© copyright Ed Fischer from Age Happens with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.
Blog posts of '2016' 'April'
© copyright Robert Pottle with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.
This month's Parent's Corner interviewed Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn author, Janelle Durham, on moving from the breast to bottle feeding in "How to Manage Your Baby’s Transitional Milestones (Part II)"
Recent research shows that the microbiome (the collection of bacteria, viruses, and other organisms that live in or on our bodies) has a significant impact on our immune systems, digestion, and more. The 5th edition discusses how to build a healthy microbiome during pregnancy and postpartum, and also how to help seed the baby’s microbiome, which is especially important if the baby has antibiotics, is delivered by cesarean, or is formula fed.
My daddy snores and sucks his toes.
My doggy meows, my kitten barks.
My goldfish chases sticks in parks.
My sister walks while upside down.
My mother hops all over town.
Her skin is purple, don’t you know.
And I am green from head to toe.
My dad is red, my sister’s blue.
My brother’s yellow; yes, it’s true.
We all wear raincoats in the sun
And gobble lima beans for fun.
We’re very special, can’t you see?
We’re just a normal family!
© Kathy Kenney-Marshall, reprinted from Rolling in the Aisles published by Meadowbrook Press.