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Special Needs Infants and Breast Milk

by C. Finkbeiner August 31st, 2015| Infants/Toddlers, Special Needs
Breast is best. It’s what your OB/GYN, Pediatrician and your mom will tell you when you come to make the decision of whether to breastfeed or formula feed your baby. And, then there is the decision as to what age to start weaning your baby away from breast milk,
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The Stress of Reaching Milestones… or Not

by C. Finkbeiner August 3rd, 2015| Infants/Toddlers, Special Needs
Something that special needs parents share with mainstream parents (and especially first-time parents) is the excitement of seeing your baby grow and begin to reach milestones. Parents just love to take pictures and celebrate the everyday victories their children have with all of their firsts and first times within
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How to Prepare for a Special Needs Baby

by C. Finkbeiner July 6th, 2015| Infants/Toddlers, Special Needs
When I was pregnant with my son, there were no early warning signs that he would be born premature and be developmentally delayed (which later was diagnosed as Asperger’s Syndrome, a high functioning level of autism). At the week twenty sonogram, most women are excited to discover their baby’s
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Are All Preemies Special Needs?

by C. Finkbeiner June 8th, 2015| Infants/Toddlers, Special Needs
As a younger healthy woman, I carried my first baby through an uneventful pregnancy. No warning signs or red flags to label me as a high risk. But at 33 weeks gestation, I went into labor. My son was born weighing just over four pounds, and he was rushed
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Food Allergies in Infants and Toddlers

by C. Finkbeiner May 11th, 2015| Infants/Toddlers, Special Needs
This week is National Food Allergy Awareness Week. Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis affect 1 in 13 children in the United States (Food Allergy Research & Education, Inc., 2015). According to the Center for Disease Control, the most common food allergy among infants is soy, which is a common ingredient