Pregnancy & Baby

Seven Things Every Baby Needs to Thrive

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From the moment our babies are conceived, parents are bombarded with messages about buying their wholeness. But the wellbeing of children has little to do with purchasing the newest bouncy seat on the market or dressing them in adorable outfits that will impress friends on social media. Healthy, happy children are raised that way by… Read More

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