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Navigating Common Breastfeeding Concerns During the Uncertainty of a Pandemic

Breastfeeding can be complicated and difficult enough during “normal” times. However, new mothers’ concerns become magnified during a pandemic when in-person resources, like local breastfeeding classes, are not as available. As a certified lactation consultant, I’m here to help by sharing answers to the most common breastfeeding questions and concerns I receive from clients and…

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Posture Exercises for Kids

Children can be terrible slouchers! You know the symptoms- shoulders down, stomach out, back hunched. There is no time like the present for your kids to learn good habits. In fact, the sooner, the better. Even if you children do not have medical conditions, such as scoliosis, which cause back problems, they can still benefit from doing posture exercises. After all, many children spend part of their days in rigid school chairs or slouched on couches watching television or playing video games. Keep exercises short and pain-free to ensure they stick with the routine! And maybe skip balancing books on their head…

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When Should You Give a Pacifier to a Baby?

Giving your baby a pacifier is a personal decision. Most experts agree that pacifiers can be helpful during the first six months of life as it satisfies your baby’s natural instinct to suck. However, there are no definite guidelines about when to give a pacifier or take one away. Sometimes, it is best to just use your mothering instinct to decide if a pacifier is right for your baby, regardless of his age.

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Your Aching Feet Will Thank You For These Sandals

During the last few months of pregnancy, I was miserable, nothing fit, my feet were swollen and I hated every single shoe in my closet.I know there are some women who sparkle and glow their way right to their due date, but I was not one of them. To make it worse, I have plantar fasciitis – so finding comfortable footwear was already a big problem.Enter: Vionic with Orthaheel Technology SandalsEven though the …

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Hyundai Recalls 240,000 Vehicles

Hyundai has recalled nearly 240,000 Sonata and Azera sedans in cold-weather US states because road salt can corrode the rear suspension, which is part of the vehicle’s frame. In advanced cases, the crossmember could detach from the control arms that lead to the wheels, which could affect wheel alignment and increase the risk of a crash.