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Why Eating Right Is So Important

Why Eating Right Is So Important

Your diet is your baby's source of nutrients -- eating well is critical.

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Baby Meals Made Easy: Recipes and Feeding Tips

Baby Meals Made Easy: Recipes and Feeding Tips

Learn to make simple homemade baby food.

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Does Your Baby Need Vitamin Supplements?

Does Your Baby Need Vitamin Supplements?

Beth Weinhouse outlines the special considerations governing your baby's need for vitamin supplements.

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A New Mom's Guide To Getting The Sleep She Needs

A New Mom's Guide To Getting The Sleep She Needs

Strategies for avoiding sleep deprivation.

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Second Trimester Doctor Visits

Second Trimester Doctor Visits

Monitoring your weight gain, and a battery of tests.

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Baby Spit-Up: What's Normal, What's Not

Baby Spit-Up: What's Normal, What's Not

Pediatric gastroenterologist Graciela Wetzler, MD explains the causes of infant vomiting, and how to alleviate it.

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Prenatal Genetic Testing

Prenatal Genetic Testing

A guide to the tests that can detect the presence of birth defects and other abnormalities.

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Teething Guide

Teething Guide

Cathy Garrard guides you through understanding what to expect, what's normal, and what you can do to help during your baby's teething process.

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Baby Poop: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!

Baby Poop: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!

The low-down on what's what when it comes to baby BMs.

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How to Use a Humidifier Safely

How to Use a Humidifier Safely

Choosing, placing, using and cleaning a humidifier safely.

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Understanding Picky Eaters

Understanding Picky Eaters

Doctors Aviva Schein and Ravi Raheja shed light on why a growing child may become fickle eater.

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Middle-Eastern Spinach Salad

Middle-Eastern Spinach Salad

A delightful way to get one of your five-a-day servings of fruits and vegetables.

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Penne with Swiss Chard and Toasted Pine Nuts

Penne with Swiss Chard and Toasted Pine Nuts

This sophisticated main dish is brimming with flavor as well as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Iron.

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Quesadilla Pizzas

Quesadilla Pizzas

A lower-fat version of a delicious Mexican-inspired appetizer.

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Raising a Happy Baby

Raising a Happy Baby

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When a Cold is not a Cold

When a Cold is not a Cold

Sometimes the symptoms we associate with a cold actually signal another upper respiratory infection. Dr. Marcus identifies the common cold and other ills that may be mistaken for a cold.

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Decorating Baby's Room

Decorating Baby's Room

Expert advice to furnish a bedroom that'll stand the test of time.

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Vegetarian Fajitas

Vegetarian Fajitas

Serve this tortilla-wrapped vegetable stir-fry and you’ll be giving your family members lots of Vitamin C and Iron.

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Dealing With the Baby Blues

Dealing With the Baby Blues

Causes -- and solutions -- for post-partum blues.

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Third Trimester Doctor Visits

Third Trimester Doctor Visits

More tests and weight monitoring, and development of birth plan and understanding labor.

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Common Infant Ailments

Common Infant Ailments

How to spot and treat common ills, but always consult your doctor first.

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Help for Colicky Babies

Help for Colicky Babies

Methods to try to soothe a colicky baby.

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Finding the Best Care for Your Baby

Finding the Best Care for Your Baby

Guidelines for choosing infant care and preschool programs.

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Food Allergies: They're Not As Common As You Think

Food Allergies: They're Not As Common As You Think

Michael G. Marcus, M.D., looks at testing and treatment for pediatric food allergies.

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The Umbilical Cord Remnant

The Umbilical Cord Remnant

Learn how to care for it and the red flag symptoms of infection.

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Baby's Health: Sick Alerts

Baby's Health: Sick Alerts

Mike Kelly, Pediatric Intensivist at Maimonides Medical Center, explains the signs to look for to identify a sick child.

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Infant Massage

Infant Massage

Techniques and benefits of baby massage to promote health and bonding.

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Immunizations in Children

Immunizations in Children

Linda Ho, M.D., answers some of the most common questions parents ask about immunizations.

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Bedtime Blues

Bedtime Blues

Dr. Mindell offers tips on sleep deprivation.

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Smart and Healthy Snack Ideas

Smart and Healthy Snack Ideas

You pack healthy lunches for your kids, but do you plan smart snacks for yourself? Try these sensible mini-meals to maximize energy and minimize the grumbles.

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How Does Your Baby Grow?

How Does Your Baby Grow?

Doris Taha, M.D., and Henry Anhalt, D.O. discuss baby's growth during the first year.

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Your Baby's First Taste of Solid Foods

Your Baby's First Taste of Solid Foods

Some tips for starting off on the right food with solid foods.

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Dealing With Common Ailments During Pregnancy

Dealing With Common Ailments During Pregnancy

Treating colds, headaches and other ailments more safely during pregnancy.

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Energy Boosters

Energy Boosters

Learn what foods will help keep your energy up.

