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Is it getting easier to continue breastfeeding?

Is it getting easier to continue breastfeeding?

Recent data from the US Centers for Disease Control shows that Pennsylvania is behind the national average in terms of breastfeeding, but the numbers are increasing. According to the data, 71% of infants born in PA in 2012 were ever breastfed; 48.9% are still breastfed (whether exclusively or not) at 6 months (national averages were 81% and 52%, respectively). What’s interesting is that while there was a 4% increase in Pennsylvania infants who’d ever breastfed since 2000, there was a 12%…

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Now offering in-home course: newborn care and breastfeeding basics

Now offering in-home course: newborn care and breastfeeding basics

First baby on the way? First time planning to breastfeed? Want some new techniques for soothing and caring for baby? Want a private class where you can ask all your questions and learn in the comfort of your own home? Want a class that meets your busy schedule? This class is for you. In this two-session class, I come to your home and work with you and your partner on newborn care skills from breastfeeding and/or bottle feeding to newborn…

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Is swaddling safe for your baby?

Is swaddling safe for your baby?

The baby burrito…there’s nothing so adorable as a sleeping baby all snuggled in a swaddle. And swaddling is a handy tool in a new parent’s arsenal to help soothe a fussy baby, creating a soothing environment more like the womb. But is it safe? After a new study in the journal Pediatrics and a high-profile article in the New York Times, many parents are left wondering if they should ditch the swaddle. So what’s the story? The new information comes from…

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