Donna Reese, MSN, RN, CSN

Donna is an experienced nurse practitioner and RN specializing in pediatric nursing and writing about kids’ health issues. She has worked as a school nurse and pediatric nurse for over 2 decades in inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition, Donna has worked in a community health clinic as a family nurse practitioner, where she treated children and adults and provided emergency care for all ages.

She obtained her BSN from Bloomsburg University and family nurse practitioner (MSN) from Widener University. She is also a certified school nurse (CSN).

Donna has written for numerous parenting sites to provide accurate and knowledgeable health information for those in the child-rearing community.

When not writing, Donna enjoys the outdoors with her large extended family, which includes 15 children. She is looking forward to exploring while traveling to new locations in the US and abroad with her husband. You can find Donna at

Donna Reese
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Health & Nutrition

Treating Teething Rash: Advice From Experts

Teething rash is a common issue that most babies develop when their teeth erupt through the gums. Learn how to spot this unsightly rash and stop it in its tracks.

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Engorgement vs Mastitis: What’s the Difference?

Engorgement and mastitis are two different conditions associated with breastfeeding. Learn the difference and how to prevent and handle each problem effectively.

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How to Tighten Loose Skin After Having a Baby

Loose belly skin after having a baby can be distressing. We have helpful hints to prevent saggy skin and tone your tummy.

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How to Use Cabbage Leaves to Treat Mastitis

Relief for the discomfort associated with Mastitis may be as close as your refrigerator. Learn how cabbage leaves can ease the pain that accompanies Mastitis.

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Understanding Visual Stimming in Children with Autism

Children with autism may employ visual stimming to self-soothe. Find out more about visual stimming and ways to manage this often challenging behavior.

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Autism, Potty Training

Autism and Potty Training: A Parent’s Guide

Potty training an autistic child comes with certain challenges. We break down toilet training for kids with autism to guide parents.

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Autism, Special Needs

Tics vs Stimming vs Compulsions: What’s the Difference?

Learn all about tics vs stimming and compulsions and the differences between each. We give you the facts on how to deal with these disorders.

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How Many Calories Are in Breast Milk?

Learn all about breast milk. We break down the nutrients and how many calories are in breast milk, along with tips on how to make your milk even more nutritious!

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How to Get Rid of a Clogged Milk Duct

For breastfeeding moms, dealing with a clogged milk duct can be painful. Learn how to prevent and relieve blocked ducts to keep your milk flowing and your baby happy.

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Handling Forceful Letdown and Breast Milk Oversupply

Better understand the problems associated with forceful letdown and milk oversupply and learn straightforward tips to manage this breastfeeding issue.