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Posted: Jul 31, 2017

Top Tips for Flying with Breast Milk

Many breastfeeding mothers have to travel for work or personal reasons and maintaining milk supply and having expressed breast milk for baby to drink are an important part of maintaining your breastfeeding relationship.
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Posted: Jul 25, 2017

Is Your Breast Milk Supply Really Low?

Low milk supply is a common concern of breastfeeding moms. If you're worried whether baby is getting enough milk, ask yourself this question: Is baby gaining and growing on only breast milk? Then you have plenty of milk. If your baby is gaining, growing, and having plenty of wet and dirty diapers, then your supply isn’t a problem. Then why all the worry? 'Cause worry is what moms do!
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Posted: Jul 20, 2017

School Physicals vs. Wellness Exams

What's the Difference?

At first glance, school-entry physicals, school-sports physicals, and wellness exams seem very similar; however, each serves a different purpose in evaluating and managing a child’s health, and they don’t all require a trip to the pediatrician or primary-care doctor. 

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Posted: Jul 17, 2017

Sharing Your Family Health History

By SMH Genetic Counselor Nicole Wood

These days families have so many ways to communicate: texting, email, Facebook, video-calls, etc. But even with all of this digital connectedness, families often forget to talk about an important topic: their health histories. Knowing your family health history is more important than ever. 

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Posted: Jul 13, 2017

Is it a Summer Cold or Allergies?

Many people think of allergies as seasonal, typically striking in the spring or fall. But, allergies can strike in the summer or even year-round. Summer allergies (or hay fever) can develop even in adults who have never had allergies. In such cases, it's easy to mistake allergies for a summer cold.
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