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How I Got the Zika Virus and How You Can Too: Protecting Yourself and Your Family

This post originally appeared on MotherToBaby's Blog. Used with permission. By Bethany Kotlar, MPH, MotherToBaby Georgia As a teratology information specialist, I counsel women and their families on medications, chemicals, herbal remedies, and illnesses that could harm developing babies. So as the Zika Virus, a viral infection that can cause severe birth defects including microcephaly (a condition where a baby’s head is much smaller than expected, and may indicate a baby’s brain has not devel...

Posted By Michele Lunsford | 8/10/2016 1:56:59 PM
 

What to Expect in the Early Days of Breastfeeding

Is it Important to Breastfeed My Baby? Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to care for your baby. Breast milk is perfect food for babies. It has all the right nutrients in just the right amounts. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that feeding your baby only breast milk for the first 6 months its life is the best way to keep your baby healthy. WHO suggests continuing breastfeeding along with other foods for the second 6 months. How Can I Tell if I'm Making Enough Milk? Right after yo...

Posted By Michele Lunsford | 8/8/2016 11:25:16 AM
 
 

 

 



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