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Terms of Use

Introduction This Web Site is provided to you under these “Terms of Use” and any amendments or supplements to them that may be posted by Momenta, LLC (“Modern Mom”) from time to time (collectively referred to as this “Agreement”). Your use of this Web Site shall be deemed to constitute your consent to be bound…

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Mandatory Relaxation

Last week was the first time I checked out in awhile andI must admit that it took me getting sick to collapse into relaxation mode. I have been going full throttle for some time and my body finally gave in.Thankfully it wasnt a full-blown flu, but just enough to make me housebound. The funny thing was that I actually enjoyed it!

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Healthy Habits for the Whole Family

It’s already April, but that’s not too late to make a 2011 resolution! Trade in your family’s lazy habits for healthier ones by encouraging each member of your household to spend more time as a unit, rather than as individuals. Family members can feel neglected if everyone spends too much time doing their own thing–surfing the web, watching TV, playing video games, or other sedentary individual activities. Below are some ideas to implement with your family for a happier, healthier house!

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Ways to Heal Acne Scars

Individuals who suffer from acne don’t only have to worry about their blemishes, but also the scars blemishes may leave behind. If past acne struggles have left you with skin that isn’t as smooth as you would like, you might be able to remedy this problem. Select a scar healing method that works to eradicate heartbreaking acne reminders.

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Dealing With Breast and Nipple Soreness When Breastfeeding

A highly rewarding experience with many health benefits for your child, breastfeeding may also come with its own set of problems for mothers, including breast and nipple soreness. Nipple pain is generally caused by nipple trauma such as cracks, abrasions, blanching, vasospasm (blood vessel constriction) and milk blisters. The baby’s latch traumatizes the nipple, causing painful injury or a blockage of pores and preventing the flow of milk. Breast pain problems include engorgement, plugged ducts, mastitis and thrush. Engorgement occurs when the breasts get very full and hard and sensitive. A plugged duct, in which the flow of breast milk gets blocked, may feel like a hard, tender area on one of your breasts. Plugged ducts are often a precursor to mastitis, which occurs when an infection leads to an inflammation of the breast. Mastitis can be very painful and is usually accompanied by a fever of 101.3 degrees F. According to Maureen Minchin in “Breastfeeding Matters,” mastitis occurs in 1/5 of breastfeeding women in the West. But, there are ways to relieve each of these problems, so that you can continue feeding and bonding with your baby.