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Breastfeeding vs. Bottle feeding
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

"There are advantages and disadvantages to both breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. Ultimately the decision should be made by the parents. The following table outlines several of the issues that need to be considered when making the decision on whether to breastfeed, bottle-feed, or a combination of the two."

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Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

"Considerable advances have occurred in recent years in the scientific knowledge of the benefits of breastfeeding, the mechanisms underlying these benefits, and in the clinical management of breastfeeding. This policy statement on breastfeeding replaces the 1997 policy statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics and reflects this newer knowledge and the supporting publications. The benefits of breastfeeding for the infant, the mother, and the community are summarized, and recommendations to guide the pediatrician and other health care professionals in assisting mothers in the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding for healthy term infants and high-risk infants are presented."

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Breast-feeding vs. formula: What's right for your baby?
Tuesday, December 08, 2009

You know the benefits of breast-feeding. Still, a decision to use infant formula — alone or in combination with breast-feeding — shouldn't lead to guilt. Here's insight from a Mayo Clinic specialist.

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Safely Storing and Preparing Formula
Monday, March 17, 2008

Including instructions on cleaning bottles and equipment, preparing and storing formula, and other information.  Also available in French and Chinese.

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La Leche League
Thursday, March 06, 2008

The most comprehensive information about breastfeeding anywhere.  Also available in Spanish. 

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Introducing Solid Food
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Learn when to introduce solid foods, why feeding baby solids too early can be harmful, and how to prepare food for baby as they grow.

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Healthy Start, Grow Smart Series
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Developed by the US Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Health and Human Services, these twelve booklets walk you through baby’s first year of life.  They include feeding tips, checkup information, stages of development, ways you can keep baby safe, and much more.  Also available in Spanish.

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Formula Feeding Basics
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

From Family Education.  Why use formula, the differences in formulas, what’s healthy and not healthy, and how to choose the best formula for your baby.

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Alberta Health Region’s Nutrition and Active Living
Monday, March 03, 2008

With an 80 page “Snacktivity Box” that provides activities to promote healthy eating and active living habits for young children, a school nutrition handbook, physical activity initiatives, and other health links and information lines.

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Breastfeeding Versus Formula Feeding
Monday, March 03, 2008

Includes the advantages and challenges of breastfeeding and formula feeding, recommendations from leading health organizations, and more.  Also available in Spanish.

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Breastfeeding and Returning to Work
Monday, March 03, 2008

From FamilyDoctor.org, learn how you can still breastfeed your baby after returning to work.

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Monday, March 03, 2008

“In some unfortunate cases, infants and toddlers have experienced severe tooth decay that has resulted in dental restorations or extractions. The good news is that decay is preventable.”

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A Guide for First Time Parents
Friday, February 29, 2008

A description of the basics in taking care of a newborn.

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