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Food Allergies in Babies

Food Allergies in Babies

Pediatric gastroenterologist Graciela Wetzler explains the basics of food allergies.

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Keeping Your Baby Warm

Keeping Your Baby Warm

Tips for keeping your baby at the right temperature.

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How to Protect Your Baby's Skin this Winter

How to Protect Your Baby's Skin this Winter

Keep baby's skin healthy during the cold, dry season.

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RSV: When Colds Become Serious

RSV: When Colds Become Serious

Prevention and treatment of the most common cause of acute bronchiolitis.

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Test Your Supplement Savvy

Test Your Supplement Savvy

How much do you know about supplements? Take our quiz and find out!

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How Much Formula Does Your Baby Need?

How Much Formula Does Your Baby Need?

Vital signs for determining how much to feed your baby.

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Baby Vaccines

Baby Vaccines

Our guide to the basics of your baby's vaccines.

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Preparing and Storing Formula

Preparing and Storing Formula

Make sure your baby's formula is as safe as it is nutritious.

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Teething Truths and Myths

Teething Truths and Myths

Find out which symptoms are -- and aren't -- associated with teething.

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Solid Foods Chart

Solid Foods Chart

Track your baby's solid-foods progress with our handy chart.

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Coping With Bad News

Coping With Bad News

The father of a child born with Down syndrome and a heart condition shares suggestions for coping with bad news about your baby's development.

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Folic Acid For Good Measure

Folic Acid For Good Measure

Learn how -- and why it's important -- to get optimal folate benefits.

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Winter Warning About Whooping Cough

Winter Warning About Whooping Cough

Information about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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What's New In Vaccines

What's New In Vaccines

Nina Livingston, M.D., explains some important new developments and how they could affect your child.

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Fish Alert for Pregnant Women

Fish Alert for Pregnant Women

Learn which fish are safe which and which to avoid during pregnancy.

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Your Mineral Needs

Your Mineral Needs

A guide to the minerals you'll need and where to find them.

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Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Guidelines for avoiding potentially harmful foods for you and your baby.

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Infant Nail Care

Infant Nail Care

How to safely give baby a manicure and pedicure.

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How to Find A Good Pediatrician

How to Find A Good Pediatrician

Steven Shelov, M.D., provides guidelines on finding the right pediatrician for your baby.

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Birth Control After the Baby

Birth Control After the Baby

Factors to consider when choosing your post-partum contraception method.

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Your Period After Pregnancy

Your Period After Pregnancy

Questions and answers regarding common menstrual irregularities that occur after giving birth.

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Feeding 101: When to Introduce Solid Foods

Feeding 101: When to Introduce Solid Foods

Tips and guidelines on introducing solid foods, from pediatric gastroenterologist Graciela Wetzler.

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It's Bath Time!

It's Bath Time!

Some tips and guidelines for good, clean fun.

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Your Vitamin Needs

Your Vitamin Needs

A rundown of important vitamins and their best dietary sources.

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Getting Back to Your Pre-Pregnancy Weight

Getting Back to Your Pre-Pregnancy Weight

Try these simple suggestions to help make healthful eating and exercise a part of your everyday life.

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Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods?

Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods?

When-and-how guidelines for introducing solid foods.

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Tracking Vaccines

Tracking Vaccines

Print out a guide to your baby's vaccinations.

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The Circumcision Debate

The Circumcision Debate

Facts to help you make a decision about your baby.

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The Art of Eating for Two

The Art of Eating for Two

The art of eating wholesome, nutritious foods for you and your baby.

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Giving Medicine to Infants and Children

Giving Medicine to Infants and Children

Safety measures for administering medicine.

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Umbilical Cord Blood: A Precious Resource

Umbilical Cord Blood: A Precious Resource

The medical value of preserving umbilical cord blood.

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Should My Baby Be Circumsized?

Should My Baby Be Circumsized?

Mamatha Sundaresh, M.D., explores issues related to circumcision.

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The Pregnant Vegetarian

The Pregnant Vegetarian

How to safely maintain your vegetarian diet throughout your pregnancy.

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Post-Conception Preconceptions

Post-Conception Preconceptions

Common early pregnancy exposures that shouldn't worry you...#COMMENT#ENDCOMMENTand a warning about a few that should.

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Fevers: When to Call the Doctor

Fevers: When to Call the Doctor

Pervez Faruqi, Attending Pediatrician at Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn discusses fever management.

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Kitty Litter and Pregnancy

Kitty Litter and Pregnancy

Your cat may pose a threat to your baby's health.

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Sunscreen for Babies

Sunscreen for Babies

Dr. Lita Aeder provides guidance on protecting baby's skin from the sun.

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Tricks for Treating Cradle Cap

Tricks for Treating Cradle Cap

Tips for treating the benign skin condition of your baby's scalp.

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Well-Baby Exams

Well-Baby Exams

Find out what you can expect from your baby's first visits to the pediatrician.

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First Trimester Doctor Visits

First Trimester Doctor Visits

One of the most complete physical examinations a healthy person will ever have.

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