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Jan 19, 2024

Breastfeeding Duration


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Aug 17, 2023

Natural Childbirth Advantages

Disadvantages of Natural Childbirth

A list of natural childbirth advantages and disadvantages presents the reasons for different individual's choices during labor and birth.

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Aug 08, 2023

Informed Consent for Childbirth

Seven factors of informed consent for labor and childbirth that are often overlooked or ignored.

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Aug 08, 2023

Decreasing Maternal Mortality

Decreasing maternal mortality remains a priority for the public and for maternal health care workers. Tried and proposed strategies for reduction.

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Jan 07, 2013

Baby Wearing Research

While there has been increased interest in baby wearing, research on this practice is not as easy to find. What is known about baby wearing and infant contact? What are the methods of baby wearing?

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Jan 01, 2013

Pregnancy Herbs

pregnancy herbs, herbs in pregnancy, safety of herbs during pregnancy

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Jan 01, 2013

Best Possible Childbearing Outcome

The best possible childbearing outcome is the highest level of health attainable for an individual mother and baby. Here are the factors needed to achieve that goal.

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Sep 22, 2012

Kangaroo Care

Kangaroo care refers to the placement of the infant skin to skin with the mother. Research continues to demonstrate benefits to both. Obstacles in the health care field continue to diminish this contact between mothers and babies.

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Sep 22, 2012

Infant Touch

Infant touch is more than a comfort technique, it is essential for an infant's growth and development. Four different types of touch can be used by parents to help them adjust and thrive.

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Sep 04, 2012

Risks of Newborn Nursery

Decades have research have indicated the value of keeping mothers and newborns together. Simultaneously, there is a growing body of research indicating the risks of newborn nursery use and the common practice of separating the mother and her baby. This article lists the disadvantages of removing the baby from the mother's presence.

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Aug 28, 2012

Mother Baby Separation

The separation of mothers and infants in the hospital setting is common although there are physical and emotional disadvantages to this practice. There are three distinct phases of mother baby separation during a typical hospital stay. Reasons for the separation, effects, and alternatives and presented.

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Jul 05, 2012

Mother Baby Rhythm

The Mother/Baby Rhythm describes a relationship between the two that strengthens her ability to bond with and care for the baby while simultaneously caring for herself. The Mother-Baby Rhythm occurs because the two individuals are critically important to each other and the relationship central for both of them.

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Jun 20, 2012

How Long to Breastfeed

Many mothers wonder how long they should breastfeed their babies. Find information on length of breastfeeding and 12 factors that have been proven by research to increase breastfeeding success, duration, and satisfaction.

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Jun 17, 2012

How to Increase Breast Milk Supply

Learn how to increase breask milk supply with these 7 methods of enhancing lactogenesis while nursing.

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Jun 04, 2012

Breastfeeding Checklist

Use our breastfeeding checklist to determine what nursing supplies you may need or for helpful for feeding your newborn.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA