Exclusive breast-feeding tied to lower risk of behavioral problems in childhood

Exclusive breast-feeding tied to lower risk of behavioral problems in childhood

Researchers found that infants who were exclusively breast-fed until age 6 months had a 56% lower likelihood of behavioral problems at ages 7 to 11, compared with those who were breast-fed for less than a month. The findings in PLOS Medicine, based on data involving more than 1,500 youths in South Africa, also showed that girls were more likely than boys to benefit from exclusive breast-feeding.

 

Recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies

We celebrated another birthday at the office. Instead of having the traditional birthday cake, we celebrated with chocolate chip cookies.

Recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies

(Makes 5 Dozen)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (11 ½ ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 package (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Step-By-Step Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl; set aside. Combine the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set on high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time; stir in the vanilla.
  2. Gradually add the flour mixture, beating after each addition. Fold in all the chocolate chips and the walnuts.
  3. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonful’s about 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten the dough slightly with the back of a fork. Bake the cookies until golden, about 15 minutes. Cook on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Closing Schedule

We will be closing the office Friday 9/2/16 at 3:00

due to Tropical Storm Hermine.

Our office will be Open for Saturday clinic 9/3/16 at 9:00am.

We will closed Monday 9/5/16 in observance of the

Labor Day holiday.

Our office will re-open Tuesday 9/6/16 normal business hours.

Stay safe & Happy Holidays