Pediatricians renew call to abandon spanking

(HealthDay)—The American Academy of Pediatrics is strengthening its recommendation to ban spanking and other forms of corporal punishment, citing new research that says that type of discipline can affect normal brain development. Harsh verbal punishment, such as shaming or humiliation, is also a threat to children, the AAP says in an updated policy statement. “The good news is, fewer parents […]

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Grandparents: Raising their children’s children, they get the job done

Millions of children are being raised solely by their grandparents, with numbers continuing to climb as the opioid crisis and other factors disrupt families. New research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2018 National Conference & Exhibition shows that caregivers who step up to raise their grandchildren are overcoming unique challenges to manage just as well as […]

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Jenna Jameson Celebrates Breastfeeding Her Daughter for Almost 2 Years

Jenna Jameson is best known for her work in the adult film industry, but those famous breasts are currently performing a more essential role: 18 months and counting of breastfeeding Jameson’s daughter, Batel Lu. "18 months nursing this little angel," Jameson wrote on Instagram. "I can’t describe the incredible bond full-term breastfeeding creates. It’s hard work, time consuming and sometimes […]

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Using the microbiome to help premature babies grow

About half of babies born prematurely struggle to grow, putting them at risk of health problems that can last a lifetime. Despite years of research, physicians lack a method that consistently helps these infants thrive. A study suggests that the gut microbiome – the trillions of tiny bacteria that live in the digestive tract – could help doctors personalize nutrients […]

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Can We Stop Glorifying Hot Mess Mom Yet?

We live in a world that glorifies chaos under the pretense of reassurance and inclusivity. Your house is a mess? Totally OK. Your kids are a mess? So are everyone else’s. You’re a mess? It’s all OK. Bring on the mess. Yay for hot mess mom.  And it is OK if you’re genuinely OK with it, and not because popular […]

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