Advice & Tips

Photo: iStockphoto For many women, the recovery from giving birth involves patience, sleep deprivation, and more face time with friends and family than doctors. Some of us, though, will experience postpartum symptoms and health issues that are usually rare, but could be life-threatening if left untreated. “Childbirth is natural, but there are some bad things that
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Photo: iStockphoto Some parents enjoy the steaming, mashing and stockpiling of tiny little jars. Others would rather bypass the whole baby-food-making production—not to mention buying the pricey premade stuff. Think you and your baby would prefer to skip the purées altogether? If so, baby-led weaning might be right for you. What is baby-led weaning? Don’t
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Photo: iStockphoto In October 2019, Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF), a partnership of nonprofit environmental organizations, released a widely publicized report about heavy metals in baby food. It analyzed cereals, purees and juices and found that most of the products contained heavy metals, including lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium, which can affect developing brains. Of course,
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Photo: iStockphoto Ilana Shapiro* describes breastfeeding her first baby as a nightmare. Not only did her nipples hurt while nursing, but the pain lasted for two hours afterward, due to vasospasms—when the blood vessels in the nipple tighten and spasm. “The pain was so bad that I couldn’t sleep. Then, just as the pain started
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Have you seen this weird internet trend: Halloween pumpkins giving birth? Apparently it’s a thing. So, obviously we decided to illustrate the joys of parenthood through, well, pumpkins. Welcome to the strangest article ever written. 1. Remember the good old days, when you were just two sexy kids (with no kids)? Photo courtesy of Instructables 2. Then you
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Photo: President’s Choice As of October 13, 2019, Loblaw Companies Limited has revised a former recall on President’s Choice brand Lower Iron milk based powdered infant formula, which was pulled from the marketplace due to possible Cronobacter spp. contamination. The mistakenly recalled product, which is sold in 900 gram containers and contains the expiry date of August
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Photo: iStock photo Watching your baby wail in discomfort from red, irritated, eczema-flared skin can make you feel like you’re at your wits’ end, so we asked experts for tips on how to get the itchy condition under control.  1. Stick to the basics. The emollient that’s most recommended to lock moisture into the skin
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