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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!...

Moms of Infants

Swaddling

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...

Moms of Infants

sleeping in the car

Emersyn doesn't so much now - unless she needs a nap......

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When Your Little One Doesn't Like the New Baby

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Delaying Cord Clamping

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How to Swaddle a Baby

By JustMommies staff

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