This story is several months old but I thought it was worth posting. Both of my girls were in drop side cribs - although they will not be manufactured or sold anymore, I know many who get loaners or hand-me-downs!View Thread
Tax breaks will now be given for breast-feeding supplies, the IRS says. The break changes come about in light of a Harvard study done by the Harvard Medical School that stated, "if 90 percent of mothers followed the standard advice of feeding infants only breast milk for their first six months, the United States could save $13 billion a year in health costs.
As mothers, we all want to be cautious and aware of the possible risks that our environment may have on our children. Though we cannot remove every harmful exposure that may come about, there are steps that we can take to help better our little ones' safety and health.
WebMD's health-e head2toe tool is a great resource for all of us parents to check on how environmental exposure may be affecting our children. Please try out the tool and leave any feedback below. View Thread
Do you know how much your baby is supposed to poop? What textures or colors may mean? How to tell if he/she may be sick just by looking at a diaper? It would definitely be helpful!
This new featured article on WebMD Health and Baby Center entitled The Truth About Baby Poop is great for any parent to read! It can be scary when your baby can't tell you exactly how he/she is feeling and you always want the best for your little one.
My daughter was a 24 wk preemie she was born august of 08. She is now almost two, she went to the hospital march of 09 for influenza and a blockage in her intestines. During this time she needed emergency surgery. Due to being sick and having surgery she went majorly downhill, got a blood infection and needed something called ECMO which is when they put a catheter in your jugular and put oxygen in your blood because no ventilator was strong enough. During this time she was so critical and her lungs got so bad she got BPD. Now I am trying to find out symptoms of BPD? How to prevent BPD? and Would it make her go downhill and turn blue and be on the verge of death in seconds? Is anyone experienced with this?? She is trach/vent, on all the meds for it, and has 24 hr nursing. But what else can i do to prevent it?View Thread
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