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21 Ways to Make Sure You Are Bed-sharing Safely

Sharing is caring!28sharesShareTweetPin It!21 Ways Make Sure You Are Bed-Sharing Safely  The best laid plans. I wasn’t planning to bed-share when I had my first baby. The issue of bed-sharing safety never even crossed my mind. I thought a baby in my bed would disrupt my sleep. Then baby Nicholas came along and laughed at …

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Milky Minutes – Breastfeeding and SIDS

How does breastfeeding affect the rate of SIDS?   SIDS is every parent’s worst fear. Recent research has shown that breastfeeding at least two months reduces the risk of SIDS by 50%! This is important and significant information that should be shared. Doctors should be talking about it. It should be in parenting magazines and blogs. …

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Breastfeeding After Breast Surgery: Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Breast Biopsy

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Breast Augmentation & Breast Reduction and Breastfeeding – Can I?             There are millions of women of childbearing age who have had a breast reduction, breast augmentation, and breast biopsies. All of these procedures can affect breastfeeding. They have the potential to affect milk supply and whether your baby can get out …

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Milky Minutes – Everyone Tells Me Something Different About Breastfeeding

Advice when about how to take care of a baby will rarely if ever, be consistent. “Everyone tells me something different about breastfeeding.” I hear this all the time, and it is usually said in frustration. Moms expect there to be a clear and consistent message about breastfeeding. They want to know what will happen and …

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Breastfeeding, drinking, diet and drugs

BREASTFEEDING, DIET, DRINKING AND DRUGS Happy holidays! The holiday season has officially arrived. Whether you are trimming the tree, spinning the dreidel or celebrating in some other way, you may be wondering, is it okay to raise a glass filled with an adult beverage, while munching some of those butter and sugar-laden cookies that your …

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Milky Minutes – Does My Breastfed Baby Need Water?

We are all told to drink plenty of water. It is natural to wonder if your baby needs extra water too. Some doctors and nurses recommend that you give your baby water, especially in the summer. However, you have also heard that if you are breastfeeding, then your breastmilk has everything your baby needs. What’s …

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Milky Minutes – How much milk should I put in a bottle?

I am introducing a new feature to my blog, Milky Minutes. This will be a brief post to answer questions that many moms have about breastfeeding. It won’t be so much about challenges, or questions that require an in-depth post, but a quick answer to a common question. Today’s topic is, what is an appropriate …

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Scales and growth charts – Making sense of them

Weight How much did the baby weigh? That is one of the first things people will ask once your baby has arrived. They may comment, upon hearing the answer, “that’s big!” or perhaps, “oh, so tiny!” I almost never hear, “sounds like the perfect weight.” As your baby grows, weight can be a source of …

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