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Kids Really Only Need 2 Cups of Milk a Day, Study Says

Kids only need two cups of milk and not a gallon! Credit: Getty Images "Fresh, wholesome milk ... Vitamin D, calcium, essential for good strong bones and healthy teeth. But that's all Greek to you, isn't it, Mr. Gingivitis?" -- Sgt. ...Researchers strike a balance between getting enough Vitamin D without risking iron deficiency.

Think Your Kids Kicked the Soda Habit? Better Check School's Cafeteria, Survey Says

Soda and other high calorie beverages are widely available to elementary school kids. Credit: Spencer Platt, Getty Images
If you think your kid's diet is soda-free because you've banished the drinks from your refrigerator, you may want to take a ...
Is your child drinking milk or soda at school? You might be surprised.

Research: Give Babies Some Cow's Milk

Milk -- It does a body good. Credit: Getty Images
For all the virtues of breast-feeding, it might be a good idea to give babies just a little bit of cow's milk in the first 15 days of life. The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) reports ...

Young Girls Who Drink Soda Are Less Healthy as Adolescents, Study Shows

Sip safely. Credit: Getty Images
We know soda may not be the most nutritious choice when it comes to beverages, but a recent study shows girls who drink soda as young children have less healthy diets through adolescence than their peers who pas...

Common Allergy Culprits in Children

Dear Karla, My son has eczema all over his face and very bad asthma. Do you think it could be the milk he is drinking? Amanda Amanda, In Canada, 12 - 25 per cent of children suffer from eczema, with 90 per cent of cases occurring before a chi...

Chocolate Milk: Nutritional Powerhouse or Treat?

Does chocolate milk do a body good? Credit: Jess Driscoll, Flickr
Have your children been nagging you about chocolate milk this week? If so, it might be because the dairy industry has launched a new campaign promoting the health benefits of choco...

Lack of Vitamin D Tied To Increased Likelihood of C-Section

Could a lack of D cause a C? The results of a recent study on the link between Vitamin D deficiency and C-sections seem to point in that direction. Most women, I'd wager, would rather not have a Caesarean section, also known as a C-section, to bring ...

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa School!

When I was a kid my Uncle Bob, who lived down the street, used to dress up like Santa Claus and visit our house Christmas Eve to deliver presents. He was pretty convincing, I must admit, in his Santa suit, beard and bag of presents (it was actually ...

Braving the voting lines with your kids

I voted today -- yay! I may have just moved and had a baby less than a month ago, but I actually left the house and voted -- wouldn't have missed it for the world. Even better than proudly taking part in the Democratic process, my family went with m...

European Union bans Chinese baby food

In the wake of the Chinese milk scandal, the European Union has banned the import of all baby food containing Chinese milk. Four babies have died and more than fifty thousand have become sick due to melamine added to watered-down milk. The melamine i...

Alaskans paying $11.00 a gallon for milk

You thought gas was expensive at more than four dollars a gallon, eh? Well try paying eleven dollars a gallon for milk and see how long you keep up that "no soda for kids" rule! That's the price people are paying in some parts of rural Alaska where t...

Why are nursing bras so awful?

I love being pregnant, and I love having kids. I love breastfeeding. But I hate, and hate is really not a strong word compared to how I actually feel, nursing bras. They're all terrible. First of all, they're gigantic. Breasts become fuller with mil...

Breast milk lacks vitamin D

Is there a downside to breastfeeding? A new report from the New York Times might have you thinking so. In a recent article, several studies monitoring a lack of vitamin D in infants might support that breastmilk is not enough to prevent things like ...

Suri Cruise STILL sporting a baby bottle

Suri Cruise is nearly two and a half years old. Heaven knows you couldn't forget that if you tried. And while she has more fashion sense than pretty much any other tot on the planet, there is one thing that seems to still give us all pause. No, it's...

Pregnancy and heartburn

Many of us will face the multitude of pregnancy ups and downs. During our first trimester we may be nauseous day and night, leading us to wonder why they call it morning sickness. We may swell in places we never dreamed could get any bigger. Our boo...

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