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How Long Should a Baby Breastfeed on Each Breast?

By JustMommies staff

Women are often given very specific instructions on how long and how often to breastfeed their babies. In the hospital you may have been advised to feed your baby for ten minutes on the first breast and then ten minutes on the other breast and to do this every 2 to 3 hours. During your baby’s first
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How Much Formula Does My Baby Need?

By JustMommies staff

You'll sometimes have to trust your instincts when it comes to feeding your baby formula. A mathematical calculation to figure out amounts for feeding is nice, but keep in mind that every baby is different. As a mom, you'll want to pay close attention to your baby's hunger cues. Watch for extra fussiness
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How Talking to Your Babies Helps Them Learn

Did you know that some developmental experts believe that learning language starts in the womb? With the cadence of your voice, it's possible your baby is hearing your accent, inflection, and more while you're pregnant. Once born, language development really takes off and just by spending time talking
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How to Calm Your Crying Baby

By Elizabeth Pantley

When we’re pregnant or awaiting adoption, we dream about our baby-to-be, we always envision those beautiful Hallmark card scenes: charming baby smiling up at peaceful mother’s face. We read books in advance of the big day about how care for a newborn - how to bathe, feed and dress her - and then
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How to Increase Your Milk Supply: 35 Ways to Boost Your Milk Supply

By JustMommies staff

In order to understand how to increase your milk supply it is important to understand how the process of milk production works. You may have heard that breast milk supply is based on supply and demand, but milk production isn’t initially based on supply and demand. After you give birth, hormones
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How To Introduce Formula to a Breastfed Baby

By JustMommies staff

When your baby has been exclusively breastfed, it can be difficult for you and your baby to make a transition to formula. You have to make a physical and emotional adjustment away from the time you spent nursing, and your baby needs to learn a new set of feeding skills. However, even though babies love
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How to Make a Wrap Style Baby Sling

By JustMommies staff

Make your own baby sling We added pockets to our baby wrap to make an easy, but practical baby sling. Follow the directions below to make your own. Step 1Measure out your fabric. You will need 7 yards by 1/2 yard. You will need quite a bit of fabric to make this sling. We chose white fabric, but you
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How to Prepare Your Child To Be A Big Sister Or Brother from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

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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How to Soothe a Colicky Baby

By JustMommies staff

Having a colicky baby can be incredibly stressful and frustrating for parents. Colic refers to when an otherwise healthy baby that cries for three or more hours a day, three or more days a week, for three or more weeks (and often much longer). This pattern begins in the baby's first month, and usually
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How to Swaddle a Baby

By JustMommies staff

Swaddling a baby is a beneficial technique that moms have been using for centuries. It helps to keep the baby warm for the first few days of her life, and it also has a calming effect. By holding the baby's arms and legs in with a swaddling blanket, it actually simulates the constricting feeling of being
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