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Pregnancy and Parenting

15 Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mom and Baby

By |2019-11-26T10:40:16-05:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , , |

You’ve probably heard that “breast is best.” In addition to being a catchy phrase, it’s true: there are a number of benefits for both mother and baby for those who choose to breastfeed. The Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby Breast milk contains live immunity. When a baby consumes breast [...]

A Special Kind of Support for a New Mom and Her Baby

By |2019-10-11T12:23:45-05:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , |

Despite breastfeeding successfully in the hospital, new mom Cheryl Kurn Sacks soon found that she had many questions and needed additional support to be successful in breastfeeding her new baby, Emma, once home. Cheryl, a Manalapan resident, found some challenges with breastfeeding, such as getting Emma to latch correctly. [...]

Sensory Overload: Occupational Therapy Benefits Children with Sensory Integration Disorder

By |2018-12-14T22:57:16-05:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , , |

Occupational therapists help children and adults acquire or regain the skills essential to perform activities of daily life. They help patients develop, recover, improve, and maintain the skills necessary for a successful and fulfilling life. A growing area of our clinical work in pediatrics is treating children with sensory processing [...]

Self-Care: How to Take ‘Me Time’ with a Toddler—And Another on the Way

By |2018-09-25T14:10:29-05:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , |

Caring for a toddler can be challenging enough, but once you add the exhaustion and discomfort of another pregnancy, the stress can be compounded. Self-care is important for all parents. A focus on personal needs can help keep us physically and mentally fit while decreasing stress. Even those of [...]

Keeping Students Safe: Advice for Parents on Both Sides of a Bullying Conflict

By |2018-09-06T09:00:47-05:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , |

Perhaps one of the most difficult tasks as a parent is consoling a child who’s being bullied at school. But what if your child is the bully? More than half of all children experience some form of bullying during their educational careers. Bullying is defined as any situation where [...]

A Mom’s Positive Experience with Monroe Pediatricians

By |2018-09-05T09:03:59-05:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , |

Sonya Robertson’s children actually look forward to their next trip to the doctor. The East Brunswick mom says that’s been the case since she started taking daughters Ava, 7; Sarah, 4; and Jessica, 1 (who was born with Down syndrome) to Princeton Nassau Pediatrics. They go to the practice’s [...]