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Boosting Breastmilk Production

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary.  For the first 2 to 5 days after delivery, your baby will receive a small amount of colostrum at each feeding, which is a thick, rich milk that is high in nutrients. Colostrum eventually transitions into more mature milk, which is higher in volume. However, a […]

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Car Seat Safety: Tips to Protect Your Precious Cargo

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. Is your child properly and safely strapped into your car? Many parents know the importance of child passenger safety but a majority of child restraint systems are often used incorrectly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children are more likely to be […]

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Breast Health :: What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Detection, Treatment and Prevention

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary Just a few decades ago, breast cancer was discussed in hushed tones, and research on the disease was still in its infancy. Today, people proudly wear their pink ribbons, and every week seems to bring another media report about a new breast cancer study. But there’s […]

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Zika Virus: What You Need to Know and How It is Impacting Women in the Gulf South

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. Zika Virus :: What You Need to Know If you’ve turned on the TV in recent months, you’ve no doubt heard about the Zika virus outbreak. So, what does it all mean and how is Zika impacting women, specifically those who are pregnant or thinking about becoming […]

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It Takes Two: Why Women Should Turn to Both a Primary Care Physician and an OB-GYN to Manage Their Health

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. If you’re like most young moms, you have an OB/GYN who you would follow to the moon and back. He or she delivered your baby and has seen you at your best and your worst. You don’t miss your annual gynecologist visit. But who do you […]

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Mardi Gras Safety Tips for Your Family

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. It’s Carnival Time! Everyone in New Orleans has their Mardi Gras traditions – your favorite spot on the avenue, a go-to bakery with the best king cake, a parade you never miss. With all of the fun and excitement Carnival season brings, no one likes to […]

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Nutrition and Breastfeeding {Tips from a Touro Dietician}

Disclosure :: World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1 – 7, 2015. This year, World Breastfeeding Weekcalls for concerted global action to support women to combine breastfeeding and work. Whether a woman is working in the formal, non-formal or home setting, it is necessary that she is empowered in claiming her and her baby’s right to breastfeed. Our World […]

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Skin to Skin with Baby {Tips from a Touro Lactation Consultant}

Disclosure :: World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1-7, 2015. This year, World Breastfeeding Week calls for concerted global action to support women to combine breastfeeding and work. Whether a woman is working in the formal, non-formal or home setting, it is necessary that she is empowered in claiming her and her baby’s right to breastfeed. Our […]

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Grandparenting Today: The Experts Weigh In on Modern Day Grandparenting {Sponsored By Touro Infirmary}

Disclosure :: As parents, some of us are sure of ourselves and others … not so much. Generally, though, parents have plentiful opportunities to take classes. But what about grandparents? Things have changed in the past several decades, and we are so thrilled that our sponsors, Touro Infirmary and The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital, […]

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Breastfeeding and the Working Mom: Tips from a Touro Lactation Consultant

Leaving your baby to return to work is hard, and many moms are returning to work as early as six weeks after delivering their baby (just when mom and baby are starting to develop something that resembles a routine)! While the demands of work, home life and caring for baby are a lot to juggle, […]

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