The Flu, a Guide for Parents

Feb 14

“Influenza (also known as flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu is different from a cold, and usually comes on suddenly.”

The CDC offers several handouts online about how to reduce your risk of contracting the flu and what to do if you or a family member contracts the flu.  See below for more information:

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2017.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/pdf/seasonal-flu/advice_for_parents_english_508.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/everyday-preventive-actions-8.5×11.pdf

Tips on Encouraging Kids to Eat Healthy

Jan 31

Sisters cooking

“When was the last time your child sat down at the dinner table and said, “Gee, thanks for this delicious plate of healthy food! Can I have seconds?” We can’t promise these tips will convert your picky eater into a fruit and vegetable fan, but they should make good food choices more attractive for everyone.”

 

http://www.pbs.org/parents/food-and-fitness/eat-smart/encourage-kids-to-eat-healthy-food/

Breastmilk and Baby Spit?

Feb 03

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One more reason to get milk from the source!

When a baby nurses, it creates a vacuum in which the infant’s saliva sneaks into the mother’s nipple. There, it is believed that mammary gland receptors interpret the “baby spit backwash” for bacteria and viruses and, if they detect something amiss, her body will actually change the milk’s immunological composition, tailoring it to the baby’s particular pathogens by producing customized antibodies. 

 

artwork by KD Neeley

http://mammalssuck.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/breast-milk-baby-spit.html?m=1