Top Latching Tips - HappyFamily

Top Latching Tips – HappyFamily

Perfecting the Basic Step of the Breastfeeding “Dance”: The Latch Dr. Jimi Francis, IBCLC, RDN, LD, RLC If this is your first time breastfeeding, don’t expect that you will automatically know how to breastfeed your baby. Breastfeeding is a learned behavior that takes practice. Breastfeeding is like dancing: a beautiful interaction between two people. However,… Continue reading Top Latching Tips – HappyFamily

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

Pets Alter Infants' Microbiota to Lower Risk of Allergies, Obesity

Pets Alter Infants’ Microbiota to Lower Risk of Allergies, Obesity

New research highlights the benefits of having pets around the house during childhood, after finding that early-life exposure to furry animals may reduce the risk of developing allergies and obesity. New research suggests that early life pet exposure could lower the risk of allergies and obesity. Led by researchers from the University of Alberta in… Continue reading Pets Alter Infants’ Microbiota to Lower Risk of Allergies, Obesity

Most Commercial Foods For Infants, Toddlers Contain Too Much Salt, Sugar

Most Commercial Foods For Infants, Toddlers Contain Too Much Salt, Sugar

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the majority of pre-packaged meals and snacks for toddlers in the US contain high levels of salt or sugar, which researchers say could be putting children's health at risk. Pre-packaged toddler meals analyzed in this study contained sodium at levels almost 1.5 times… Continue reading Most Commercial Foods For Infants, Toddlers Contain Too Much Salt, Sugar

Allergies in Infants and Children

Allergies in Infants and Children

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

Probiotics May Ease Infant Colic

Probiotics May Ease Infant Colic

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

Common Illnesses 101

Common Illnesses 101

Common Cold The common cold (or upper respiratory infection or URI) is a viral infection involving the upper air passages, usually the nose and throat. A runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, and low-grade fever are the usual symptoms, but a cough, sore throat, red and watery eyes, and a decreased appetite may also be present.… Continue reading Common Illnesses 101