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Is Your Child Afraid of Getting a Shot?

Original source: http://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?m=40958&l=1&p=&pn=#{“issue_id”:”458646″,”page”:4} Many children have a fear of needles. It’s not surprising. Most grownups dislike shots, too. But a child’s fear can often be more upsetting than the jab itself. It can make doctor visits especially stressful and take a toll on mom and dad. To ease your child’s anxiety—and your own—try the following tips: […]

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New Moms Need Support

Original source: http://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?m=40958&l=1&p=&pn=#{“issue_id”:”458646″,”page”:12} From the child’s name to the color of the nursery, expectant moms face a lot of choices. One of the most important is whether to breastfeed. According to a national report card on breastfeeding, more U.S. mothers than ever—about three in four—choose nursing, at least in the beginning. That’s good news. Breast milk […]

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Moms who nurse longer show more ‘maternal sensitivity’

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=3d7bf00d-0ef7-4eb1-8202-993a0145c9fb#.W19Ju1w-dBw Could breastfeeding make you a more nurturing mother? A new study suggests it might. Researchers studied 1,272 couples with a child born in 1991. It found that women who nursed their babies longer were more sensitive mothers. That was true even when their kids were 11 years old. On average, the moms nursed […]

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Infographic: Vaccines for infants through age 6

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=069abe40-62fc-45c0-8991-0fe4fc9c4127#.W19Iu1w-dBw Getting young kids their shots at the recommended time can help keep them healthy. Click the interactive infographic below to find out if your child is up-to date on vaccines. 

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Do kids get too many shots?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=10b9ac48-77c4-487d-ae92-119b56cf7a6a#.W19H7Vw-dBw Kiddos need a lot of routine shots before their second birthday. The current schedule helps protect them (and others too) from more than a dozen diseases. But some parents worry all those vaccines might actually make their children more prone to later infection. The theory goes that exposure to multiple vaccine substances […]

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Newborns should get hepatitis B shot within hours of birth

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=232a3c5b-6a7b-4841-80f9-4fde9efde796#.W19IK1w-dBw There’s been a change in the recommendation for when a baby should get that first shot, the hepatitis B vaccine. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now says infants should get the first dose of this vaccine within 24 hours of birth. Before this, parents and doctors had the option to wait until a baby’s […]

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