Sunday, April 18, 2021

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Before I became a mother, I did not realize how attached an infant can be to their pacifier (soother). Madi loved her pacifier, and we lovingly nicknamed it “soo-soo.” Madi would reach for her “soo-soo,” call out for it, and we always make sure we had it...
Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common, and very contagious, viral infection.  It can be caused by several different viruses, but the most common is the Coxsackie virus.   HFMD mostly affects children under the age of 5, but it can occur at any...
Vitamin K is a substance our bodies need to stop bleeding and form clots.  Vitamin K primarily comes from the food we eat, like green leafy vegetables, or fish, meat and eggs.   Babies are born with very little vitamin K in their bodies.  This puts them...

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