Sometimes it’s hard to separate all of the silly breastfeeding myths from the tried and true facts about breastfeeding. Here are 70 common breastfeeding myths that many women believe. A list of breastfeeding inaccuracies that you can quit worrying about as a new mom. Plus, breastfeeding tips to make the process of breastfeeding your baby even easier!
Your baby is constantly growing - both in the womb during pregnancy, and in the world as a newborn. As your baby grows, things are constantly changing (body size, cognitive abilities, diapers, milestones, clothing, etc). If you've got questions about growth spurts and baby sizes, we've probably got the answers for you here!
Feeling your baby kicking inside you is one of the awesome rewards of being pregnant. Here are 5 ways you can get the baby moving — so your husband or kids can feel the baby kick, too! Plus, how to count fetal movements, why fetal kicks matter, and what to do if you don’t feel your baby kicking or moving.
As a first time mother, I question everything when it comes to the wellness and safety of my baby. Right away, we were faced with the dilemma of getting newborn vaccines while in the hospital after delivery – the Hepatitis B shot, and the Vitamin K shot. Then, the CDC’s immunization schedule for children says to give 6 vaccinations at 2 months of age. I’ve done my research and decided to follow an alternative vaccine schedule instead of the CDC’s baby vaccination chart. See why, and if this is the right decision for your family — or not.
As your pregnancy progresses, it becomes easier to determine the different baby positions your little one is enjoying inside the womb. Here are the most common signs that indicate your baby’s fetal position at any given moment. Yes, you can look for these yourself to determine your baby’s position right now!
It’s never too early to read to your baby. I started reading everything out loud when I was pregnant. I continued reading to my newborn while I was breastfeeding. By 3 months, my baby was fully engaged whenever I was reading a book to him. Here’s how I built my baby’s reading library
Here’s how and why I consumed my placenta (in the form of capsules, like supplements) after the birth of my son. Most of the benefits of eating placenta have to do with bonding with the infant and shrinking the uterus back to normal size. But I was mostly interested in the direct benefits in the recovery after birth.
Having a high risk pregnancy doesn’t mean something bad is going to happen. It just means that one or more high risk pregnancy factors exist. You and your baby will benefit from the extra attention!
Some women are sad when they first learn the sex of their baby. I was. Here’s how I dealt with baby gender disappointment. Hopefully my tips will help you too
If your baby is born before 37 weeks, then you have a preemie baby and will need to do some things differently than most parents. Here are the most important things you need to know about premature babies — including preemie milestones.
Here’s a collection of all the best tips for creating a pregnancy scrapbook, a pregnancy journal, or even a pregnancy video to document the days when you were pregnant. By saving your personal thoughts & experiences in one place, you’ll have a treasured keepsake for both you and your child!