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Kids Dha vitamins

L. H. asks from Livonia

Has anyone found a DHA vitamin your kids like? Looking for a good brand that isn't super expensive yet doesn't have all the other negative additives and artificial flavors? Or any multivitamin as well? TIA

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The Irony of Language



It started in my basement.

Each stuffed animal would sit on top of the ping pong table waiting to find out if they passed the spelling quiz. Beary could never spell “Because” correctly and would have to stay after school to get some more help. Words were never his thing. Luckily for him – they were mine…. More

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Pregnancy Beauty: Five Best Foods for Your Skin



With all the hormonal changes in your body during pregnancy, your skin, as the body’s largest organ, is the one that shows the most obvious changes. That “pregnancy glow” doesn’t always come automatically, but there are foods that you can indulge in to nourish yourself, your new baby and your skin. Dr. Jeannette Graf, Director of Dermatology at Omni Aesthetic MD, in New York City, has some tips for moms-to-be…. More

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Baby teeth out of sequence

f. b. asks from Kew Gardens

Little one is 13 month and popped a lower first molar before any of the lower canines came in. Apart from being extra drooled he seems ok. I'm inclined to wait for the next ped visit in march rather than hurry to see a doctor or ped dentist. Is there reason for me to ...

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3 yr old with chronic hip pain

K. N. asks from Milwaukee

My son has been suffering a year and half with hip/leg pain only in his right leg. His pediatrician referred him to a couple different specialists and they all find nothing on his x-rays MRIs ECT. Blood work is OK. The latest orthopedic dr knows the pain is coming from th...

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Hello From the Other Side

by Jillian Gordon of "Mamapedia"



I’ve been a mom for close to three months now, which feels like a victory in an odd way. I learn something new each day, but just when I think I might have a handle on it all, there’s a new growing pain to deal with or a milestone on the horizon. That said, I realized the other day (after yet another friend announced her pregnancy) that I did conquer one part of motherhood: nine glorious months of being with child. I might be a first-time mom, but I can pass along whatever wisdom I picked up during that exciting/nerve wracking time. If you’re pregnant for the first time, here’s a few tips from someone on the other side:… More

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How to stay sane while staying in a hotel

J. g. asks from Chicago

We are going to a conference and staying at a water park for 3 nights. I am feeling very anxious about it. We decided to get a queen suite, so we will all be in the same room. Separate sleeping areas cost 3x the amount, but now I'm thinking we should have booked the more ...

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What is your opinion on white sugar...

R. S. asks from Chicago

It seems there are a few different schools of thought on consuming refined sugar... A. It's toxic for the body and should be avoided B. Everything in moderation C. Whatever.... We aim to eat as healthfully as possible, minimising processed foods and refined sugars a...

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Positive for Intestinal Parasites

R. S. asks from Chicago

Hi there, A little over two years ago I had Giardia...I took a strong antibiotic and it killed it off...or so I think. I've always had a sensitive stomach, and (sorry for tmi) and my bottom has itched for years. I've had some gas and cramping for a few weeks now, espec...

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Weaning and cramping

R. S. asks from Chicago

I probably weaned my ten month old a little too fast from daytime feedings...stupid me. I should have done it more gradually. At the moment, she's nursing before bed, and then once or twice during the night...so, maybe three times in a twenty four hour period. Since I dr...

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