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Breast Milk Provides Vital Immunologic and Physiologic Benefits for Babies

Breast Milk Provides Vital Immunologic and Physiologic Benefits for Babies

With nearly 80 percent of mothers in the United States now choosing breastfeeding over formula feeding for their babies, there clearly is widespread agreement that mothers’ milk is the ideal food for the very young. This source of nutrition is also perfectly species-specific: Cow’s milk is best for rapidly growing bovine calves, whale milk is uniquely suited to the high-fat…

Chronic Illness and the State of Our Children’s Health

Chronic Illness and the State of Our Children’s Health

Approximately 27 percent of U.S. children live with chronic health conditions that can affect their daily lives and normal activities. These maladies often contribute greatly to school absenteeism and require continual medical attention. Many studies suggest chronic health problems, along with learning and developmental disorders, appear to be on the rise.

Babies May Benefit from Co-Sleeping

Babies May Benefit from Co-Sleeping

In most of the world, it is common practice for parents and babies to sleep together. In the United States and several other countries, including Britain, Germany, and parts of western Europe, parents tend to put babies in their own beds and usually in a separate room. This custom is largely due to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warnings about…

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