RECALLS

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the following products for bicycles, helmets, children’s sleepwear and more. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to the CPSC’s searchable online product safety database at www.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database…

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How To Manage Fevers

As we get deeper into the time of year when respiratory illnesses and fevers are so common, here is some information about fevers and how to manage them.  What is a fever? Fever is the body’s normal way of fighting an infection, and it helps our body’s immune system work more effectively to protect us. …

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CLOSED TODAY Due To Weather

CLOSED TODAY Due to the winter weather and poor road conditions, and continued snowfall, both our Fairfax and Alexandria are CLOSED today. Please call next week to reschedule any appointment that was scheduled for today. Safely enjoy the snow, limit unnecessary travel, and stay warm! Please sign up and join our email at the bottom…

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Why Breastfeeding Parents Need More Support

AAP identifies stigma, lack of support and workplace barriers as obstacles that hinder continued breastfeeding The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding of infants for the first six months of life before introducing nutritious complementary foods, while encouraging social and systemic changes to support mothers who choose to breastfeed. The AAP outlines its…

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Child Care Checklist

This article has a child care checklist to have in hand when choosing child care, including; breastfeeding, allergies, safety, food resistance, screen time, self-feeding, and more. “Given just how important a role other early education and child care providers will play in your children’s overall nutritional health and wellbeing, we wanted to make sure you…

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My partner and I got COVID-19 vaccines while I was pregnant, but is it safe for our newborn to be around unvaccinated people?

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! And kudos for getting fully immunized against COVID-19 during your pregnancy for your newborn’s safety. This protects you—and also passes along protective antibodies that may reduce your baby’s risk of COVID-19 infection. In other words, you likely gave your little one some immunity against SARS-CoV-2, the virus…

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