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5 Benefits of Breast-feeding

Most women have heard by now that breast-feeding is the best and most economical option for babies in order to ensure adequate nutrition, but there are more benefits that may be new to some or a good reminder of why breastfeeding is so important. I have listed five benefits supported by research. There are many more benefits as well. Please feel free to comment with additional breastfeeding benefits (be sure to cite a source, either an article from a reputable site or a primary research study), and I will post your comment. Read the rest of this entry »

Hyperactivity (ADHD) in children linked to food dyes.

Finally, scientists and academics are giving credence to the claims that food dyes may be a trigger for hyperactivity in children. This is not a huge surprise to many parents who have eliminated artificial colorings from their childrens' diets and noticed an improvement in behavior, but why does it take so long for scientists to acknowledge what these parents have witnessed? What should parents do with this information? And what, if anything, will the FDA do? Read the rest of this entry »

Natural Treatments for Colic in Infants

Infant colic is perhaps one of the most frustrating and tiring conditions parents of infants may face. A baby who has true colic will often affect the physical, mental, and emotional health of the whole family if healthy coping strategies are not in place. While there is certainly no guaranteed cure for colic, there are a number of natural treatments (for infant and parents) that may help everyone survive this difficult phase with their health and sanity in tact. Read the rest of this entry »
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