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Managing Your Thyroid When You’re Postpartum

Being postpartum comes with its own host of hormone complications, and when you throw in thyroid disease you end up with a double whammy. While you’re taking care of your baby, it’s also important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself — especially your thyroid disease.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

No One Told Me Breastfeeding Would Be Hard With Thyroid Disease

We all know that breastfeeding has many benefits for you and your baby, but did you know that having thyroid disease could complicate your chances of breastfeeding? Find out how to increase your milk supply, and when it's okay to start weaning into formula.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Recruit Your Kids For Your Health Team

We're not kidding — your kids can be a vital part of keeping your energy up and pain levels at bay. Trying to do it all — care for children, grocery shop, cook, and clean — is most likely more than you alone can accomplish. So enlist their help — we'll tell you how.

By Cathy Kramer

Section 504 for Children with Anxiety

Section 504 is a civil rights law, used to make sure children with disabilities are not discriminated against within the school setting. Learn more about accommodations that may set your child up for success.

By Eileen Bailey

Breast Cancer Does Not Rule Out Breastfeeding

Promising facts about breastfeeding and breast cancer for all new mothers — those with or at risk for breast cancer, and those seeking to prevent it.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

10 Ways to Help Reduce Hyperactivity in Children With ADHD

ADHD can be a positive trait when managed. Help your children learn to harness the excessive energy and use it to help them accomplish their goals.

By Eileen Bailey

Your Child Has Eczema: Now What?

It's hard enough to manage eczema as an adult. What do you do when your child exhibits symptoms? Eileen Bailey offers these practice tips for parenting with eczema.

By Eileen Bailey

Where to Find Help for ADHD

You or your child has been diagnosed with ADHD. Now what? Eileen Bailey provides a practical guide of where to go for help.

By Eileen Bailey

Juggling Mom Life, RA, and The Guilt That Comes With It

When your child, no matter the age, needs you and you can’t provide because your RA is holding you down, it is hard to not feel guilty. Pile on the fact that RA is hereditary, and you’re left shouldering a world of guilt. You’re not alone.

By Cathy Kramer

Anxiety and Homework: 9 Tips for Parents

Tests. Deadlines. Hard math equations. Homework is stressful, especially when for kids with anxiety. As a parent, here’s how you can help.

By Eileen Bailey