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Mama, Put Down The Diet Coke: Health Threats Of Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are ubiquitous in our food system. Food manufacturers add them to sodas, energy and sports drinks, protein powders, health bars, yogurt, gum, candy, and pharmaceuticals (including syrups and antibiotics for children). Artificial sweeteners are the food industry’s way of harmonizing our cravings for sweet things with our concern for calories. The appeal is […]

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Four Reasons Why A Dream Feed Isn't So Dreamy

Four Reasons Why A Dream Feed Isn’t So Dreamy

If you’re unfamiliar with the term “dream feed,” then you’re probably one of those parents who never struggled with your infant’s sleep. In theory, a dream feed sounds great. The idea is that you feed your infant without fully waking her so that she is still “dreaming.” You gently pick her up and feed her before you head […]

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Why I’m Choosing to Continue Breastfeeding my Son after One Year

Breastfeeding is a choice and a challenge. After all, parenting is like a marathon that we will always be training for. Here is my story about why I’m choosing to breastfeed my son after his first birthday.  There are no doubts about the benefits of breastfeeding your child. Making the effort to master and feel comfortable […]

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Don’t Miss the Seacoast Mom & Baby Expo This Saturday

The 10th Annual Seacoast Mom & Baby Expo is this Saturday, October 22, at the Regatta Banquet and Conference Center on Route 236 in Eliot, Maine from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.! The Seacoast Mom & Baby Expo is my favorite day of the year. For me, this day is better than the first day […]

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4 Things You May Not Know About Cesarean Birth (1)

4 Things You May Not Know About Cesarean Birth

One-third of babies born in our country are born via cesarean section (C-section) each year. The World Health Organization recommends an ideal cesarean rate of 10 to 15 percent. At this rate, cesareans are being performed only when medically necessary. It’s important to acknowledge this statistic and ensure that moms have the best possible experience. As a cesarean […]

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