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In May, Time magazine made a splash featuring an attractive woman breastfeeding her three year-old on its cover. The accompanying article suggested that battles over parenting decisions, including how long to breastfeed a child, pit mothers against one...
I grew up in a Democratic home. My Dad was always very aware of what was happening in government. We have copies of letters Dad wrote to the politicians of his day and the responses he received. Dad kept a chart on the fridge of all the local, state and...
A public health advocacy group is calling on Maryland’s hospitals to stop handing out free infant formula to new mothers because it can encourage them to give up on breastfeeding. Public Citizen says the distribution done by at least two-thirds...
The Baltimore SunI’m not anti-attachment parenting by any means. I’m what-works-for-my-family-works-for-us-and-what-works-for-you-works-for-you, a philosophy that is flexible but has way too many hyphens. It happens that attachment parenting wasn’t...
Tags: Time (magazine), Human Body
Breast-feeding didn't come easy at first for Sharalyn Webre, who struggled through five months with her first child. But with more experience, patience and family support, feedings were less complicated with her next two children, including a baby girl...
Free cookbook The Learn to Live program of the Department of Health has a new healthful eating kit that features a free cookbook and tips that will help you select foods high in fiber and low in fat and sodium. Recipes are also quick, easy and...
Kudos to all the programs that have contributed to the reduction in infant mortality in Baltimore. ("Md. infant mortality hits record low," August 24). I would like to mention two highly effective programs: Family Support Centers and Home Visiting...
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When looking at the health of Marylanders, support for breast feeding, as proposed by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), is the right thing to do and follows the U.S. Surgeon General's call to action to support breast feeding. We...
Once again the official promotion of breast feeding as the only choice is being touted by my friend Fran Phillips at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene ("Maryland seeks to improve support for mothers to breast-feed," Feb. 11). No one...
Tags: Annapolis, Human Body, Medical Specialization, Nursing
I applaud the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's move to improve supports for breastfeeding women and their babies, both in the hospital and following discharge ("Maryland seeks to improve support for mothers to breast-feed," Feb. 11)....
Clubs/ Organizations American Legion Parkville Post 183 — 2301 Putty Hill Ave. • Balladiers meet first and third Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. 410-665-0372. • Ballroom Dancing, Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. with live or recorded music. Food and...
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