into the second month and beyond. Exhausted...
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    African American mothers avoid public breastfeeding
    African-American mothers breast-feed their children at lower rates than Caucasian, Latina and Asian mothers. This difference often has been attributed to socio-demographic factors such as age, income, education and personal experience with breast...
  • Genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease found in infant’s brains
    Genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease found in infant’s brains
    Alzheimer’s disease is the result of progressive deterioration in brain function. The disease usually becomes evident among seniors; however, it can occur among younger individual. Now, a new study found that variations in brain structure...
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    Baby crankiness linked to mental leaps
    Every parent knows that babies change very quickly. Sometimes it seems that you have a very different child today than you had yesterday. You are not suffering a parental hiccup. Research has documented that babies make 10 major, predictable, age...