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5 tips for NICU parents

5 tips for NICU parents

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s June 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article by Katie Backer photo courtesy of Andrea Johnson A visit to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), whether expected or not, can take an emotional toll on parents. Oftentimes families can be caught off […]

RSV and what to watch for

RSV and what to watch for

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s February 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  by Angela Douglas Wintertime is great for building snowmen, sledding, and drinking hot cocoa. Unfortunately, the cold weather is also great for putting us under the weather. The dreaded cold and flu season tends […]

Postpartum Depression – Facts you need to know now

Postpartum Depression – Facts you need to know now

this guest post is brought to you by Elizabeth, pre and postnatal exercise specialist and natural childbirth educator The gray cloud that looms over many mothers is not talked about often enough.  Postpartum depression effects up to 20% of mothers in the US and up to 40% of women in developing countries, and the consequences […]

Tips for keeping baby cool and comfortable during hot summer months

Tips for keeping baby cool and comfortable during hot summer months

Believe it or not, babies and summertime can coexist — you just have to know what you are doing. Keeping baby safe from the sun’s harmful rays is of the utmost importance. Keeping baby cool and comfortable is equally as important. Not only for baby, but also for your own sanity. Have you ever attempted […]

Influenza: Your questions answered

Influenza: Your questions answered

this guest blog is brought to you by Dr. Megan Littlefield, Medical Director, RiverStone Health While the flu season overall has been fairly mild in Montana, last week brought a tragic reminder that influenza is a serious illness that can be deadly.  During the week of April 3-8, two young children and one adult in Yellowstone […]

Family Fitness: Work and grow together

Family Fitness: Work and grow together

this blog is brought to you by guest contributor Zyana Morris, Health and Lifestyle blogger.  Exercise can be a family affair that teaches life-long skills promoting healthy practices and healthy lifestyle choices. Kids will model what they see in their parents, and if they are not going with you to the gym they simply won’t know that exercise […]

Discover how sitting, holding, and laying affects baby’s development

Discover how sitting, holding, and laying affects baby’s development

This blog is brought to you by our friends at Billings Clinic, it was originally posted on their ‘Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic’ blog by Krista Bakkedahl, PT, DPT.  Motor development is always a concern for parents of infants and toddlers. There are questions about when babies should roll, sit up, crawl, walk, talk, jump, climb, […]

Formula VS Breastfeeding: Which is Best?

Formula VS Breastfeeding: Which is Best?

by Aimee Brown, PA-C Billings OB-GYN Associates Deciding how you will feed your baby is not an easy decision. While you’re weighing the pros and cons, talk to your doctor or lactation consultant. These health care providers can give you more information about which option may be the best for you and for your family. […]

Caffeine: Should We Love It Or Hate It?

Caffeine: Should We Love It Or Hate It?

by Kris Miller, NP Billings OB-GYN Associates According to research, caffeine is the most widely used, behaviorally active substance on earth.  In the United States, 89% – 96% of men and non-pregnant women over the age of 18 consume some type of caffeine. Our caffeine consumption comes in many forms: coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks, […]