There are plenty of reasons to breastfeed— health benefits for mom and baby, cost savings and environmental benefits. If you’ve decided you want to nurse your baby, here’s how to prepare before your baby is born. 1) Learn the ropes. Try to attend a class at your local hospital or birthing center. Get a reliable book on breastfeeding. Many find Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher to be a good choice. Breastfeeding With Confidence by Sue Cox is another excellent book.
Mom’s wishing to increase their milk supply might try making these: Lactation cookies 1 C butter 1 C sugar 1 C brown sugar 4 T water 2 T flaxseed meal (no subs) 2 Lg eggs 1 t vanilla 2 C flour 1 t baking soda 1 t salt 3 C Thick cut oats 1 C Chocolate chips or raisins 2 T Brewers Yeast (no substitutions) Preheat oven at 375. Mix 2 T of flaxseed meal and water, set aside 3-5 minutes. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Stir flaxseed mix into butter mix and add vanilla. Beat unti
Asthma, sinusitis, hives, headaches, depression, chronic pain, bronchitis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, candida, bloating and gastric symptoms, colitis, PMS, infertility, menopausal symptoms, ear infections, ADD/ADHD, autism, eczema…The list seems never ending when one thinks about the many ways that food, environmental and chemical allergies and sensitivities can manifest themselves in our bodies. It is estimated that more than 35 million people in the United States suffe
Just as parents are concerned about their children’s teeth and so they go the dentist for a checkup, many parents are now bringing their children to pediatric chiropractors to have their spinal development checked. A young spine usually develops perfectly by the end of a mom’s pregnancy. However, it is what happens during the birth process and the weeks, months, and years following that often alters the normal functioning of a child’s spine. The spinal bones, known as verte
Today many children in the United States are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, and a variety of other learning disorders. In fact, they have become so prevalent in our culture that they and their panacea, Ritalin, have become “buzz words” over the past decade. What many people don’t realize is that there are natural alternatives such as chiropractic, nutritional therapy, and allergy elimination to help t
Stop slouching, sit up straight, and take notice…because here is one more thing your mother was right about: Posture does matter. A team of physicians and researchers recently reported “Posture affects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production.” On a strictly mechanical basis, it is easy to understand how abnormal posture can result in degenerative processes such as arthritis and disc disease. Just as tires and mechanical parts will gradu