Category Archives: safety

Do you need one more reason to breastfeed?

Do you need one more reason to breastfeed? Breastfeeding has been found to help the infant populate their gut biome.   A study was recently done which showed that there is vertical transfer of microbes from the mother to her … Continue reading

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Recognizing and treating teen depression

October is national Mental Health Awareness month.    No one is immune from mental illness.  Adolescents are especially vulnerable to mental illness and are a major at-risk population for developing severe depression.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that … Continue reading

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Let’s discuss ANOTHER old wives’ tale. . . “Brandy soothes teething pain”

That may be true, but no amount of alcohol is safe for infants or children. Teething rings available at stores (many of which can be frozen in the freezer and reused countless times) are best.  For an inexpensive option I’d … Continue reading

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Recommendations to Decrease SIDS risk

SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is a life-altering, grief-filled event.  There are some ways to decrease the risk. Infants should be placed on their back to sleep until 12 months of age.  Side sleeping is not suggested. Sleep on a firm … Continue reading

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Report: Teenagers who engage in “sexting” have more sex. Hmmmm….

Did you know that more than half of American teens have been asked to send a “sext.”  This information is from nearly 1000 high school students. Sexting is sending explicit electronic messages.  In all, 28% of the teens reported sending … Continue reading

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Kansas car seat rules…4 Steps

 Infant. Birth-12 months.  Rear-facing car seat.  There are different types of rear-facing car seats.  Infant-only seats can only be used rear-facing.  Convertible (and 3-in-1) car seats have a higher height and weight limits for the rear-facing position.  The rules used … Continue reading

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How to keep your sleeping baby well.

SIDS cases have decreased in the US by 50% since the “Back to Sleep” campaign  in 1992 was started.  But, we can do more. The ways to decrease the risk of SIDS in your baby is to. . . Place baby on the … Continue reading

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