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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

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

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...

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Choosing Whether Or Not To Circumcise Your Child

By Laura Leavitt

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 Laura Leavitt

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 Laura Leavitt

Look for a doctor who will have you and your baby's best interests at heart.
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Newborn Hearing Screening

By Laura Leavitt

  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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