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Is America Ready for a Breastfeeding Reality TV Show?

Is America Ready for a Breastfeeding Reality TV Show?

The small blue-eyed girl sucks a breast close up – Shutterstock There’s a new extended breastfeeding reality TV show coming to your living room soon. According to the New York Post, Collins

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German Court Outlaws Circumcision for Baby Boys

German Court Outlaws Circumcision for Baby Boys

Circumcision bans have been proposed here in the U.S., but so far policy surrounding circumcision haven’t been mandated. In Germany however, things are now a little different. Recently, a German

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Study Links Spanking Kids and Other Mild Physical Punishment to Mental Disorders

Study Links Spanking Kids and Other Mild Physical Punishment to Mental Disorders

Little child boy wall corner  – Image from Shutterstock During spanking debates (which are frequent among parents everywhere) most pro-spankers tend to say that only severe child abuse, not simply

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Disney Places Major Restrictions on Junk Food Ads

Disney Places Major Restrictions on Junk Food Ads

In an effort to address concerns about the role kids entertainment plays in the growing childhood obesity epidemic, Walt Disney Company announced new healthier standards regarding food advertising on

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CellScope Smartphone Device Allows Parents to Diagnose Ear Infections at Home

CellScope Smartphone Device Allows Parents to Diagnose Ear Infections at Home

The U.S. National Library of Medicine says that ear infections are one of the most common illnesses in babies and young children. In fact, more than 3 out of 4 kids have had at least one ear infection by

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Study Finds Feminists Support Attachment Parenting More Than Non-Feminists

Study Finds Feminists Support Attachment Parenting More Than Non-Feminists

A new small study shows that feminist mamas are more likely to be invested in attachment parenting than their non-feminist peers. The study, recently published in the journal Sex Roles, asked 222 women

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Most Popular Baby Names of 2011 – Did Your Favorite Make the List?

Most Popular Baby Names of 2011 – Did Your Favorite Make the List?

The U.S. Social Security Administration has just released their list of the most popular baby names of 2011 in America, and some baby name surprises have popped up. In both 2009 and 2010, Jacob and

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Should Ronald McDonald Be Educating School Kids About Healthy Eating & Fitness?

Should Ronald McDonald Be Educating School Kids About Healthy Eating & Fitness?

You know there’s almost no hope left in America when Ronald McDonald is showing up at schools to teach kids about health. Yet apparently, that’s exactly what happened recently at Union Terrace

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Time Magazine Breastfeeding Cover Photo Sparks Major Controversy

Time Magazine Breastfeeding Cover Photo Sparks Major Controversy

Time’s new issue features a cover photo of a mom breastfeeding her 3 year old son. The cover depicts Dr. Bill Sears’ method of attachment parenting for the feature article, “The Man Who

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Cases of Measles Hit All-time High in 2011 – Are Unvaccinated Kids to Blame?

Cases of Measles Hit All-time High in 2011 – Are Unvaccinated Kids to Blame?

In 2000 measles was considered eradicated from the U.S. In fact, from 2001 to 2010 there were just 60 U.S. measles cases a year on average. However, last year, cases of measles reached an all-time high in

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Seattle Pushing to Make Breastfeeding a Civil Right

Seattle Pushing to Make Breastfeeding a Civil Right

A newly proposed law in Seattle could make it illegal to ask a nursing mother there to stop breastfeeding, to cover up or to move to another location. City council member Bruce Harrell, who introduced

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Why You Shouldn’t Swap Spit with Your Baby by Pre-Chewing His Food Like Alicia Silverstone

Why You Shouldn’t Swap Spit with Your Baby by Pre-Chewing His Food Like Alicia Silverstone

So, in case you missed it, there’s a video posted by Alicia Silverstone sweeping the YouTube scene right now. The video shows her feeding her baby, Bear, from her own mouth, much like a mama bird.

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Breaking News: FDA Rejects NRDC Petition to Ban BPA in Food Packaging

Breaking News: FDA Rejects NRDC Petition to Ban BPA in Food Packaging

In a 100% unsurprising move, the FDA has decided to reject NRDC’s request for immediate regulatory action regarding bisphenol-A (BPA) in food packaging. We’ve been waiting to hear about the

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Kids Still Being Served Yummy Pink Slime Burgers in School Lunches

Kids Still Being Served Yummy Pink Slime Burgers in School Lunches

In spite of the fact that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has said that school lunches will now be healthier, they’re still purchasing nasty pink slime and feeding it to kids, at least according

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Strong4Life Says Parents are Killing Kids: Is Their Campaign Too Extreme?

Strong4Life Says Parents are Killing Kids: Is Their Campaign Too Extreme?

In August 2011 Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta kicked off a grim, yet realistic and highly controversial anti-obesity campaign. The Children’s Stop Childhood Obesity campaign includes billboards,

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Should Public Schools be Allowed to Examine and Regulate Home-Packed Lunches?

Should Public Schools be Allowed to Examine and Regulate Home-Packed Lunches?

This past January, a little girl from North Carolina’s West Hoke Elementary School arrived home with her packed lunch still intact. When her mother asked how come she didn’t eat, her

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Weighing Baby Vaccine Risks: Potential Dangers of Vaccines

Weighing Baby Vaccine Risks: Potential Dangers of Vaccines

Vaccines aren’t for everyone. In recent years, many parents have decided to create their own vaccine schedule for their children and some don’t vaccinate at all. Vaccine cons aren’t

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Weighing Baby Vaccine Risks: Benefits of Vaccines

Weighing Baby Vaccine Risks: Benefits of Vaccines

While folks were busy rooting for their favorite team at the Super Bowl, others were busy keeping a small outbreak of measles in check. In case you missed it, the Indiana State Department of Health has

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