Five Ways to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week #WBW15: August 1-7

World Breastfeeding Week is just days away. This year, the theme is “Let’s Make It Work,” and the focus is on supporting all working women who want to breastfeed. Help spread the word about the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for lactation accommodations in the workplace.

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Report Shows Rise in Syphilis Transmission From Moms to Babies in L.A. County

Cases of pregnant women passing on syphilis to their babies more than tripled in California from 2013 to 2014. L.A. County health officials call for increased educational outreach to health care workers and patients.

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Best Mobile Apps for Parents With Babies: “Daily Vroom”

While we’d say it’s generally best to put the phone away and interact with your baby — talk, tickle, laugh, kiss, play, read, sing … repeat — there are some terrific (and free) resources online for new parents. Here is the first in a series highlighting mobile apps that provide families with the best tools and tips to help babies develop healthy brains, bodies, and behavior.

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El Nido and Valley Presbyterian Celebrate First Year of ‘Welcome Baby’

Moms, dads, babies, and the people who serve them gathered at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys to celebrate the first year of the Welcome Baby program, which is run in partnership by the hospital and El Nido Family Centers.

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