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Q. My husband and I are ready to start trying for a second child. Can I get pregnant while I am still nursing my 15-month-old son? I've heard that breastfeeding serves as "natural birth... more
Q. I live in an apartment, and am a non-smoker. However, with the constant cigarette smoke odor coming through my air vents, one may think I smoke as strong as the odor is. It's so strong that I... more
Q My son is 2½ years old and we are expecting a baby girl in July. We just decorated a new room for our son with a brand new bed. We have been telling him about it for about two months and he was... more
Q. My son has had severe eczema since he was 3 months old, due to an allergic reaction to my breastmilk. His pediatrician has now prescribed a topical steroid medication (Ellicon) to treat it.... more
Q. My son is a month old and stays with my sister during the day because I can't afford to stay home. Will my son be able to distinguish that I am his mother, and can we still bond and love the same... more
Q. My six-week-old takes 20-minute catnaps during the day. As a result, she is often overtired and cries herself to sleep. How can I get her to nap longer during the day? A. Some babies thrive... more
Q  My baby is ten and a half months old and has been exclusively breastfed since birth. She refuses formula and bottles defiantly. However, she will drink water, but only from a cup. Recently,... more
Q. My seven-month-old has two bottom teeth and bites everything  -- most concerning is that he bites me! My other children didn't get teeth until after they were weaned. He seems to bite when he... more
Q. My 4-year-old daughter has just started preschool. The problem is that she is "not making it" to the restroom to pee. When I ask her what happened, she responds that she was playing and did... more
Q. My 5-week-old baby makes crying and grunting noises while asleep. He has reflux and is on Prilosec. Could that be the cause? Also, it seems like he isn't sleeping very deeply. Could this... more