babies, Breastfeeding, breastfeeding advice, Parenting

Black Breastfeeding Week: Interview With Calondra Tibbs

August 25-31, 2017, is the 5th Annual Black Breastfeeding Week! Q&A with Ms. Calondra Tibbs, MPH, Senior Advisor, Public Health Programs, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Q1: Ms. Tibbs, its National Breastfeeding Month. Why is breastfeeding a public health priority? A1: Breastfeeding is a critical public health issue, as it is… Continue reading Black Breastfeeding Week: Interview With Calondra Tibbs

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Free Herb eBook for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms

When I was pregnant I read as much about natural remedies as I could. I was a little rabid about it actually. When my daughters were babies I kept them away from all pharmaceutical baby medicines and instead used natural remedies when they were sick like rubbing garlic oil on the bottom of the feet,… Continue reading Free Herb eBook for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms

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Free TableTop from STOKKE, Farofa Nation and College Students and Social Networking

If you are in the hunt for a new highchair I cannot recommend the Tripp Trapp from STOKKE* enough. Not only does it come in twelve wonderful colors, it also adjusts as your child grows. Essentially you will never have to throw your Tripp Trapp away. It grows with your child and holds up to… Continue reading Free TableTop from STOKKE, Farofa Nation and College Students and Social Networking

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Maclaren Issues Statement About Recall

I'm sure many of you heard about the Maclaren recall that was initiated last week due to unsafe hinges that amputated the tips of children's fingers both in the US and in the UK. As a result, Maclaren recalled all of their umbrella strollers from 1999-2009. Last Friday they issued a statement to consumers. Although… Continue reading Maclaren Issues Statement About Recall

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Fight for Preemies and Diabetics

While November 1st marked the very first day of the holiday season, there are two issues that are also being honed in upon this month: diabetes and premature birth. November is American Diabetes Month. I'm sure you probably have someone close to you who is suffering from diabetes. It is such a horrible disease, but… Continue reading Fight for Preemies and Diabetics

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Pregnancy Doesn’t Give You the License to Pig Out

OK...I admit it: When I was pregnant with my second daughter I ate everything under the sun. In fact, the day she was born I recall eating Chinese sesame chicken and a coke. Both my pregnancies were vastly different. For my first, I did everything by the book and for my second I did everything… Continue reading Pregnancy Doesn’t Give You the License to Pig Out

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Test Your IQ on Premature Birth Rates in the U.S.

As you're probably aware, the infant mortality rate in the black community is 2.3 times that of white babies according to the Office of Minority Health. Researchers, doctors, and even our government cannot determine why black babies are dying at such alarming rates, but there is power in knowing as much as possible about infant… Continue reading Test Your IQ on Premature Birth Rates in the U.S.