New to breastfeeding? We're breaking down what to expect during the first year. In the second part of our series, we'll focus on what to expect during the first week. When does colostrum turn into mature milk? How long will breastfeeding sessions typically be? Plus, what to expect with your baby's weight loss.
If your baby seems irritable or she's having a hard time sleeping, you may want to consider swaddling. It just makes sense that your child would feel most comfortable in an environment that's more similar to your baby felt while being cradled in your womb. How do you successfully swaddle your baby, what type of swaddles typically work best and do all babies really need to be swaddled? Plus, what safety precautions should you take to make sure your baby is safe
You've probably heard of Montessori schools, but did you know you can apply the same principles at home with your baby? When you learn more about your child's developmental needs, you can help maximize their potential and become more independent at an earlier age.
If you have mo-di twins, you may have already heard by twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. It's a complication that can happen during any twin pregnancy in which the babies share a placenta. How are pregnancies diagnosed with this condition? How can it impact your twins? And what options do you have to hopefully remedy the situation and keep your babies in utero for as long as possible?
Your body is changing and most of these changes are normal. But, when should you be concerned? We're focusing on the top 10 warnings signs that warrant a phone call to your medical care provider.
If you're concerned about milk supply, you may be considering herbal supplements called "galactagogues" to boost milk production. So, how exactly does it work? What are some of the most popular supplements and which ones should you avoid? Plus, how can you tell if you really do have a low milk supply?
Who are you, now that you're a mom? How do you shift between caring for yourself, your partner and this new little being that just came into the world? How do you discover your new identity?
You've chosen to have one child... only. How do you do this effectively when everyone (especially family and friends) are encouraging the exact opposite? Plus, what do you need to know as a parent of an only child? Is only lonely?
It's time to potty-train your little ones, but how do you know if they're both ready? Are there differences in readiness between identical and fraternal twins? What are the main steps to potty-training and is there a chance of competition between your twins?
Parents-to-be usually receive the option of testing for genetic defects. Learn more about prenatal testing and genetic counseling available to help decipher the results of these tests.