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Breastfeeding and drinking alcohol...

Hello there! I am brand new to motherhood and brand new to breastfeeding. I have read that drinking alcohol while breastfeeding can be harmful to your newborn... is that true? How long do you have to wait after drinking to breastfeed? Is there an easy way to track how much alcohol is in your system? Any help is greatly appreciated!...


Breastfeeding support/HELP!

Dear Mommies, I am looking for some constructive support. I gave birth to my second child 15 days ago and have been experiencing similar issues that I had with my first. My son could not latch for the life of him, even with support from IBCLC's and breastfeeding groups. I ended up pumping with him for 3 months then shifted to formula. With my daughter, I have been more determined and patient (given that we aren't sleeping more than 2-3 hours). But, I have seen 3 different IBCLC's and even hav...

Moms of Infants


Emersyn isn't any longer (as of about 2 weeks ago)... I generally just used a baby blanket or muslin sheet... I tried a couple of swaddling products but she always got her arms out :lol:...

Moms of Infants

musical sleep aids

I don't for Emersyn, but did for Gaby - it didn't really get her to sleep, but it would keep her entertained when she woke up if I was finishing off any chores etc...

Moms of Infants

Back / tummy / side?

Emersyn seems to sleep on her back - if she rolls over she usually wakes up crying, which is a relief for me.. my nephew died of SIDS so sleeping has been something I've really worried about, and tend to get a bit OTT with.... I have not allowed tummy sleeping - not at an age when she can't roll back.. and I still prefer her to be on her back...

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When Your Little One Doesn't Like Your New Baby

When you're the parent of a brand new baby, everything changes. The first time around everything was new, but with subsequent kids, life seems to settle into a groove just a little bit quicker-at least for you. Your toddler, however, may not be as enthralled with the new arrival as you are and adjusting
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According to a new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, moms are not the only ones struggling with low sex drive after childbirth. Live Science reports that dads are also affected by the birth of a new baby in much the same way as moms. The study found that life changes related to raising
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New Baby Checklist: Everything You Need for a New Baby

Make sure you are as prepared as possible with the items you'll most need when your little one comes home!
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If your little one is used to being your one and only, it will require some tender loving care to prepare your son or daughter to be a big brother or sister. While bringing home baby will be a joyful and momentous occasion for your family, it will also be a transition into a new, altered way of life
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Top Tips on Preparing for Baby's Arrival and Homecoming from Inhabitots

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Pregnancy probably lasts so long because there are so many things to prepare to welcome your baby into the world. Get a jumpstart on planning your maternity leave. We show you how to afford maternity leave in the United States, where sadly, paid maternity leave is not an option. Make shopping for your
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Your Baby Has Arrived! Now What?

You are practically an expert on pregnancy now, right? You've studied up for months, reading all the books on everything that you need to know about when you are expecting a baby. Once your newborn arrives, a funny thing happens on the way home from the hospital. All of that knowledge you spent nine
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Baby Basics 101: Caring for a Newborn

Move through the many opinions on how to care for a newborn and get to the essentials that will help you during this exciting time.
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Delaying Cord Clamping

Explore the research on the benefits of delaying cord clamping.
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How to Swaddle a Baby

This basic skill can help to calm baby enough to get extra sleep.
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