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Pumping Mommies

My boobs hurt!

I have a question.. Has anyone had their boobs hurt from pumping and squeezing breasts while you pum...

Weaning

Weaned, in pain, what helps drying up? And anyway to not lose size?

After we moved (beginning of July), and she moved out of our room, I cut her back to nap, bed time,...

Breastfeeding

Baby has anemia; doctor told us to stop breastfeeding

We're not going to listen to him of course :sneak: This was a hematologist. I already told our actua...

Cloth Diapering

Wet pail or dry pail?

What do you guys do? I can't decide what is the right answer! I'd like to do dry, but it seem...

Moms of Infants

depressed and having trouble enjoying my 10 month old

i am a stay at home mom. i have been depressed now for going on two yrs. i lost my job for being pre...

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Coping When Your Newborn Fails to Thrive

You're radiant with joy, expecting a baby-and anticipation grows along with your pregnancy bump! » 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

Grunting Baby Syndrome

If your baby strains, grunts, or cries when trying to have a bowel movement, it may look like constipation, but it could be something altogether different.  When babies are first born they sometimes do not quite know how their bodies work, and they may have difficulty coordinating the muscles needed to have a bowel movement.  This can cause them to cry and grunt a lot when having » Read more

5 Tips for Dealing with Nasal Congestion in Babies

If your baby has a stuffy nose, it can be awful listening to her struggle to breathe. On top of that, you may feel a bit helpless because your baby doesn’t know how to blow her nose yet! What can you do to offer relief? » Read more

Febrile Seizures in Babies: What You Should Know

Sometimes a baby's brain will have an extreme reaction to a fever, which triggers a seizure. These are known as febrile seizures. This is not epilepsy, and having a febrile seizure is not an indicator that a child will develop epilepsy later in life (more on this below). These seizures typically manifest between the ages of six months and three years, and a child usually outgrows them. » Read more

Blood in Baby's Stool

Babies can sometimes have blood in their stool that is caused by food allergies, a small anal tear or fissure, or even a temporary case of lactose intolerance. It might even be a drop of blood that came from a cracked nipple, which the baby then passed through his system. Many times the cause of blood in a baby's stool is unknown or undiagnosed. » Read more

What is Torticollis?

Torticollis is a condition in which a newborn's head tilts to one side. It is sometimes referred to as "wryneck." A baby with this condition will have his chin pointed toward one shoulder, and the top of his head pointed in the direction of the opposite shoulder. Torticollis is painless, but it can be upsetting for a parent to see their newborn with the condition.
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Inhabitots on JustMommies: The 411 On Vaccines

By Inhabitots

As a new parent, sifting through all of the various research and opinions on childhood immunizations is daunting and confusing at best. Vaccines have been making headline news during the past year, mostly due to their  » Read more

Baby Eczema

Eczema is a red and blistery rash that affects up to 15 percent of all babies. It usually shows up within the first few months of the baby's life. The cause is unknown, but baby eczema is generally not a serious condition, and most children outgrow it before they reach school age. » Read more

Diarrhea in the Breastfed Baby

Diarrhea, a condition manifested through frequent loose stools, may affect babies, children of all ages and adults. The condition may be caused by food allergies, infections, parasites, diet, or in rare cases, poisoning. In a breastfed baby, it can be trickier to determine if a baby has diarrhea since most breastfed babies have frequent liquid stools to begin with. » Read more