Nurturing Tips

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  • Breastfeeding and the Working Mom

    Breastfeeding after returning to your career can be a challenge. It’s important to remember that it's an accomplishment you can be proud of! The advice below will help to guide you through the process.

  • Ignoring My Mom’s Advice, Except About Colic

    As a working mom of three children, ages 12, 10, and 6, I have had my fair share of spit-ups on my work clothes, pumping everywhere imaginable during business trips, and changing sheets after pee accidents just two hours before the alarm clock.

  • Maternity Wear Shopping Tips

    Congratulations, you are going to be a mom! Although it can be tempting to run to the maternity stores as soon as you get the good news, truth is you will likely fit into your regular clothes well into your second trimester. Every mom is different, but eventually that telltale baby bump appears and it’s time to hit the stores.

  • DIY Natural Cleaning Supplies

    Forget the harsh chemicals and expensive cleaning supplies! With just a little time and effort, you can create effective, natural, and (as an added bonus) inexpensive cleaning solutions that are safe for your home and your family.

  • Biting While Breastfeeding

    Ouch! I have to imagine that every woman who breastfeeds past the point of their baby getting teeth has experienced this. If not, you are one of the lucky ones as it can be very painful. Not only is it painful, but it was making me think that I may have to stop breastfeeding earlier than planned

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Dr. Levine

Dr. Alanna Levine is a New York based pediatrician and a mom of two children.