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6-Month-Old Baby: Feeding, Sleep, and Milestones by Month

Learn what 6-month milestones your baby will achieve, how much they will eat and sleep, and health concerns to look for.

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Nina is an expert in the pregnancy and baby world with 12 years of experience and has helped over 700 families during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. We provide an inclusive, helpful resource to empower moms to live their best lives.

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Explore expert advice on topics like unmedicated and medicated births, C-section birth, and more. Here’s what you need to know to feel knowledgeable and empowered for your birthing experience.
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Preterm Birth: What Is It and What Are the Risks?

Learn about preterm birth and what can cause it, the unexpected experience of premature labor, and premature babies.

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Learn about what vernix caseosa is, what benefits it has for your newborn, and what you need to know about this bodily fluid during birth.

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