Childcare Connection

By Michelle Saint Hilarie Every parent who has to take their children to a child care program, whether it is a center or a home setting, knows the challenges of establishing and building a trusting relationship with their child’s caregiver. One of the biggest barriers...

Ease Separation Anxiety

By Denise Morrison Yearian Separation anxiety is a normal developmental stage for most children. It usually sets in between 6 and 12 months of age, and can last 2 to 4 months. For some toddlers, it reappears between 18 and 24 months and then gradually diminishes as...

Returning to Work After Baby

By Devyani Borade When I announced at work that I was expecting and would be taking a year off to bring up baby, the congratulations, well-meaning advice and jokes came thick and fast. But then popped up the inevitable question: was I planning to return to work?...

Breastfeeding Basics

Laurie B. Jones, MD, IBCLC As research shows, breastfeeding delivers a laundry list of protections to both infant and mother during and beyond the breastfeeding relationship. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that 77% of mothers in the United States plan to...

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