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Child wearing sunglasses while running
Does your kid spend a lot of time running around and playing outdoors? If you're like most parents, you probably lather them up with suntan lotion every couple of hours, right? Especially since there's nothing worse than getting a bad sunburn. But what about their eyes? Does your child have sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sun? The truth is, most parents...
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...
Multivitamins for Children - Exactly What You Need To Know
Multivitamins are supplements that can be purchased over the counter. To our benefit, they mimic specific vitamins and minerals found naturally in whole foods. In my experience, many parents want to know if a daily multivitamin is necessary for their children. My answer to them depends on a few factors.  In the video below, Amanda Haney unveils what you need...
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...
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...
Regular milk at the grocery store.
Does your baby get sick after feeding? Are they having a hard time tolerating your breast milk or formula? If so, they may have a cow’s milk allergy. In the video below, Amanda Haney goes over what you need to know about babies that develop cow's milk allergy. https://youtu.be/uzzzmqGz5jU If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What is...
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...
5 lesser known ways you influence your family
Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect? It’s a broad concept that explains how we can impact on our families without realizing. At a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the 80s, Edward Lorenz posed the question: “Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?” The...
The Importance of Oral Hygiene During Childhood
You might think there's time to teach your sweet baby about oral hygiene. After all, baby teeth don't matter as much, and surely you don't have to worry about one or two teeth, right? Nope. A baby's first tooth is a milestone for many reasons. Teaching your little one to care about their teeth is your job as a...
Male Infant Circumcision - Making the Case For and Against This Procedure
As a parent, you have a very important decision to make in regards to the circumcision of your son. When a male infant is born, their penis is covered with a hood of skin that covers its head. Circumcision is a surgical procedure that is done to remove the foreskin. Usually, it is performed a day or two after...