Nurturing Tips

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  • Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding is an incomparable experience that offers many health benefits, emotional rewards, and practical advantages when compared to formula feeding. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that breastfeeding for the first 12 months will provide your baby with the optimal source of nutrition, and offers the following good reasons to choose breastfeeding.

  • Preparing Toddler for the Arrival of Baby #2

    I am by no means an expert on this topic, therefore I have been doing some research on things that expecting parents can do to ease the transition for their toddler.

  • You’ve just discovered you’re expecting!

    Congratulations! Your head is, no doubt, spinning.  Whether this is your first pregnancy, or your second, third or fourth—there’s so much to think about, so much to do. Where do you begin?

  • What is Colic?

    All babies cry. But when an otherwise healthy baby suffers from extreme fussiness, often defined as crying for more than 3 hours per day, more than 3 days per week for at least 3 weeks, they may have a condition called colic.

  • It Takes a Village

    All babies cry.  They eat, sleep, pee, poop, and cry.  But knowing that doesn’t make it any easier to listen to your own child upset.

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Dr. Levine

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