Beginning with the trip through the birth canal, every minute counts in the early effort to launch the healthiest-possible balance of gut microbes. The newborn digestive system is not ready at birth to handle much in the way of food, and the breasts know this. Immune protection is the first order of business and is greatly dependent upon the establishment of healthy flora. When uninhibited by antibiotics, formula supplements, or delayed feedings, breastmilk can essentially seal the deal.
It’s been shown that the health of the floral environment into which an infant is born can have positive or negative impact on the creation of his long-term microbiome. In turn, the child’s early risks for infectious diseases, and adult risks of non-infectious diseases, are highly dependent upon early gut health. Remember that some hospital germs are much tougher than community germs, READ MORE at Attachment Parenting.org
Zofran, also known as ondansetron and Zuplenz, is an anti-nausea medication approved for use for cancer and surgery patients. Yet, it’s been prescribed by doctors across the nation as off-label use for morning sickness for numerous Continue reading
“Fever does not cause brain damage. Fever is a good thing,” says pediatrician Scott W. Cohen, MD, author of Eat, Sleep, Poop. Pediatrician Jo Ann Rohyans, MD, writes for BabyCenter.com: “Most children can tolerate a temperature of slightly higher than 107°F without long-term effects from the fever itself.” … REST OF EXCERPT HERE
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Every child and every family has different preferences, genetic tendencies, and needs. Parents and babies are also full of natural instincts that help guide them, if allowed. Babies know when they want to start solid foods but the question still receives a lot of attention …
Give the mother-to-be a unique baby shower gift for the upcoming arrival of her newborn baby. These baby shower gifts are special, beautiful, entertaining,
The following excerpt from “Baby Poop,” by Linda F. Palmer, is intended for the parents of preemies to share with their healthcare professionals in order to help optimize the outcome for their tiny baby. Please note that there are comments after most endnote references at bottom. There is much more valuable information in “Baby Poop” about feeding preemies. Continue reading
The below table, excerpted from “BABY POOP,” shows 24 different options for treating constipation in babies, along with comments on each one. What treatment is right for your baby? From the author of “BABY MATTERS,” check out “BABY POOP” for lots more helpful information. The studies show that natural methods are best.