Why I Spent $2,000 To Breastfeed

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Meet Kaitlin Bell Barnett, a mom and journalist covering everything from psychology and medications to women’s health and child development. She's opening up about the cost of her breastfeeding experience so far, and explaining why those costs, while frustrating, can be worth it. Earlier this week, I published a column detailing how six months... Read more

What's A Baby Hair Tourniquet, And How Can You Prevent It?

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Hair can end up in some pretty annoying places: your mouth, your food, the back of your shirt, on all of your socks. Luckily, you can do something about these pesky strands. Baby, however, is going to need a little help. And as one family learned, if it ends up in the wrong place, that... Read more

Breastfeeding Personal Trainer Pioneers 'Breastercising'

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As mom of six, Sharny Kieser knows a thing or two about multitasking. And as personal trainer, she knows a thing or two about exercising. So while her latest Facebook photo went viral, it's really nothing out of the ordinary for this active mom. "I caught Sharny multitasking today. In public. ‪#‎breastercising‬," her husband,... Read more

Why A 2 Year Old Learning ABCs Is Taking Over The Internet

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With a little perseverance and a lot of enthusiasm, John David is nailing his ABCs. Even more impressive, the little boy, who has Down syndrome, is only 2 years old: a year or so ahead of when many of our own users indicate their kids started learning the alphabet. Coached through each letter... Read more

These Twins Traveled The World To Surprise Grandma (Video)

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Forget gender reveals. Parents who want to execute big surprises now have to go after the grandparents. Recently, we've seen a grandmother meet an adoptive granddaughter she didn't even know was joining the family. Another was ambushed with news of triplets on the way. This time, a couple flew around the world... Read more

Viral Photo Emphasizes Baby Shopping Cart Safety

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"So this just happened," the Facebook post begins, summing up the shock one Ohio mom felt. Lindsey Wisnewski took to Facebook to share a scary photo demonstrating the danger of placing an infant car seat in a shopping cart. Wisnewski's baby was completely unharmed, safe in a baby carrier as the shopping cart tipped over. But... Read more

The Year Of The Mother: It's Time To Support Fellow Moms

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Meet Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee, the ladies behind The Bump Pump and Dump Validation Tour. These Denver-based moms are here to remind you that even on your worst parenting day, you’re doing a great job. And whether it’s via song at their parentally-incorrect live comedy shows or via blog post on The Bump,... Read more

Pumping At Work: The Etiquette Guide Your Co-workers Need

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Making milk for a baby while at work is awkward. Some people even find it disgusting. So it's important that we make sure we are all acting in a way that makes our co-workers comfortable. But even more importantly, our co-workers need to know how to react to a pumping mom. I've pulled... Read more

'This Is What 24 Hours Postpartum Looks Like:' Photo Goes Viral

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The first few hours—and days—after you give birth can feel like a blur. Your body's been through hell. You're on an emotional high. It's such an exciting and unfamiliar time. One mom decided to capture everything she was feeling after that first day postpartum. And her message is resonating with thousands. "This is what 24... Read more

Hand-Holding Preemies Prove Twins Have Special Connection (VIDEO)

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Meet Kristian and Kristiana, the premature twins capturing hearts across the Internet. Based on comments on the YouTube video shared by mom Anthea Jackson, the hand-holding siblings are a reminder of "how much twins are connected." And there's scientific evidence to actually back that sentiment up, demonstrating this connection starts before birth. Back in 2010, researchers... Read more