Yes, you should pay attention to what shows up in baby’s diaper. Except upon the introduction of formula or solid foods, any variance in the color of baby’s stools indicates that something’s off—from a slight irritation to a dangerous disorder. Continue reading
There is no doubt that gastrointestinal pain can alter a child’s behavior in many ways. In addition to the direct emotional responses a child can display in reaction to discomfort, the brain—and hence behavior—can be affected chemically by food intolerance reactions. Continue reading
“Most importantly, the scientific review found that the use of precautionary antibiotics did not reduce the number of infant deaths—neither from GBS (Group B Strep) infection nor from all causes—and the number of later, serious infections is increased by the use of antibiotics during labor.” Continue reading
The pursuit of a natural birth is not just about minimizing medical interventions and their attendant risks. It’s not about being super-woman enough to endure the powerful sensations. Every moment of the natural labor and birth process has a purpose leading to optimization of the emotional and physical health of mother and baby. Continue reading
You think of your baby as one organism, but actually trillions of organisms are intricately involved in regulating your child. Imbalances in baby’s flora can lead to lack of tolerance to foods (food allergies), gastrointestinal distresses, and later gastrointestinal diseases. Poor gut flora is also linked to initiation of autoimmune diseases involving other parts of baby’s body—such as asthma, diabetes, and arthritis.
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If you doubt that autistic symptoms have grown tremendously, talk to any grade school teacher who has taught since the 1970s. Regardless of the exact rate of increase, at over 2% of all children, this is an enormous epidemic that receives incredibly little attention toward discovering and preventing the causes. Continue reading
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 Continue reading
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
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 Continue reading