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Gifts For Kids that Promote Wellness

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Dec 20, 2018 10:11:00 AM

Topics: Holidays, Parenting, Kids

We all want to make our kids' wishes come true during the holiday season, but there are gifts that can also promote health and wellness. Here are some ideas for gifts that can promote wellness all year long:

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Breastfeeding: When Your Baby Won’t Take a Bottle

Posted by Lake Health Lactation Consultants on Dec 9, 2018 2:23:00 PM

Topics: Breastfeeding, New Moms, Parenting

Some breastfed babies refuse to take a bottle. Even so, with a little work and preplanning you should be able to get your baby to drink your breast milk from a bottle. Michelle Carlson, RN, IBCLC, certified lactation consultant, gives her top tips for transitioning your baby from breastfeeding to drinking pumped breast milk from a bottle: 

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My Vegetarian Child Is Going Off To Camp: How Can I Help Them Plan Meals?

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Aug 7, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Topics: Parenting, Nutrition, Wellness, Healthy Diet, Kids

As a parent, you want your child to eat healthy and nutritious foods that give them the energy they need to play and grow. A plant-based diet is one of these options. Spending a week at camp is a tradition that many children love – it provides new adventures, fun friendships and a chance to enjoy activities independently from their parents. If your child follows a vegetarian or vegan eating style, you may worry he or she will go hungry at sleepaway camp. Melinda Wivell, RDN, LD, a registered dietitian with the Lake Health Integrative Medicine team, gives her top tips for sticking to a plant-based eating style away from home:

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