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06.23.11 Hits of the week
- A new study finds that 1 out of every 13 children has a food allergy in the United States. Unfortunately, the advice on how to avoid food allergies keeps changing, leaving many parents (and parents-to-be) confused.
- Are you sick of being pregnant and obsessing over ways to get labor started? Check out these "crazy things" that women have done to help kick-start labor.
- Federal officials this week changed the airport security pat-down guidelines for small children. The revamp comes in response to complaints about air travel restrictions taking a toll on parents with babies.
- Spanish officials cite "chaotic" breastfeeding-on-demand as one of the reasons to remove a child from her mother's custody in Spain, sparking outrage among advocates of attachment parenting. Lactation experts emphasize that nursing your baby is a game of supply and demand.
- Being Julia Child is not necessary: Whip up homemade baby bites in a flash with the help of these handy food-making devices.
- Video alert: Watch President Obama soothe a screaming child. It's not the first time the president has inspired parents and their babies.
- Singer Pink and her husband introduce their baby girl to the world. Head over to our Star Moms page to read which other celebrities have recently become new moms.
- Gynecologists are throwing more support behind IUDs and contraceptive implants as the most recommended forms of birth control. Your list of birth control options after having a baby is extensive, so check out our Sex Objects page for full details on the pros and cons of each.
- Is actress January Jones' preference for the color blue on a recent shopping trip a sign that she's having a boy? Guessing a baby's sex can be fun, but remember that any method outside of a medical test has an only 50/50 chance of being accurate.
Maria Vega is Fit Pregnancy magazine's copy editor.