Tuesday , 22 August 2017

‘Fed is Best’: Photo series highlights the beautiful ways moms feed their babies

Photographer Mikaela Bodkin believes that when it comes to baby feeding, what’s important is that moms and babies are happy and healthy — not whether they choose to breast or bottle feed their infants. In her photo series, “Fed is Best,” Bodkin shows images of women feeding their babies in a variety of ways, from breastfeeding to exclusively pumping breastmilk. “There’s a …

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Mom Spends 10 Hours a Day at Her Full Time Job, Pumping Breast Milk for Milk Banks

Imagine having a medical condition that potentially could make your life miserable but you use it as a force for good. Meet Beaverton, Oregon resident Elisabeth Anderson-Sierra – a mom-of-two who has hyper lactation syndrome. Yes, that means exactly what you think it does. The 29-year-old produces a lot of breast milk – A LOT. Her 6-month-old daughter Sophia drinks 20-28 ounces …

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8 Things You May Not Know About Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine

In 1953, American virologist Jonas Salk announced the development of the world’s first safe and effective polio vaccine. Explore eight surprising facts about the vaccine that has nearly eradicated the most dreaded disease of the 20th century. 1) Although polio was the most feared disease of the 20th century, it was hardly the deadliest. “Polio was never the raging epidemic …

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Vaccines Against HPV Really Do Reduce Cervical Cancer Rates

The final piece of missing evidence has emerged to prove vaccines against the human papillomavirus (HPV) reduces cervical cancer rates. Until now, numerous lines of research have provided positive indications, but the last essential test was always going to take time. A report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has revealed that girls who received the Gardasil vaccination in 2008 are more …

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Would You Breastfeed a Stranger’s Baby?

The Internet is up in arms over a photo of a woman breastfeeding a stranger’s baby—how do you feel about this? Rebecca Wanosik was enjoying a normal night at home when a friend sent a request her way: Would she be willing to breastfeed a stranger’s child? The baby’s mother was going into surgery and wouldn’t be able to nurse, …

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Blue Cross Blue Shield pays your doctor a $40,000 bonus for fully vaccinating 100 patients under the age of 2

If you are a parent looking for a pediatrician or looking to find a new pediatrician who actually has your child’s best interest at heart, you’ll want to read this. For those of you who don’t know, pediatricians all over the country have begun refusing to accept families who don’t vaccinate, who partially vaccinate, or who want to vaccinate on a different schedule. We’ve been threatened. …

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Pro-Vaccine but Afraid to Vaccinate: Inside One Family’s Doubts

Daughter’s disability left a legacy of wariness for Los Angeles household. Sophie Beglinger has hundreds of seizures every day and walks unsteadily, here supported by her mother, Elizabeth Aquino, in their Los Angeles backyard.  Aquino says the seizures began shortly after Sophie was vaccinated as a baby, raising fears about vaccinating their other children. She and her husband, Michael Beglinger, 51, live with …

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Should You Be Having Butter In Your Coffee?

If the thought of adding butter to your coffee seems ludicrous, tell that to the ardent fans of this unusual beverage that’s popularly known as “bulletproof coffee.” But is this something you should seriously consider doing? There may be some reasons for you to consider adding a dollop of butter and oil to your favorite cuppa, but you need to …

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A Discredited Vaccine Study’s Continuing Impact on Public Health

In the churning over the refusal of some parents to immunize their children against certain diseases, a venerable Latin phrase may prove useful: Post hoc, ergo propter hoc. It means, “After this, therefore because of this.” In plainer language: Event B follows Event A, so B must be the direct result of A. It is a classic fallacy in logic. …

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This Mom Battled Cancer While Pregnant And Her Photos Are So Inspirational

These photos of a woman who battled breast cancer through her pregnancy are raw, amazing and proof that women are capable of anything. Kimi Maxwell was pregnant for the second time when she received a devastating diagnosis: She had cancer. But she wasn’t about to let that define her experience: Maxwell fought hard throughout her pregnancy. Many cancer patients are faced with …

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