Families: Mothers of Invention

Sometimes being a new mom can spawn new ideas, which just might make someone a small mint

Something was wrong with Amilya Antonetti's son David. She knew it shortly after arriving home from the hospital six years ago. "He never turned that pinkish color babies turn," she says. "He looked gray, and he would cry until he passed out." At first doctors thought David was colicky and that his crying spells would end. They didn't, and his doctors diagnosed asthma and severe allergies, but they still couldn't explain what was sending David to the emergency room. "We were in and out of the hospital, and we were losing him," says his 32-year-old mother from San Leandro, Calif. Then,...

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