We’ve all heard the saying “there’s no time like the present”. However, when it comes to expanding your family, the future may feel far away but the present time may seem frightening, or so you think… but how do you know when the time is right?
One thing that is more common than you may think in newborns 2-3 days old is breastfeeding jaundice, occurring in approximately 60% of all babies. Jaundice causes a baby’s skin or the whites of their eyes to appear yellow. It is something to be aware of and know the effective treatment methods so no future complications occur.
Overfeeding does not happen often when breastfeeding, but can happen when giving your baby a bottle. When a baby is overfed, they cannot properly digest their formula or breastmilk and it can cause them pain in their stomachs and gas. This is where paced feeding comes to the rescue. It’s useful for babies to be able to control how much milk they get.
The US doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to the fine print of maternity leave. On the other hand, expecting moms, adopting moms, and new parents might just have a light at the end of the tunnel. For starters, in the United States, maternity leave is a growing conversation in the labor force. There are 180 countries that are already far ahead of the United States when it comes to maternity leave, but the fact that the US is now opening those doors is HUGE news for this movement.
Before I became a mom, I was a nerd when it came to sleep. My husband can tell you. Sleep was a huge priority in my life and you could tell when I didn’t get in the bed at 10:00pm sharp.
If you’re either a pregnant woman or already a mom, you know walking can be quite challenging once you’re far along. It can also be hard to stand for long periods of time and it can even be painful.
The world is making great strides in many ways. One thing that hasn't made much progress is breastfeeding in public. This frustrates me.
You’ve had your precious little one. They are so cute and everything is perfect with the world…well, almost everything. Having a baby does a lot to a woman’s body and the evidence can stay there for a long time.