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Breastfeeding

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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Newborn Jaundice

By JustMommies staff

What is newborn jaundice? Jaundice refers to the yellowish coloring of the skin and whites of the eyes. Jaundice occurs in up to 50% of newborns, generally requires no treatment, and usually resolves within a few days to a couple of weeks. What causes newborn jaundice? Jaundice is caused by a build up
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Umbilical Cord Care

By JustMommies staff

  Newborn babies umbilical cord usually dries up and heels anywhere from 10 days and 3 weeks. The umbilical cord will initially be white to yellow in color and gradually darken to a black color before falling off. Until the umbilical cord falls off there are some things you should do to help keep it
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Caring for Your Baby’s Uncircumcised Penis

By JustMommies staff

You’ve thought your decision through carefully and decided not to circumcise your little boy’s penis; now the rest is pretty straightforward, right? Well, not exactly. You may read many different variations on how to care for your son’s uncircumcised penis. And many moms (who are frequently the
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Choosing Whether Or Not To Circumcise Your Child

By JustMommies staff

By Nancy Da Silva For many parents, the decision whether or not to circumcise their newborn sons can be an emotional, not to mention confusing one. There are pro’s and con’s on both ends and each is side is only too eager to debate the issue. For clarity’s sake, let’s explain exactly what circumcision
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Circumcision and Circumcision Care

By JustMommies staff

Choosing whether or not to circumcise your son can be a difficult choice. The important thing to remember is that circumcision is a choice. When a male fetus is developing, specifically his genitals, the penis develops with a special covering. This covering is called the foreskin. What once was thought
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Choosing a Pediatrician

By JustMommies staff

Choosing a pediatrician is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the early part of your baby’s life. Your pediatrician will guide you through the major transitions in babyhood and beyond. He or she will be your sounding board and your advocate as you learn how to be the best possible
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Apgar Test

By JustMommies staff

  The Apgar test, named after Virginia Apgar, is a test given to babies at one minute and five minutes after birth. Dr. Apgar developed the Apgar test in 1952 after working in the obstetrical field as an anesthesiologist. Her system was developed to help doctors evaluate how baby was transitioning to
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