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Something Hiding In Your Spice Rack Could Make Baby’s Formula Safer

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A new study conducted at the University of British Columbia found that two components found in garlic will help reduce the contamination risk of infant formula. Published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, researchers identified diallyl slfide and ajoene (two components in garlic) that work to significantly lower the contamination risk of Cronobacter sakazakii, which... read more

Drop the Bottle? Study Says Formula-Fed Babies More Likely to Have Digestive Issues

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New research found that bottle feeding baby increases his risk for developing hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS). HPS is a stomach obstruction that results in severe and frequent vomiting by baby. It's most common in the first two months of an infant's life. The study, published in the JAMA Pediatrics, set out to identify... read more

Mark Your Calendars: August 15 is Public Display of Breastfeeding Day! [UPDATED]

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Join The Bump and Boppy boob-olution! Breastfeeding Awareness Month here! On August 15th, moms everywhere will breastfeed in public to celebrate in our second annual Public Display of Breastfeeding (PDB) Day. Why make a big deal out of breastfeeding in public? To empower moms and show the world that if a mom chooses to read more

Scan This: High Chair That Becomes a Toddler Chair — See It In Action! (WATCH)

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Here's the trouble with choosing a high chair: You want something that's not an eyesore at family dinners. But after a couple of years it will be useless, right? Wrong, if you've got the Juice high chair! This cool, chic seat converts from a high chair to a low seat for a three- to six-year-old.... read more

Venezuelan Lawmakers Want to Put a Ban on Bottle Feeding Baby

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In the most shocking and fascinating news to trickle out this week (yep! Even bigger than Kim Kardashian's top secret baby name), the Venezuelan Congress will discuss legislation that would prohibit bottle feeding infants. This would be done as part of a larger effort to both encourage breastfeeding and reduce the... read more

6 Thanksgiving Foods That Make Great Meals for Baby

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Of course, you want baby to get into the holiday spirit on Thursday, and if you're considering letting her try a little bit of what you're having, go for it! There are some Thanksgiving foods that make perfect baby purees and finger foods. (Obviously, only give these to your baby if she's started on solids... read more

Which Parenting Style Is Best for Baby?

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I really feel it would have been so much easier to have and raise a baby in simpler times. Today, it feels like having and raising a baby has become somewhat of a competition or a trendy, popularity contest. That might sound harsh, but hear me out: Although all the new advances in medicine have... read more

Did One of My Kids Get an Unfair Advantage with Breastfeeding?

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When my first child was born (after a grueling 36 hour labor) – he and I were an exhausted, overwhelmed, high strung, nervous mess. I had every intention of breastfeeding, but I had no idea how hard it would be. I latched him on over and over and as he fought me, we’d both just... read more

Mark Your Calendars: August 15 is Public Display of Breastfeeding Day!

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Join the boob-olution! On August 15th, moms everywhere will breastfeed in public to celebrate Public Display of Breastfeeding (PDB) Day. Why make a big deal out of breastfeeding in public? To empower moms and show the world that if a mom chooses to breastfeed, it's her right to feed her baby whenever and wherever she... read more

Only a Third of Moms Reach their Breastfeeding Goals — How to Boost Your Odds

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A recent study suggests that most new moms (a vast majority, actually) aren't breastfeeding for as long as they intend to and that hospitals may be able to help others reach their goals. For the study, published in Pediatrics, researchers questioned women before birth and throughout their babies' first year. Of the women who... read more