You've heard the phrase skin-to-skin, but what about kangaroo care? How can this intimate way of holding your baby increase bonding after birth? What are some of the other benefits? How can it help with breastfeeding? And how does it ease the struggles many premature and NICU babies face while in the hospital?
After you give birth your baby, your body needs some time to recover. After all, you just created another human being. Eventually, you (and your partner) may be wondering when you can have sex again. Is six weeks really enough time? How do you know if you're ready? Will it feel different? How can you do it as safely as possible, and what should you expect?
How often should you nurse to bring in your supply? How important is skin to skin contact with your baby? What can you to do help regulate an oversupply so you don't feel engorged? Moms with new babies speak out about what worked best for them!
Getting your baby to sleep is one of the most common struggles new parents experience, especially with newborns. We're launching a five part series focused on ways to encourage healthy sleeping patterns with your little one, so you can get some much need R&R as well!
Babies love to be touched. We know that skin-to-skin contact is so important after they're born. So, it just makes sense that babies would love a good massage as well, right? Learn more about the benefits of infant massage and what to expect should you sign up for a class.
You're proud of your kids, so it's only natural you would want to "show them off" to family and friends. Unfortunately, not everyone has the best intentions when viewing your kids online. Are we unintentionally overexposing our children online? Is social media really to blame? And what steps can we take to keep them safe and secure?
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?
If you've lost a child, you may be hesitant to get pregnant again. How can pregnant mothers who've experienced loss maintain an emotionally healthy pregnancy? How can you avoid additional stress and worry that's unhealthy for both you and your developing child?
Giving birth to your baby is usually pretty messy, right? So, it's only natural we would want to bathe our babies immediately. But could there be benefits to delaying that first bath? And when you do decide to bathe your new baby, how should you do it? Should you buy a special baby tub, or perhaps bathe with your baby? And what about those strange baths in the kitchen sink?
Babies are supposed to cry, it's how they communicate with us. But what do you do when your baby is crying constantly? Could your baby have colic? What exactly is colic and why does it happen? And what natural remedies can you use to help soothe your baby so you both can get some much needed rest?
For some women, this happens very naturally during pregnancy. But others have to develop it on their own time. We'll explore some ways you can naturally connect with your unborn child, especially if the pregnancy is a surprise.
Life can be hectic as a working mom- juggling your job, family and your sanity! But what about food? Sometimes we eat our emotions away when we are stressed out. So, as breastfeeding and pumping moms, how do we balance what we eat? What are some key ingredients you can quickly add to each meal to give you strength and help with milk supply?