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SIDS prevention and breastfeeding

SIDS prevention and breastfeeding

New parents and expectant parents often ask me about the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). SIDS is still the leading cause of death for infants between the ages of 1 month and 1 year, but education and control of environmental factors have helped reduce SIDS deaths in the US steadily for decades (the risk is now approximately 1 in 2000 according to the National Institutes of Health). But we still want to do all we can to protect…

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New moms: It gets better

New moms: It gets better

Sometimes when we’re in the thick of it with a tiny newborn who refuses to sleep, won’t let us sleep, or just won’t be consoled, it can feel like things will never change. Like the It Gets Better campaign for harassed LGBT youth to hearĀ from those on the other side that there really is a light at the end of that tunnel, it can help new moms to connect with other women who have been there and see a vision…

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