For years, clinicians have researched, treated and warned against the effects of post-partum depression – a condition in which the mother becomes extremely depressed. At the very least, postpartum depression can hinder the bonding between mother and child; in the severest of cases, the mother may have thoughts of harming herself or her baby.
Archive for September, 2012
It doesn’t get any more convenient that this! Liev Schreiber was spotted out on Sunday taking a spin with his two boys Alexander and Samuel in New York City.
Earlier this week, an Amber Alert was issued for three-week-old Mia Graci Thompson. Baby Mia’s mother had initially called in the report, telling police that the baby had been abducted. Nearly 12 hours later, the little girl was found in a ditch just outside city limits. Now, the 19-year-old mother is in police custody.
It is almost that time of year when shoppers will be flooding the stores looking for the perfect gifts for their kids and family members. Yesterday the team Time To Play Magazine announced their favorites for the upcoming holiday season. Over the past year, they’ve looked at and reviewed literally thousands of toys.
Prior to six months of age, health organizations say that only breast milk is needed. After that six month mark is reached, parents can start to introduce solids. But which solids should be introduced first? You might be surprised at what the Infant Feeding Joint Working Group (a collaborative effort between Health Canada, the Canadian Pediatric Society, Dietitians of Canada and the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada) has to say.
Despite the fact that one in 88 children is now diagnosed with autism, there are many aspects of the condition that remain a mystery to those in the medical profession. To make matters worse, every child with autism is different.
Over the last 40 years, Foundling’s Mother/Child program has helped several young women learn how to be independent, responsible parents and adults. They are offered a place to live. A weekly allowance is given and they are taught how to budget that money. They learn important life skills, like cooking and grocery shopping. Basic infant care is also taught to the young women because they are all pregnant.
Adding to the harmful effects of the plastic additive BPA a Washington State University researcher has found that the chemical can disrupt a women’s reproductive system causing chromosome damage, miscarriages and birth defects.