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After 7 Years of Using Cloth Diapers, Are They Worth It?

After 7 Years of Using Cloth Diapers, Are They Worth It?

The short answer is, “Absolutely.” After seven years of using cloth diapers nearly exclusively, I understand why many parents swear by them.   Seven years ago, I had my daughter, and I tried every disposable diaper available. Some felt too rough. Some smelled disgusting. Others gave her horrible rashes. Frustrated, I …

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Aussie Mom Uses Photography to Capture Breastfeeding Sisterhood

Aussie Mom Uses Photography to Capture Breastfeeding Sisterhood

In an effort to ensure that breastfeeding moms feel both connected and supported, Sarah Murnane is touring Australia and capturing breathtaking group photographs of mothers nursing their babies. It all started with a photo. In October 2015,  Sarah Murnane, professional photographer and mother of two, coordinated a photography session with …

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10 Breastfeeding Traditions From Around the World

10 Breastfeeding Traditions From Around the World

In honor of the upcoming World Breastfeeding Week, we take a closer look at the many ways that breastfeeding varies throughout the world. From a biological perspective, breastfeeding appears to look the same everywhere. As rooting and sucking are innate reflexes, an infant will attach to its mother’s breast, and …

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9 Things Diabetics Must Watch Out for in Summer

Nerve damage The typical type 2 diabetes complications—think high blood pressure and increased risk of heart disease—worsen in the heat of summer and mean that your exercise performance may suffer. “The summer season and heat and humidity go hand-in-hand, which can cause complications for people who have diabetes for several …

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Is Global Warming to Blame for Your Gestational Diabetes?

Is Global Warming to Blame for Your Gestational Diabetes?

Is Global Warming to Blame for Your Gestational Diabetes? Scientists have found yet another risk associated with climate change, and that is gestational diabetes. According to a new study published in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association (CMAJ), as the temperature outside climbs, so too does a woman’s risk …

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How Can I Get My Breastfed Baby To Take A Bottle?

How Can I Get My Breastfed Baby To Take A Bottle?

How Can I Get My Breastfed Baby To Take A Bottle? You’re not alone. Most breastfed babies refuse everything but the real deal at first. Be patient and know that with time (and hunger) your baby will eventually accept food from something other than the breast. There are a couple …

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12 Ways To Make Breastfeeding Easier

12 Ways To Make Breastfeeding Easier

12 Ways To Make Breastfeeding Easier We hate to break it to you, but while breastfeeding has some pretty amazing benefits for baby, it can be a tough skill to master for some moms. If it turns out you do have problems, don’t quit right away. Most times, it does …

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