Getting Started Women have been breastfeeding their babies since the beginning of time. That doesn’t mean, however, that it’s something that just happens on its own. After all, you’ve never breastfed before, and your newborn has never eaten before, from a breast or otherwise. So before you pack your bag for the hospital — or…

Pediatricians recommend breastfeeding until baby is at least a year old — but many moms keep going beyond that. Discover the pluses of extended breastfeeding. As the mother of eight children and a certified lactation counselor, Robin Elise Weiss knows just about everything there is to know about breastfeeding. When she was nursing her own…

Chocolate is perfectly safe for most pregnant women—in moderation. In fact, there’s some evidence that eating chocolate during pregnancy could lower your risk of preeclampsia. But you don’t want to overdo it for two reasons. Number one is that eating lots of chocolate will make you less hungry for other healthy foods you need for…

Why is postpartum birth control recommended? If you are not using a birth control method, it is possible to become pregnant very soon after having a baby. Using a birth control method in the weeks after you have a baby (the postpartum period) helps you avoid an unintended pregnancy. How do I choose a postpartum…

Summer – a great time for a change of pace and activities, and a great time for rest and relaxation. Parents and other caregivers however, always need to be alert to prevent injuries and ensure the safety of those under our care. The most common element of summer is increased heat and sun. Although a…