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The High Life of Breastfeeding: Breast Milk with a Side of THC
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The High Life of Breastfeeding: Breast Milk with a Side of THC

The High Life of Breastfeeding: Breast Milk with a Side of THC Motherhood is hard. Marijuana can help. Long lauded for its medicinal properties, the mind-altering chemical Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) contained in the flowering bud of the Cannabis Sativa plant produces mental health benefits. Whether smoked in a bong or digested from a friendly gummy bear,…
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How to Unplug When Summer Break Creates Summer Stress
The Scoop on Insurance-Sponsored Lactation Assistance in NYC (Breast Pumps covered by insurance, lactation support)

The Scoop on Insurance-Sponsored Lactation Assistance in NYC (Breast Pumps covered by insurance, lactation support)

The Scoop on Insurance-Sponsored Lactation Assistance in NYC (Breast Pumps covered by insurance, lactation support) According to the National Library of New Medicine, “Over 70% of new mothers experienced difficulties during breastfeeding.” This can include a host of frustrating issues such as plugged ducts, let-down, mastitis, low milk supply, and more. Without proper resources or […]

Recycle Your Car Seat: Target’s Car Seat Trade Event is Back!
The Baby Blues, Stress or More? (expert tips on coping mechanisms and when therapy may be the next step)
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The Baby Blues, Stress or More? (expert tips on coping mechanisms and when therapy may be the next step)

The Baby Blues, Mom Stress or Something More? (expert tips on coping mechanisms and when therapy may be the next step) When my youngest was a little over a year old, I went for my annual medical and shared with my doctor that I was losing my hair and felt deep bouts of sadness and stress. I explained that my son was adopted, so I could not be going through postpartum.  My doctor let out a bit of a gasp.” You don’t have to give actual birth to feel these stresses,” she shared. I found out later that what I was…
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Immunization Schedule 2024: What Parents Need to Know
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Immunization Schedule 2024: What Parents Need to Know

Immunization Schedule 2024: What Parents Need to Know With the new year comes a new, updated immunization schedule from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  This is especially important for parents of children attending school in New York. Children attending day care and pre-K through 12th grade in…
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Nurturing the Nanny-Parent Relationship

Nurturing the Nanny-Parent Relationship

Nurturing the Nanny-Parent Relationship By Drew Isserlis Kramer The connection between parents and nannies is intimate. Unlike any other professional relationship, when parents hire a nanny, they invite an unknown person into their private lives to collaborate on the care of their most precious possessions–their children. Whether the children in question require swaddling or a […]

RSV and Other Respiratory Illnesses: What Parents Need to Know 
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RSV and Other Respiratory Illnesses: What Parents Need to Know 

  RSV and Other Respiratory Illnesses: What Parents Need to Know If you are a parent, you are most likely hearing about the surge of RSV and other respiratory illnesses affecting young children with the arrival of flu season. Being shared is that doctors in parts of the country are seeing a resurgence in RSV, which is a common respiratory illness, but is also known to be severe in infants and older adults.  RSV can even lead some kids to the hospital. As it stands in the United States right now, things are bleak in the South, with some southern…
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