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Staying Healthy this flu season Cold and flu season is well underway, and one of the worst we’ve seen in many years. We’ve received lots of questions about how to avoid the flu and stay well this winter. This is an important question, as getting sick can really stress your immune system and cause a host of problems. Here are some tips for staying healthy this flu season. Wash Your Hands Frequently and Thoroughly This is the number one way to prevent the flu and other infections. You must scrub your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds in order to kill viruses. Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth without first washing your hands. Heal Your Gut Your gut is your gateway to health as 70-80% of your immune system is located in your gut. Make sure your gut is functioning its best by taking a high-

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• 19-27% decrease in Type 1 Diabetes • 39% decrease in Type 2 Diabetes • 15-19% decrease in childhood leukemia If you’ve never stopped to research the difference between breast milk and infant formula, you might be surprised. Breast milk is vastly superior to formula when it comes to improving a baby’s immediate and lifelong health and has a composition that is impossible for the best scientists to create. Breast milk is a living fluid that actively protects against infection. Amazingly, the number of specific antibodies in the breast milk increases in response to any infection that the nursing baby is fighting off. Formula contains no living cells, no antibodies, and no live anti-infective factors to actively protect the baby from infections. Breast milk contains specialized substances needed to colonize the newborn gut lining with the proper flora that will determine much of the baby’s digestive, immune and brain health for life. Formula contains none of these and actually contains substances that tend to cause the overgrowth of the wrong flora (yeast and other things) in a baby’s gastrointestinal system. Have you ever wondered why formula-fed baby poop stinks while breastfed baby poop typically only has a faint sweet smell? The digestive system struggles to properly break down all the synthetic man-made substitutes in formula. Based on over nine thousand studies, we now know that the following health risks are decreased when babies are breastfed instead of formula-fed: • 23-50% decrease in ear infections • 42% decrease in eczema • 64% decrease in gastrointestinal infections, such as diarrhea • 72% decrease in respiratory infections • 27-40% decrease in asthma • 7-20% decrease in obesity in adolescence/adult life 10

• 36% decrease in risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Breastfeeding very literally saves babies’ lives every day! Despite the huge benefits of breastfeeding and the risks of formula feeding, only 35% of US mothers are breastfeeding exclusively at 3 months and only 14.8% are breastfeeding exclusively at 6 months. At Family Birth and Wellness, over 90% of our clients are exclusively breastfeeding when we see them at their final visit around 2 months after birth. Well over half of our babies are breastfed far beyond 6 months (many for 1-2 years). Most women DESIRE to breastfeed. So many are disappointed when it doesn’t work for them. One of the biggest factors we see that determines whether a woman will go on to successfully breastfeed throughout her child’s infancy is whether she has the information, support, resources, and encouragement she needs to keep persevering through the breastfeeding struggles that are very common in the first few weeks after birth. At FBW, not only can you call your midwives directly at 2 a.m. to ask for help when your baby is refusing to latch, but our Certified Nurse Midwives are also International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) who specialize in breastfeeding issues. If your milk supply is low, your nipples are cracked, or your baby needs a tongue-tie evaluation, our staff midwives, who have helped thousands of other women through the same challenges, also want to make you successful with this investment into your child’s health! We provide lactation counseling and support for any woman, so feel free to call us for breastfeeding help even if we are not your primary provider.


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Nine Ways to Reduce your Legal Costs in Family Law • Part 1 of 4 Domestic litigation is rife with costs: the emotional cost of a failed relationship; the cost to children living in a two home family; the cost of maintaining two households. Then, of course, there is the cost of a lawyer. At hundreds of dollars per hour, legal fees in a domestic action can easily be in the tens of thousands of dollars. The fact of the matter is that competent legal representation is expensive. At this extremely vulnerable time, you’ll be placing your life and your future in your attorney’s hands, and you’ll add one more worry to your ample list of stresses - the high cost of domestic action!

Here are nine simple steps for saving big bucks over the course of a domestic action: 1. Always remember that time is money. First you must understand how lawyers bill clients. The more time the lawyer invests in your case, the higher the legal fees will be. Attorneys usually charge an hourly rate calculated in either 6 or 15-minute increments - even if the service takes only a minute or two of his time. That “quick little call” you make to your lawyer could cost you from $25 up. If you succumb to the

temptation to call every day, your monthly charge just for phone calls can run well over $1,000 - just for those brief daily calls! 2. Understand when your lawyer is on the clock. Time is a commodity. Don’t be afraid to ask your lawyer what he does and does not charge for. People don’t always know that time on the telephone can be charged. Sometimes lawyers charge for any time spent dealing with the case -- including you taking your lawyer out to lunch. Get clarification so that you don’t unknowingly request services that you will be billed for. Appreciate that your lawyer needs to be kept apprised of significant events in your life. However, you do not have to swamp him with minutiae.

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