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Pump it Up: A Look at Breast Milk Donation

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World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7, 2012

You might not know it if you’ve been fortunate enough to avoid the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, but breast milk donation is an integral part of keeping premature babies alive.

 

So why is there such a lack of information, and what else can we learn about this life-saving practice? The movement is out there… and it’s gaining steam.

 

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The Great Cafeteria Debate: Is the School Lunch Program Improving?

The Great Cafeteria Debate: Is the School Lunch Program Improving? | Babies, Children, and Teens - Alternative Health News | Scoop.it

In recent years, individuals and federal agencies alike have been examining our public lunch programs, calling into question the efficacy of this long-established convention. While it’s widely accepted that lunch-- and nutrition in general-- is crucial to healthy adolescent development, many wonder whether school menus provide more of a help or a hindrance.

 

We take a look at the program from soup to nuts.

 

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Breastfeeding Bill of Rights

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Moms, families, and friends: download and print this FREE wallet card, the Breastfeeding Bill of Rights, and carry it with you!
Share (but please do not alter) to inform others about:

 

- legal rights of breastfeeding mothers
- health benefits of breastfeeding
- risks of not breastfeeding

 

This could be especially handy for those facing uncertainty in public, in private commercial settings, or while at work. Please share and distribute freely

 

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What Would Batman Eat? Thinking Outside the Box for Children’s Health

What Would Batman Eat? Thinking Outside the Box for Children’s Health | Babies, Children, and Teens - Alternative Health News | Scoop.it

As The Dark Knight Rises storms through the box office, Batman might be saving more than Gotham City. How are superheroes helping to curb the obesity epidemic in our nation’s children?

It’s easy. Just ask them what Batman would eat.

 

Kids, ranging from six to 12 years old, were presented with photos of admirable role models and less admirable models and asked, “Would this person order apple fries or French fries?” Connected to a picture of a superhero-type, the kids would then choose a healthier option 45% of the time. That’s a major impact on a demographic that can be hard to please.

 

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Pump it Up: A Look at Breast Milk Donation - Part II

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The second part of our story on breast milk donation, looking into the roles of both the medical professionals and the grieving mothers, and what’s being done to level the stark difference between supply and demand.

 

It may come as a shock after reading about the extreme importance of milk donation, but there are many hospitals that are not coordinating their efforts with banks around the country.

 

There are still providers that are completely unaware of how donor milk works and what level of safety is guaranteed in the process.

 

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The Mommy Blogger Revolution

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Who are mommy bloggers?

 

Mommy bloggers are mostly comprised of stay-at-home moms, albeit there are some daddy bloggers out there, too. Mommy bloggers have a certain “street credibility.” They live what they teach and preach. However, that’s not all they blog about.

 

Mommy bloggers expose themselves, revealing their innermost thoughts and feelings. They are honest, rawand at times vulnerable, therefore developing a trusting relationship with their readers. According to Forbes magazine, “Moms who blog have become citizen journalists, and remarkably, the top 15 mom bloggers influence more people than the New York Times.” Wow. That’s impressive.

 

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Breastfeeding Barriers: Avoiding the “Booby Trap”

Breastfeeding Barriers: Avoiding the “Booby Trap” | Babies, Children, and Teens - Alternative Health News | Scoop.it

As World Breastfeeding Week approaches, it’s time to look at the reasons why something as natural as breastfeeding comes under fire in certain sections of the United States. What is widely considered the first and only option in many countries is constantly being tinkered with by doctors, family members, and even societal subtext. So what can you do to steer clear of the roadblocks?

 

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Images of Perfection: One Girl Takes on Seventeen Magazine

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***UPDATE: Igniting the SPARK for Change

 

Ah, the sweet smell of success. Julia Bluhm’s tireless crusade against Photoshopped images in teen girl-targeting magazines has paid off. In May, Bluhm protested in front of Seventeen Magazine’s New York office demanding for change: at least one unaltered photo spread per month.

 

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Hand Sanitizer: A Dangerous Cocktail

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As long as there are teenagers around, there will always be a group that pushes the limits and bends the law to enjoy a little bit of mischievous fun. But the usual stand-bys of sneaking beer at a party or trying out a fake ID are giving way to a much more dangerous solution . . . hand sanitizer.

 

The alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is becoming rapidly more available, from schools to hospitals to public events, is the reason behind a rash of alcohol poisonings in the San Fernando Valley, California. It turns out that the teenagers were getting drunk – and severely ill – from the little bottles you can pick up at the pharmacy for as little as a dollar.

 

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Magnets and Kids: Not an Attractive Pairing

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Magnets and Kids: Not an Attractive Pairing

 

These BB-sized spheres, known from Buckyballs to Nanospheres to Zen Magnets, are sold in sets of over 200 pieces online and in office stores. And while you can create something beautiful, children are swallowing loose pieces at record rates.

 

But what can you do? Especially if you aren’t able to monitor your children when they go to other houses or stay with family? Well the AAP offers safety tips that should always be followed.

 

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Preemies Have Higher Death Rates Later in Life by Sylvia Anderson.Imagine the following: you’re pregnant . . . not due to have your baby for two more months, but suddenly you find yourself having contractions. You rush to the hospital in a panic where you find out your baby girl is coming and there’s no stopping it.

