A mother's breastfeeding experience changes drastically over time, starting from her child's birth throughout the months of her baby's life. Today we're continuing our series "Breastfeeding Expectations", where we follow three new moms on their breastfeeding journeys. This month, find out if our moms have settled into a schedule when nursing their babies. Are they getting any sleep at night? Are they facing any new breastfeeding challenges?
Your little one didn't arrive as planned and now you're trying to pick of pieces of the shattered childbirth experience you wish you had. How do you resolve this emotional and sometimes physical conflict?
Many mothers dream of having an oversupply, but it can be real problem and comes with its own set of breastfeeding challenges. How can a mother better control her oversupply issues? Plus, what is an overactive letdown and how can it impact oversupply?
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!
Your baby is here! But you're so busy taking care of your little one that you forget to take care of yourself. Sound familiar? But did you know that good nutrition is super important for new moms- whether your breastfeeding your baby or you're simply helping your body heal from childbirth.
When giving birth, many women may either tear or have an episiotomy. What are the various degrees of a perineum tear or episiotomy? What household items increase your comfort while recovering? And is there anything you can do to make sex more enjoyable?
If you're struggling with postpartum depression or another postnatal mood disorder, this transition may seem completely overwhelming. So, how can you better prepare yourself?
What are the most common stressors new parents experience? And how can you overcome those issues and experience more happiness and stability?
Postpartum anxiety is a common condition that is often overlooked because of the belief that new mothers are just naturally anxious. So, what are the symptoms and how does it differ from other postpartum mood disorders?
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?
We may envision our birth plan unfolding perfectly, followed by days, weeks, months or years of complete happiness as we watch our children grow. But reality can look much different. What happens when our expectations aren't fulfilled?
The physical scars fade, but the emotional trauma can produce feelings of helplessness, shame and defeat. How can a mother process these emotions and even embrace them as moments of courage and strength, rather than weakness?
Having another child after experiencing postpartum depression, or another perinatal mental health disorder, may seem daunting as a new mother. What if it happens again? What if it is worse? Who would sign themselves up for this experience again?
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?