Any child may become allergic, but children from a family with a history of allergies are more likely to develop allergies themselves. An infant’s allergic reaction is caused by an overreaction by his immune system. The immune system is developed to fight off illnesses, but sometimes it reacts to something harmless, like pollen or pet… Continue reading Allergies in Infants and Children
Colicky babies (and their parents) might find a reprieve from the tears by giving a probiotic called Lactobacillus reuteri a try, according to a study in the Journal of Pediatrics. Baby, don’t cry! As any parent who’s had a colicky baby can tell you, those first few months of Baby’s life can feel like an… Continue reading Probiotics May Ease Infant Colic
Taking care of a wee one this winter? You may want to talk to your doctor about supplementing with vitamin D. New research has found that babies born during the winter months may have markers of improved bone health if their mothers take vitamin D. The study was published in Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology and… Continue reading Vitamin D May Improve Bone Health in Winter Babies
Checking for allergies and intolerances When transitioning to solids, introduce new foods one at a time, waiting 2 to 4 days before starting another new food. This will let you see how Baby reacts to each food and will help identify any allergies or intolerances. Don’t be concerned if the color and texture of your… Continue reading Food & Intolerances
The list of breastfeeding benefits continues to grow. According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, babies who are exclusively breastfed for three months or more have a better chance of being physically fit as young children and adolescents. Bring on the breast There are lots of reasons to breastfeed when you… Continue reading Breast-Feeding Babies Makes for Fitter Children
As a parent, you naturally want to protect your baby’s health and well-being. Well, you can do that and promote a healthy environment by making choices that are good for your child and good for the planet. Pay attention The first step toward that goal, says Christopher Gavigan, CEO and executive director of Healthy Child… Continue reading 5 Great Ways to Green Your Baby
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that feeding infants a certain type of nutrient-enriched formula led to faster weight gain in infancy—but also made for chubbier children later. Bigger isn’t always better for babies With obesity rates continuing to climb, recent research has aimed to identify what factors—other than the… Continue reading Be Fussy about Your Baby Formula
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to weaning your child from breast milk or formula: they each approach this big step at different times, and in varying speeds and frequencies. But sometime in that first year of exponential growth, your baby will be ready to try some solid sustenance. Here are… Continue reading Introducing Your Baby to the Joys of Eating
Kegel exercises, also known as pelvic floor exercises or Kegels, are exercises that can be done to strengthen the muscles situated beneath the bladder, bowel, and uterus. Performing pelvic floor exercises can benefit males and females alike and can be carried out at almost any time. These exercises are of particular benefit to people who… Continue reading What are Kegel Exercises?
Up to 15% of women sustain pelvic injuries during childbirth that do not heal, according to research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Injuries caused by childbirth can last a long time. Childbirth is arguably the most traumatic event the human body can undergo, and recovery from the pelvic injuries sustained can… Continue reading Should Childbirth Injuries Be Taken More Seriously?