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Why Breast Is Best: The Benefits of Breastfeeding

While breastfeeding was once the only option for mothers to nourish their newborn children, it is now largely a matter of choice in the Western world. With baby formula readily available and bottle feeding generally easier, many modern moms stop breastfeeding within a matter of weeks or forego it altogether.

It's true that breastfeeding can be more time-consuming (breast-fed babies feed more often) and less convenient (like, say, in a mall or other public place) -- and it's true that it can take a little practice to get started -- but overall, the benefits of breastfeeding tend to indicate that it is still superior to formula and bottles. By most medical accounts, if you are able to breastfeed your baby, you should, and for as long as possible (ideally, the entire first year of life).

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Getting Your Kids to Enjoy Nature's Medicine

Are you like many Mom's who are totally frustrated with trying to convince the kids to take their eyes off the television and their fingers off the games controls and spend some time outdoors? If so, then perhaps these suggestions will help you in your battle against the cyber world so your kids will enjoy a healthier outdoor atmosphere.

How you will approach this task will depend on the age of the youngsters. This can be anywhere from when they first discover the television right up into their teens.

For the little ones make up an outdoor adventure focusing on something they are intrigued with. Perhaps your little guy likes insects and bugs, where your little girl is mesmerized with butterflies. The plan is, that you heard about this really neat new bug or butterfly that is around and you are going on a nature hunt.

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