Breastfeeding and Drinking Alcohol

After nine long months of pregnancy, you may be itching for an ice-cold beer or a glass of wine, but is it safe to drink if you’re breastfeeding? Are there any special precautions you should take? In this post, pediatrician Dr. James Murphy advises on the ins and outs of drinking alcohol while breastfeeding.

Treating Tongue Ties and Lip Ties

If you’re experiencing nipple pain or if your baby seems to be having trouble latching on or getting enough milk, he or she may be suffering from a tongue or lip tie. A tongue tie is when the little membrane, called the frenulum, under the tongue is tighter or located more forward than usual. A lip tie is similar and can occur on the upper, lower, or even the sides of the lip.

Raising Twins As Individuals

Although twins are the cutest package deal, ultimately it’s important for them to grow up to be healthy adults with their own identity, self-esteem, self-confidence, likes and interests, strengths and weaknesses. While their relationship with each other is special, it’s vital for them to develop their own sense of self and understand how they are unique from one another.

Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Research shows that approximately 90% of women will get stretch marks during or after pregnancy, but luckily there are some techniques to prevent them and minimize their appearance. If you’re a new mom (or a not so new mom!) you may have questions about these little battle wounds. Wonder no more; today’s post will tell you everything you need to know about stretch marks.

How to Help Your Toddler Nap

Naps are essential for your little one’s mood and development (and your sanity!), but how do you know if they’re sleeping enough? What are the basic do’s and don’ts when it comes to toddler naps? In today’s post, Jen Varela, a baby sleep coach, chimes in on how to ensure your little ones get the proper daytime rest.

Sleep Safety Tips For Your Baby

Cribs, mattresses, and play yards can be serious safety hazards if not used correctly. In fact, they're the leading cause of death when it comes to nursery product accidents. That's some scary stuff! Since babies spend so much of their early months sleeping, you’ll want to make sure you provide the best sleep environment possible.

Your Recovery After Birthing Twins

If you’re expecting multiples, you already know that your pregnancy is a bit different from singleton moms, but what about the postpartum recovery period? Moms of twins face some special challenges when it comes to healing and today we’ll give you the 411 on what to expect.

Prenatal Testing: Non-Stress Test

As you get closer to your due date, your provider may perform a fetal non-stress test. The non-stress test (or NST, as it’s sometimes called) is an alternative to the contraction stress test. The NST gives similar results, but is less invasive and therefore more commonly used. Read on for all the details on this prenatal test!

What Is Cluster Feeding?

If your baby is always nursing, you may be wondering if something is wrong or if your milk supply is inadequate, but this so called “cluster feeding” can actually be a very normal. Many babies tend to cluster feed in the evening, but it’s also normal if their fussy cluster feeding time happens earlier in the day or even multiple times a day.

What Are the Signs of Labor?

If you’re expecting your first baby, you might be wondering… How will I know if I’m in labor? Will early labor and contractions be obvious? Will my water dramatically break like it does on television? Contrary to what you might see on the television and in movies, the water breaking is the first thing to happen only in about 20% of pregnancies.