Pregnancy & Baby

Banking on Cord Blood

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When Jessica Hahn, 26, was just nine years old, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. While chemotherapy attacked her cancer, the treatment bankrupted her bone marrow. Umbilical cord blood from a donor re-placed her dying marrow with new, healthy, bone marrow, and ultimately, saved her life. A baby’s umbilical cord blood… Read More

In Support of Breastfeeding

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To breastfeed or to bottle feed? This is one of the most important and sometimes most difficult choices expectant mothers face. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be breastfed for about the first 6 months of life without introducing additional foods (except Vitamin D) or fluids unless recommended by a physician. Continued breastfeeding… Read More