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  • Growth Curve

    When fighting lice, focus on kids’ heads, not hats or toys

    I recently attempted a technically demanding “around the world” braid on my kindergartner. On my sloppy and meandering approach to the South Pole, I discovered a loathsome sight that scuttled my circumnavigation — a smattering of small, brownish casings stuck onto hairs.

    I tried to convince myself that I was looking at sand. She’s always covered in sand! But I’ve spent enough time around...

    06/13/2019 - 08:00 Parenting, Health, Guidelines
  • Growth Curve

    Pumping may be linked to an altered microbial mix in breast milk

    In the midst of breastfeeding my third child, I once started to calculate how many hours of my life I’ve spent attached to a breast pump. I quickly and smartly gave up, after realizing that “a lot” was a satisfying answer. Like many mothers who breastfeed, I’ve relied on pumping multiple times a day to express milk for my babies’ bottles. 

    And probably like many mothers, I’ve wondered...

    04/01/2019 - 14:33 Child Development, Health
  • Growth Curve

    Probiotics don’t help puking kids, two large trials suggest

    There’s no sorrier sight than a puking preschooler. That’s the conclusion I recently reached around 2 a.m. as my poor 4-year-old heaved into the dim abyss. Luckily, her bout with the stomach flu was brief, and she was feeling better by the next day.

    Stomach flu, also known as gastroenteritis, is a common affliction caused by bacteria or viruses that inflame the gut. Though mercifully...

    01/03/2019 - 07:00 Health, Parenting
  • Growth Curve

    Marijuana use among pregnant women is rising, and so are concerns

    I’m relatively new to Oregon, but one of the ways I know I’m starting to settle in is my ability to recognize marijuana shops. Some are easy. But others, with names like The Agrestic and Mr. Nice Guy, are a little trickier to identify for someone who hasn’t spent much time in a state that has legalized marijuana.

    A growing number of states have legalized both medical and recreational...

    09/11/2018 - 07:00 Pregnancy, Child Development, Health
  • Growth Curve

    40 years after the first IVF baby, a look back at the birth of a new era

    At 11:47 p.m. on July 25, 1978, a baby girl was born by cesarean section at the Royal Oldham Hospital in England. This part of her arrival was much like many other babies’ births: 10 fingers and 10 toes, 5 pounds, 12 ounces of screaming, perfect newborn. Her parents named her Louise. But this isn’t the most interesting part about Louise’s origins. For that, you have to go back to November 12,...

    07/25/2018 - 06:00 Pregnancy, Health
  • Growth Curve

    No matter their size, newborn stomachs need frequent filling

    I’m making my way through my third round of breastfeeding a newborn and taking stock of how things are going. Some aspects are definitely easier: My milk came in really quickly (a perk of being a repeat lactator), the fancy breastfeeding baby holds are no longer mysterious to me and I already own all of the weird pillows I need to prop up my tiny baby.  

    But one thing isn’t easier this...

    07/06/2018 - 07:17 Child Development, Parenting, Health