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Breastfeeding While Pregnant

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Sadness during breastfeeding

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Need weaning advice

HI there. I have a 22 month old I am beyond ready to wean. Ive been ready for months. He seemed to b...

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Nursing Aversion/Agitation? EDITED

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Did you take a breastfeeding class?

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Your Baby's Seventh Month

At seven months the average baby will weigh somewhere between 17-18 lbs and will measure around 26 ½ – 27 inches. At this point your baby's growth rate has slowed down and your little guy or gal won't be picking up weight at quite as fast of a pace as before. You can expect him to continue gaining around a lb a month and growing about a half inch in length per month. » Read more

Teething Symptoms

How will you recognize the signs that your baby is cutting his or her primary teeth (the first 20 teeth)? And, how will you ease the discomforts that come with teething – for your little one and you? » Read more

Your Baby's Sixth Month

Your baby will turn six months old at the end of this month.  Most babies will double their birth weight by the end of this month.  If your baby hasn’t doubled her weight yet, you may want to discuss this with your pediatrician at her six month check up.  By the end of this month, your baby will weigh somewhere between 16 and 17 lbs, and measure around 26 to 26 &frac12 » Read more

Best Apps for Babies and Toddlers

We have all handed our cell phones or iPads to our kids at one time or another, just to keep them occupied. Maybe you have been in a doctor's waiting room or sitting outside dance class or at older brother's baseball practice. You might have felt a little guilty for giving in to the whining or for being unable to figure out how to quiet your fussy baby. » Read more

Your Baby's Fifth Month

Your baby is inching up on her six month birthday.  By the end of this month, she will weigh somewhere around 15-16 lbs and measure around 25 inches long.  Since she was born, she has gained about a half lb a week, but this rapid weight gain and growth will start to slow down soon, if it hasn’t already. » Read more

Your Baby's Fourth Month

Your baby is getting a little more expressive.  She is much more social than she was just a month ago.  She looks around, holds her head up well, and is more alert and aware of her surroundings now.  She continues to grow at a steady pace, gaining about 4-7 oz per week.  By the end of her fourth month she will weigh somewhere around 14-15 lbs, and measure about 24-25 in » Read more

Your Baby's Second Month

Over the last month, your baby has grown at a steady pace.  He has gained around 4 to 7 ounces a week and grown about 1/2 to 1 inch a week in length.  This pattern will continue until he’s around 6 months old, when his growth rate starts to slow down a bit.  By the end of this month, you can expect your baby to weigh somewhere around 10 ½ to 11 lbs and measure ab » Read more

Baby Speech Delays: Guide to Helping Late Talkers

Some kids learn to talk sooner than others, so there is a broad range of what is considered "normal" speech development. If your child seems to be a late talker, early intervention is very important to get them on the path towards appropriate speech development. » Read more

Your Baby's First Month

If your baby was a full-term baby, she will start this month weighing anywhere from 5 and a half pounds to nine or ten pounds.  And, she will be around 18 to 22 inches long.  The average newborn weighs around 7 and a half pounds and is about 20 inches long.  » Read more

When Should My Baby Start Talking?

One of the most exciting events for new parents is hearing their baby utter his first words. It is hard to say for sure when to expect your baby to say his first words, but most babies will be able to say 3 to 5 words by the time they are about a year old. Your baby may start trying to talk sooner than this. » Read more