Please click here for full-size printable image. Many moms wonder how their baby will be fed when they’re apart, regardless of whether they are separated for a quick trip to the gym or for a full day at their jobs. Using a cup to feed mom’s expressed milk can be an option, even for a
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Please click here for full-size printable image. When mother and baby are comfortable, it’s easier to get a good latch and breastfeed well. These tips can help achieve a good latch. 1. Let gravity help! When mom leans back with baby on her tummy, gravity is doing the work! Gravity holds the baby in position
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Our time is guided by calendars, obligations, and technology. Smartphones keep us connected 24/7 with our emails, social media, obligations, and calendars. Our needs for self-care, healthy food, and exercise have to be put into our busy schedules, with pop-up reminders. Hallmark helps us remember special occasions as we schedule time for friendships, love, and
I attended a friend’s baby shower in 2007. Guests were seated and served an array of fried appetizers while we anxiously awaited the arrival of the very pregnant mom-to-be. The decor was straight out of a baby magazine: the pink and silver tables were anchored by clusters of ready-to-use formula bottles, the centerpieces were bottle-shaped
While pregnant, we dream of motherhood: of holding a beautiful baby in our arms, dressing him in tiny clothes, and pampering him with unconditional love. We offer our bodies wholesome foods, hydration, and healthy exercise, and tend to refuse even a Tylenol. Our bodies work. A healthy baby grows. Mommies-to-be feel confident and in-charge. For
We usually prepare for birth: we take classes on relaxation techniques, watch television series with birth stories, and read a myriad of books, magazines, and videos. Breastfeeding is the longest part of the birthing process, yet most of us are unprepared. “Breastfeeding is natural,” think moms-to-be. “Baby, boob, boom.” Every so often we hear of a