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Don't Shove the Formula

Friday, 05 September 2014 00:00
Much to my surprise, I received a package from Similac in the mail the other day. It was an 8 ounce sample of formula, along with some informational packets, and $20 worth of coupons. I was amused at the brightly colored box’s claims, “Similac with OptiGRO Nutrition is “closer than…
It seems that everything in the parenting realm is up for debate, as differing opinions and standards may ultimately drive a wedge of fear between many mothers and mother’s intuition. “Recommendations” change with the season it seems, like the first introduction of solid food, and guidelines for car seat safety.…
If you asked me while I was pregnant what my plans were for feeding my little one once she arrived, I adamantly responded with “we’re going to pump”. Period. End of discussion. My reasons were, and still are, justified: I wanted my husband to be able to bond with baby…

Your Breastfed Baby & Colic

Friday, 07 March 2014 14:15
Many mothers experience fussiness in their babies once in a while, and this is usually accepted as part of the trials of motherhood. However, some babies have “colic,” which is described as a healthy baby, who is gaining weight steadily, crying inconsolably for over 3 hours, for an incidence that…
The term lactation consultant or LC has become the title for someone with expert knowledge in breastfeeding; an allied health professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. They may be employed in hospitals, public health programs, and private practice. They work with moms and babies to address breastfeeding…

Breastfeeding: How to Soothe Sore Breasts

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00
It happens to the breast of us Sore breasts caused by a sudden increase in milk flow and/or barriers to breastfeeding are absolutely normal and dreadfully unavoidable. There are, however, ways to ease the pain and assist mom in enjoying the art of breastfeeding. Whether pain and discomfort is from…

How to Increase Breast Milk Supply

Monday, 11 November 2013 20:31
As if society does not place enough pressure on breastfeeding mothers, add in that nagging “good mother’s voice” and times of low milk supply with a demanding infant ready to nurse, and one has the ultimate recipe for a milk supply strike. First and foremost, women have been breastfeeding for…

Breastfeeding With Lip Tie

Friday, 09 August 2013 14:14
When my daughter Jade was born just over a year ago, I planned on exclusively breastfeeding. I had successfully breastfed her sister Josie for 14 months, at which point Josie had self-weaned. I loved breastfeeding and the bond that it gave me with Josie. Breastfeeding Jade was something that I…
Parenting is such a thing that everybody thinks she knows how to do it perfectly, especially if it not about her own child. Breastfeeding is also a ‘topic of everybody’ – when, where, how, how long and so on. It can be very confusing if everybody provides different information, and…
So when your baby is ready to start weaning, you should start with the baby rice and the food blender right? Well actually if you think about it logically why would you start with the mush and then introduce gradual lumpy foods, where a sudden lump encountered is likely to…
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