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Breastfeeding a 3 Year Old? - Dr. Fran Walfish Interview

http://www.insidershealth.com #IHTV Time Magazine's current issue, "Are You Mom Enough," covers a story about a mother who is breastfeeding her 3 year old ch...
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Special Olympics: More Than Just a Day at the Park by Kristen Lee Curtis - Diseases and Disorders - InsidersHealth.com

An InsidersHealth.com article regarding diseases and disorders - Special Olympics: More Than Just a Day at the Park by Kristen Lee Curtis.  The Special Olympics is something we’re all aware of, but what do we really know about it? Please read to get an insider’s view! 

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Barbie’s Bald Friend: Does Mattel Finally Get it Right? by Sylvia Anderson - Cancer - InsidersHealth.com

After Mattel’s unfortunate luck with dolls geared at variety of young girls, like pregnant Midge or Totally Tattoo Barbie, have they finally found success with Barbie’s bald friend?
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Honey Better than OTC Cough Syrup for Kids' Colds

Honey Better than OTC Cough Syrup for Kids' Colds | Babies, Children, and Teens - Alternative Health News | Scoop.it

Schools all over the nation are either already in session, or just getting ready to start. So, you know what that means . . . Cold and flu season will also soon be here. Fortunately, science is really starting to invest in some effective alternative treatments for the common cold and cough – which can be especially helpful for your little ones. After all, who wants to give their child an alcohol-based cough syrup like Nyquil?

 

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What's REALLY in the Scented Air Coming from Your Dryer Vent?

What's REALLY in the Scented Air Coming from Your Dryer Vent? | Babies, Children, and Teens - Alternative Health News | Scoop.it

These days it's not enough to have clean, bright laundry. We want our sheets and shirts to smell like a tropical breeze, springtime dew or clean mountain air. Possible skin reactions aside, new findings published in the journal Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health reveal that the air coming from machines using scented laundry detergentand dryer sheets contains dangerous chemicals, two of which are known carcinogens.

 

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Sage

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Sage has one of the longest histories of use of any culinary or medicinal herb. It was used by herbalists externally to treat sprains, swelling, ulcers, and bleeding. Internally, a tea made from sage leaves has had a long history of use to treat sore throats and coughs—often used as a gargle. It was also used by herbalists for rheumatism, excessive menstrual bleeding, and to dry up a mother’s milk when nursing was stopped.

 

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Pump it Up: A Look at Breast Milk Donation

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World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7, 2012

You might not know it if you’ve been fortunate enough to avoid the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, but breast milk donation is an integral part of keeping premature babies alive.

 

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Mama Knows Best

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A mother’s wisdom guides us through the tough times in life. Yet, so often when mom is doling out advice, it goes in one ear and out the other. Or does it?

 

In our continuing series celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, we wanted to take a look at more than just babies. A mother’s bond with her child is most often one that stands the test of time. She loves you more than words canexpress. So . . . isn’t it conceivable that she really does know best?

 

Consider listening to your mother. ♥

 

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Could You Have a Pain-Free Labor? The Power of HypnoBirthing

Could You Have a Pain-Free Labor? The Power of HypnoBirthing | Babies, Children, and Teens - Alternative Health News | Scoop.it

Does the thought of natural childbirth frighten you? Would you prefer not to take any medications that could affect you or your soon-to-be-born baby? If you would like to experience childbirth in its fullest, but don’t wish experience the pain, HypnoBirthing may just be the answer for you!

 

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See our Breastfeeding board

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Are Video Games Endangering Our Kid's Mental Health? New Study Suggests Risk is Real.

Are Video Games Endangering Our Kid's Mental Health? New Study Suggests Risk is Real. | Babies, Children, and Teens - Alternative Health News | Scoop.it

Are Video Games Endangering Our Kid's Mental Health? New Study Suggests Risk is Real.

 

There is no doubt that modern technology has changed the face of society. Smart phones have replaced touch-tone phones in a way that not only provides instant telephone access, but also ensures we can check e-mail, browse the Internet, and check the weather report in the time it takes to push a few buttons. Videoconferencing allows for face-to-face meetings with people on the other side of the world. And the marvels of the World Wide Web are just too numerous to recount.

 

Playing video games is a huge source of entertainment. But what may on the surface seem to be fun and games, this popular pastime could have a negative impact on a child’s mental health.

 

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 Prom Safely: A Teenager's Dream, a Parent's Nightmare by Matthew Gudernatch. It’s prom season again!

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Extended Breastfeeding Interview with Dr. Bill Sears

Time Magazine's Breastfeeding article, which created a lot of controversy, mentioned Dr. Bill Sears as the "Attachment Parenting Guru", an advocate of extend...
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The Losing Battle Against Obesity: Students Defy Health Food Standards by Sylvia Anderson - Weight Control - InsidersHealth.com

The Losing Battle Against Obesity: Students Defy Health Food Standards by Sylvia Anderson - Weight Control - InsidersHealth.com | Babies, Children, and Teens - Alternative Health News | Scoop.it

If schools offer healthy food alternatives in addition to the junk food, how to we encourage the kids to choose it? How does improving their choices make a difference when they still grab the fatty and sugary foods?

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Toxin Alert! Study Finds Dangerous Lead Levels in Kid's Food Products by Kimberly Walleston - Nutrition - InsidersHealth.com

An InsidersHealth.com article regarding nutrition - Toxin Alert! Study Finds Dangerous Lead Levels in Kid's Food Products by Kimberly Walleston.
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