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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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Burping Your Baby

By Nancy Da Silva

In theory, burping your baby probably seems like a pretty straightforward task. You feed your baby then you burp him. While that is the gist of it, there are things you can do to make the task go smoothly. There are also things you may want to watch out for just in case you find that things are going
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Bathing Your Baby

By JustMommies staff

What baby doesn't smell good with a little baby soap and lotion? Moms usually look forward to bathing their new baby. Bathing your baby for the first time can however be a little scary for some new mothers. With their delicate skin and fragile body, mothers may worry about baby slipping or falling out
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How to Trim Baby's Nails

By JustMommies staff

Trying to figure out the easiest way to trim your baby’s nails? Many moms worry about how to cut baby’s nails. It is difficult to trim the nails of a squirmy little guy or gal. Your baby’s nails grow really fast and if left untrimmed, she may scratch her adorable little face (or yours) and you
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Newborn "Heel Stick" Screening (Newborn Genetic Screening)

By JustMommies staff

National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center. Why does my baby need the heel stick test? You may be thinking, I don’t have any of these disorders in my family, so why does my baby need to be screened? Even if you do not know of a direct family member with a genetic disorder, your baby may
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Bringing Your Baby Home from the Hospital

By JustMommies staff

Your hospital bag is packed; your nursery is all set up. Everything that you have control over may be ready, but what do you do when you bring your baby home? Newborns are truly interesting creatures. They are cute, fragile and unpredictable. With crying being the only way they have to communicate, the
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Seven Things New Moms Worry About

By JustMommies staff

New moms have plenty to worry about. Your baby is so tiny and helpless, there are so many new things to learn, and you’re probably not getting enough sleep. But many moms share the same fears, and talking about them somehow makes them seem less frightening. Here are some of the most common fears, and
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How to Survive the First Month of New Motherhood

By JustMommies member

Steps Don't expect perfection from either yourself or the baby. The idea is to roll with the punches and just get through this tricky period of adjustment in the best way that you can. Keep in mind that ninety percent is an A. If you are managing to keep the baby fed, and in clean diapers, and you are
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Your Newborn’s First Checkup: What to Expect

By JustMommies staff

You’ve brought home a beautiful baby from the hospital; now it’s time to start settling into a new life and new routines with your little one. One of the most important things you can do for your baby in the first few weeks and months is to make sure that he gets regular well-baby visits with his
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New Mom Exhaustion: Tips from ‘Been There, Done That’ Moms

By JustMommies staff

Your newborn baby was up for most of the night, which means that you were up too. Now it’s morning, and the rest of the world is awake, but you’re so tired you can’t even remember how to make coffee. How are you going to make it through the day? You can start by remembering that you’re not alone,
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Newborn Hearing Screening

By JustMommies staff

  Both the AAP and the CDC recommend newborns having hearing screenings. Many states require newborns to have hearing screenings before they leave the hospital. Up to 3 babies out of 1000 born will have significant hearing loss. In fact, according to the March of Dimes, hearing loss is one of the most
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