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Bottle-fed babies could be ingesting more than 1 million microplastics every day

A study estimated bottle-fed babies around the world consume, on average, more than 1.5 million microplastic particles a day. The shaking and heating involved with formula preparation promotes the microplastics’ release. It’s unclear how microplastic consumption affects human health long term, but the study brings more urgency to finding out […]
Bottle-fed babies could be ingesting more than 1 million microplastics every day
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What does iodine do for the body and why it is crucial for new mothers

Iodine is crucial to the creation of thyroid hormones, which regulate metabolism and cell function. Though not getting enough iodine can lead to weight gain and hypothyroidism, many people who eat a traditional American diet get sufficient iodine from sources like iodized salt. However, pregnant women and young children need […]
What does iodine do for the body and why it is crucial for new mothers
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What is congenital heart disease? The warning signs for your newborn

Congenital heart disease occurs when a baby’s heart or blood vessels develop in abnormal ways in the womb. Some of the symptoms of congenital heart disease include blue blotches of skin at birth, abnormal heart murmurs, and delays in developmental milestones. There is no cure for congenital heart disease, and […]
What is congenital heart disease? The warning signs for your newborn
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When to start sleep training your newborn and recommended methods

You can begin sleep training your baby about four to six months after birth. There are a number of different sleep training methods listed below including graduated extinction and the cry-it-out method. Sufficient sleep is important for cognitive development, mood regulation, and behaviour but not every baby needs to be […]
When to start sleep training your newborn and recommended methods
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How to swaddle your newborn and why pediatricians recommend it

A swaddled newborn is 33% less likely to suffer from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) than an unwrapped, back-sleeping baby. Swaddling can be used until your baby is able to roll over on their own, which usually happens after about four to six months. Swaddling a newborn can provide your […]
How to swaddle your newborn and why pediatricians recommend it
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The fascinating biology behind how breast milk is made

The hormone progesterone triggers the production of early milk during pregnancy, while the hormone prolactin is responsible for the production of mature milk after your baby is born. Milk is produced and stored in the breasts by little cavities in the breast tissue called mammary alveoli. Fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and […]
The fascinating biology behind how breast milk is made
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Why your newborn is crying and whether it’s normal

Your newborn is likely crying because they want one of their basic needs met. Babies typically cry as much as two to three hours per day, and their crying should peak around six to eight weeks after birth. However, if your newborn is crying more than three hours each day, […]
Why your newborn is crying and whether it’s normal
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Key milestones your baby can reach in the first six months

Babies may seem pretty helpless when you first bring them home, but in just a few months they will be smiling and chuckling. By four months of age, their brains will be developed enough that they can copy your facial expressions. At the end of six months, they can recognise […]
Key milestones your baby can reach in the first six months
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Babies should be able to hold their head up by 3 months of age

Babies can lift their head during the first few months of life, but they have very little control, which is why parents are instructed to support the baby’s neck early on. Babies develop muscles and strengthen them starting from their head down to their toes. Tummy time is the perfect […]
Babies should be able to hold their head up by 3 months of age
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When your child should stop sucking their thumb and how to help

Most kids will give up thumb sucking between the ages of two and four-years-old. Thumb sucking is mostly harmless unless it goes on for multiple years past the age of five. Prolonged thumb sucking can cause dental issues such as misaligned teeth. Being positive and providing support is crucial to […]
When your child should stop sucking their thumb and how to help
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