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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 »

Six Natural Ways to Boost Your Child’s Immune System!

Now that the school year is in full swing, cold and flu viruses will make their way through classrooms and families. Just because everyone else is getting sick doesn't mean your child has to too. There are a few simple things that can help keep your child's immune system strong and reduce the likelihood of getting sick or at least reduce the severity and duration of illness should they catch a cold or flu virus. Read the rest of this entry »

Natural Pain Relief for Infants and Children

While I am not completely opposed to the use of over the counter pain relievers in certain situations, I have many parents ask me for suitable alternatives for pain relief for their young child. Here are a few suggestions, but keep in mind that if you do not know what is causing your child's pain or efforts to relieve pain do not seem to help, you should take them to a qualified healthcare provider for evaluation. Read the rest of this entry »
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