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March 2012 • #26
A Note from the Medical Editor
In the world of parenthood, I’m sure you’ve encountered the phrase “breast is best” gracing the pages of parenting magazines, Web sites, medical textbooks, and formula advertisements alike.
In honor of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) newly reaffirmed breastfeeding guidelines, this month’s newsletter provides helpful information for those new and expectant parents out there.
By educating yourself about why “breast is best” you can make the process as pleasant as possible for you and your baby.
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,
Featured Articles
How to Tell if Baby is Getting Enough Milk
Learn the answer to one of the most common concerns parents have when their babies are nursing.   Go >
Vitamins for Breastfed Babies
Check with your child’s doctor about vitamin D and iron supplements during the first year.  Go >
Working Together: Breastfeeding and Solid Foods
When adding solid foods to your baby’s diet, it is recommended to continue breastfeeding until at least 12 months.  Go >
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Coming Soon: Our Great Beginnings Sweepstakes Event Beginning March 26!
Also in recognition of the reaffirmed breastfeeding guidelines, beginning March 26, registrants may enter our Great Beginnings Sweepstakes for a chance to win a free Philips AVENT Twin Electric Breast Pump or other AVENT breastfeeding-related prizes. Registered users can enter once each day. Five winners will be selected daily until the sweepstakes ends April 8. For more information, click here.

Be sure to pass on this great info to new and expecting parents you know.
Thank you for your support—and thanks to Philips AVENT!
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