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  1. Toddler & Child
    It's National Pet Month in the United States. Aside from the love and affection that pets bring into our children's lives, they benefit our kids in so many more ways. I have had a dog since I was five-years-old. Forty years later, I still remember bringing him home, and I remember getting the...
  2. Baby
    Babies who are formula fed are at higher risk for several health disorders, including asthma. A new study reveals that direct breastfeeding is more protective against asthma than expressed breast milk. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 6 million children suffer from the...
  3. Toddler & Child
    These days, many children suffer from allergies and/or asthma. Researchers from Denmark have discovered that early exposure to cats may reduce the risk of developing childhood asthma. According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), approximately one in eight children have childhood asthma...
  4. Baby
    Babies who do not breastfeed are at higher risk for respiratory disorders, including asthma. A new study reveals that breastfeeding during infancy may lower asthma severity well into the childhood years. Asthma is a serious, chronic condition that causes swelling and narrowing of the airways...
  5. Toddler & Child
    Letting your child eat dirt has surprising benefits. If you want to boost their immune system and reduce digestive problems, a handful of dirt could be the best solution. Chances are you child has taken a bite or two of dirt in their early years. Stop the urge to pull them away. Here are three...
  6. Life with a Toddler
    My son is 1.5 YO and following a pneumonia (5 months ago), the lung doctor sent us for an X-ray and it wasn't fully clear so my son got a prescription to use the inhaler twice a day for 8 weeks. The inhaler takes hardly 1-2 minutes to finish, but my son will only sit quietly when we open the TV...
  7. Green Goods
    A recent study shows that women who take popular heartburn medicines while pregnant may bear children who are at a higher risk of having asthma. It's a common 'problem' of pregnancy for many mothers--heartburn. Often, doctors will prescribe to women drugs that will reduce the painful acid...
  8. I'm Not Vaccinating
    Hi! I am new to Mothering and have been going back and forth with the whole vax thing, especially in light of the recent measles fiasco. Just to give you all a little idea of where I stand on the issue and then I will move onto my question... There is so much pressure to vax no matter what. I...
  9. Child & Teen Health
    So after a month of coughing, I finally took dd to MD and this was what she thinks. Stopped short of diagnosing asthma, but she gave her a scrip for montelukast and an albuterol inhaler. I haven't done any research yet on these drugs, but the list of side effects is daunting. How do you work...
  10. Preteens and Teens
    My young teen daughter's asthma was being controlled very well by daily use of Qvar, but it had the rare side effect of depression and anxiety, so we need to try something else...She uses an albuterol rescue inhaler many times a day so especially now w/ so much pollen, she needs something...
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