Infant Feeding Support - HappyFamily

Infant Feeding Support – HappyFamily

Source: Infant Feeding Support - HappyFamily SUPPORT FOR EVERY FAMILY. Breast milk is the best thing you can feed your infant and we want to do whatever we can to help make breastfeeding a reality for you. But we know firsthand that it isn’t always possible or easy, so we’re here to provide the support… Continue reading Infant Feeding Support – HappyFamily

From Mother to Baby: 'Secondhand Sugars' Can Pass Through Breast Milk

From Mother to Baby: ‘Secondhand Sugars’ Can Pass Through Breast Milk

Add breast milk to the list of foods and beverages that contain fructose, a sweetener linked to health issues ranging from obesity to diabetes. A new study by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC indicates that a sugar called fructose is passed from mother to infant through breast milk. The proof-of-concept study… Continue reading From Mother to Baby: ‘Secondhand Sugars’ Can Pass Through Breast Milk

Vitamin D May Improve Bone Health in Winter Babies

Vitamin D May Improve Bone Health in Winter Babies

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

Breast-Feeding Babies Makes for Fitter Children

Breast-Feeding Babies Makes for Fitter Children

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

5 Great Ways to Green Your Baby

5 Great Ways to Green Your Baby

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

Be Fussy about Your Baby Formula

Be Fussy about Your Baby Formula

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

Bed-Sharing with Baby: the Risks and Benefits

Bed-Sharing with Baby: the Risks and Benefits

A question to all you parents out there: would you share your bed with your infant? This question is likely to encourage a diverse range of answers, as it is certainly a controversial topic. Some studies say bed-sharing with a baby is beneficial, while others have linked the practice to serious health risks. So, what… Continue reading Bed-Sharing with Baby: the Risks and Benefits

Wearable 'Smart' Baby Monitor Provides Parents With Insight

Wearable ‘Smart’ Baby Monitor Provides Parents With Insight

First-time parents can often feel overwhelmed by the arrival of their new bundle of joy, flabbergasted by the mountains of dirty diapers and extra washing, and dazed by the pure lack of sleep. As if that was not enough to turn their comparatively previous straightforward lives upside-down, the anxiety of checking up on the every… Continue reading Wearable ‘Smart’ Baby Monitor Provides Parents With Insight

My Baby Has Acne: What Should I Do?

My Baby Has Acne: What Should I Do?

Parents may think that they will only be dealing with acne during their child's teen years, but no. Some parents may just get a quick glimpse into the teen years as soon as their new baby comes home. Many babies will experience a bout of baby acne. Typically, acne in babies is nothing to be… Continue reading My Baby Has Acne: What Should I Do?

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Babies and Mealtime: Food Selection is More Social Than Nutritional

Dining with a 1-year-old is typically a messy endeavor, with more food often reaching the floor than the mouth. But a new study investigates what babies pay attention to at the dining table, and the findings have implications for shifting unhealthy eating habits. "When babies see someone eat, they are not just learning about food… Continue reading Babies and Mealtime: Food Selection is More Social Than Nutritional