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8 Tips To Protect Your Teen From the Dangers of Online Dating 1
Thanks to apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge, online dating is becoming increasingly popular. Gone are the days when you could easily track a teenager’s dating habits simply by opening your front door and checking who came to pick them up for a date. Teens have now switched to online channels as a means of finding relationships (or even...
The ABCs of Raising Healthy and Happy Children
As parents, we undoubtedly want the best for our children. But raising children to be healthy and happy can be a real challenge in today's crazy world! We want them to wear the most beautiful clothes, attend the best schools, be at the top of their classes, and simply be happy. But c'mon, let's face it, no matter how hard we...
What is a lactation consultant?
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, or IBCLC, is a healthcare professional that has completed college coursework relating to the human body and has completed an accredited training program with an evidence-based curriculum and hands-on clinical practice. In this video, Sarah Trinajstich is going to review what you need to know about lactation consultants. https://youtu.be/yoUuRjYqw7g If you don’t like the video or...
4 Signs Your Baby Is Hungry (& Needs To Be Fed)!
Learning your new baby’s hunger cues is very important for “on-demand” or “cue-based” breastfeeding.  In the video below, Sarah Trinajstich discusses 4 signs you should look for to tell if your baby is hungry. https://youtu.be/LEznhaZ37nM If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What is "cue-based" breastfeeding? While it can take time to learn, cue-based feeding is the method of...
6 Steps For Getting a Comfortable & Effective Breastfeeding Latch
A latch is a position your baby’s mouth is in when attached to your breast for breastfeeding. A good, deep latch is often the answer to many discomforts associated with breastfeeding. As a result, your baby will get the most milk, with the least effort, and you can keep your nipples from becoming sore and raw with an effective latch. In...
Classroom school vision screenings.
If you have a school-aged child, you’re bound to one day receive a letter about school vision screenings. But what exactly does that screening entail? Is it enough to ensure the health and vision of your child’s eyes? Fortunately for you, I’m here to take the mystery out of school vision screenings and answer the questions that parents typically...
Unconventional and Easier Ways to Communicate with Your Children
When talking to your children, do you ever feel like you’re talking to a wall? The less they listen, the more the urge to shout builds up inside of you. We don’t ever want to go there, but it works as a last resort when nothing else seems to do the trick. But yelling isn’t productive. In fact, one...
Hand expression of breast milk is a great way to get milk out of your breast without using a breast pump. It can be especially helpful with early breast stimulation after birth, if you experience engorgement, increasing your milk supply, or getting your baby interested in latching by putting a drop or two of milk on their lips. As...
a2 Milk Review
You may have noticed a new brand of milk while doing your grocery shopping called a2 Milk. If you are wondering how this product is different than other milk products on the shelf, look no further! In this review, I will discuss what makes a2 Milk unique, who may benefit from this product, and other important things to consider. How is a2 Milk...
Kids & Contact Lenses - 4 Expert Recommendations
Contact lenses are a great way to for people of all ages to have clear, comfortable vision. Therefore, it’s no surprise that parents with children who want contact lenses have a lot of questions! Here are a few of the most common questions I'm asked about kids and contact lenses. In the video below, Dr. Rachael Wruble discusses what parent's need...