Quiz: 7 things new moms might not know

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Healthy diet, healthy child – even years later

What can you do to ensure your child stays healthy years down the line? Take care of yourself before and during pregnancy. This advice is nothing new, but across the pond in England, a new report shows that the vast majority of health care providers don't monitor or advise women on health, nutrition and exercise.This study, released by the Infant and Toddler Forum, called doctors, midwives and parents alike to view preconception and pregnancy as a "window of opportunity" that …

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For better newborn bonding, try snuggling

One of the best ways to bond with your newborn is also the simplest and sweetest: skin-to-skin contact. Write this one into your birth plan, whether you deliver vaginally or by Cesarean. Snuggling with your freshly born baby - sans clothing or blankets - is the surest way to promote feelings of bonding, comfort and safety. Many family-focused hospitals already put this into practice, but be sure your health care team knows how you feel. No matter the type of birth you have, you want that bundle …

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Prenatal exercise gives baby’s heart a boost too

Here's yet another reason to hit the gym during pregnancy: Prenatal exercise is not only healthy for mom's heart, but baby's too. It turns out, taking up a regular fitness routine can lower your baby's risk of cardiovascular disease down the line, according to new research out of Michigan State University.This news is particularly useful for women at risk for pre-term birth, as underweight babies often suffer from high blood pressure. If left untreated, high blood pressure …

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Delayed cord clamping, better for baby

Of all the contentious items of pregnancy and childbirth, who knew choosing when to cut the umbilical cord would inspire so much debate? First, let's back up. When babies are born, they are still connected to mom by this cord - and the cord must be cut and clamped shortly after birth to separate the two.In the 1950s, it was considered early to clamp the cord 1 minute post birth, and late after 5 minutes. Nowadays, it's customary to do so immediately, usually 15-20 seconds …

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Baby names inspired by springtime

If you're stuck on choosing a name for your little one, why not take inspiration from the seasons? With the beginning of spring comes a whole host of fresh and beautiful names to help you and your partner find the right match for your son or daughter. From floral and greenery to bubbling brooks and songbirds, springtime may open your eyes to a new baby name you'll love.GirlsIris: This girl's name has a double meaning, both of which have their roots in nature. An iris is a …

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The first trimester: How your baby takes shape

While you're struggling to keep down breakfast in those first months of pregnancy, your little one is undergoing some remarkable changes. From a collection of cells, to a little being who can hiccup in your womb, here's what's cooking with your developing baby during the first trimester of pregnancy:Well before you may even know you're pregnant, your future baby - just a zygote (or fertilized cell) has the genetic makeup he or she needs to determine gender, hair and eye …

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The case for public breastfeeding

Do you think breastfeeding moms should hide inside their nurseries when it's time for their babies to eat? We say, "No way!" Here's why we think nursing in public should be the new norm:Boobs are for babiesThere's nothing remotely sexual about nursing our young. Anyone who says otherwise is, quite frankly, a creep. The fact that we can nourish and grow beautiful, healthy babies from milk our own bodies produce naturally is pretty much the coolest thing ever. …

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11 Crazy Ways To (NOT) Get Rid of A Pacifier

When my son was born I was all about breastfeeding him. On my birth plan, it specifically stated NO sugar water, and NO pacifiers. I didn’t want my son to end up with nipple confusion. I was going to make sure that I waited the two weeks for his latch to be fully established. Well, about 4 days of him crying made me reconsider. Call me weak if you will. That tiny little baby will be two in April, and it is a rare occasion to see a picture of him without his paci. Every single person he …

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The new mom advice I wish I’d received

Last month, my 10-month-old daughter started crawling. One moment she was next to me on the floor, and the next, she was clear across the room with her finger scratching at the electrical socket. Since then, she's been zipping around our home, unpacking my purse, toppling stacks of clean laundry and chasing after the cat, much to his chagrin. She's animated and funny, joyful, curious and just a little bit wild - a far cry from her colicky and inconsolable newborn days. But I hate to …

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