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From breastfeeding to morning breakfast and school lunches, you won’t ever know if you’re doing it right. Except when the kid is happy!

Vitamin supplements for toddlers

Vitamin supplements for toddlers are good

Now, there’s a sanctimonious anti-vitamin movement saying vitamin supplements for toddlers is bad. These folks who helicopter over their kids are the same ones using iPhone apps with ankle bracelets on their children. Well-meaning parents and coaches, who advise youth athletes to take dietary supplements in an effort to promote early athletic development, improve performance, …

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The Junk Food Compromise

The junk food compromise

I went on a change-your-diet-change-your-life kick, limiting all the snack, sweet, fast food, or junk foods from my family’s diet. It was easier for me than you’d think because I was the only one buying groceries. I just didn’t buy it anymore. Just because something isn’t available doesn’t mean people won’t miss it. I thought …

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Breastfeeding in Asia is not what I expected

Breastfeeding in Asia is not what I expected

“This baby feeds from his mother’s milk,” I answered in my newly-acquired language. Stepping out with a newborn in Indochina, I had expected the typical questions to be “Boy or girl?” or “How old?” But what I heard was very different – “No Breastfeeding!” Local friends, waitresses, fellow passengers on the city bus, taxi drivers, …

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Don’t avoid gluten, give your baby lots of pasta!

Unless your baby suffers from Celiac disease, don’t avoid gluten any more than you would avoid giving your baby a potential allergen such as nuts or dairy. Today’s doctors recommend introducing solid foods slowly to ensure your baby tolerates them, but gluten is no exception. Those health food nuts who preach gluten-free for life need …

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5 reasons GMO is not harmful to children

Although the corporate greed for control over GMO is appalling, any health concerns for giving GMO to children are unfounded. GMO is not harmful to children. Study after study continue to prove the bad health theories surrounding genetically modified organism (GMO) industry are wrong. While concerned activists have their heart in the right place, by …

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Milkbones for babies

You won’t believe how messy eating can be until you see this video. Most parents will discover the joys and pains of baby biscuits during their children’s teething phase. The particular brand we use are somewhere between nasty and miraculous. These instruments of diversion and tools for teething relief keep babies contented for a few …

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