Most women can rattle off a couple benefits of breastfeeding: Fewer colds and illnesses? Yep. A precious way to bond? Definitely.
But things get a little murkier when it comes to one, potentially life-saving reason to breastfeed: a reduced risk of breast cancer. While plenty of research has established a link, it’s surprisingly hard to get straight answers. We sorted through the studies to give you the scoop.
Welcome to the world, little one! We’re beyond overjoyed to have you here. You blew into town, fast and furious, at 6:21 on a Saturday morning, a 7 lb 4 oz bundle of high-APGAR energy. I’m not going to lie, those contractions were a bitch.
“Almost every move I make, every thought I think, I do with my son in mind. My wife Jenny [Mollen] and I have this wonderful sense of teamwork now. We’re working together toward a common goal: to love and care for our child in the very best way.
In your pre-baby life, your biggest vacation worry was fitting all your sundresses into one suitcase, or choosing the perfect babymoon for you and your partner. Now you’ve got a car seat, a stroller and a week’s worth of diapers to contend with—and you haven’t even hit security.
As you well know, your baby's skin is incredibly delicate, making it extra sensitive and likely to burn: “Babies should be in the sun as little as possible,” says Laura Calili, M.D., pediatrician with Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Plus, babies aren’t great at regulating their internal temperatures because their nervous systems aren’t fully developed yet, which means they can overheat easily, says Dr.
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