Naturally, one of the most popular questions asked by full-term pregnant women appears to be: What are the early symptoms of labor? As a seasoned birth-giver, I have decided to make a fool-proof list. If you have any of these symptoms, or none, and you are past 37 weeks, you are guaranteed to begin active […]
Tag Archives | babies
Consuming extra water can actually be deadly for a baby. It causes the sodium level in their blood to drop. This can lead to brain swelling, which can cause poor feeding, extreme exhaustion, seizures, and eventually death.
Nothing felt natural. Nothing about it was soothing for my baby or myself. I looked at my husband, tears filling my eyes, and said, “I want to bottle feed.”
When she finally arrived, my generally sweet boy with a mild wild streak somehow transformed into a 42-pound, jealous piranha overnight.
Woman after woman feels the sting of “failure” when feeding her baby becomes a battle. So, is it our failure as women or mothers, or are we putting an expectation on breastfeeding that is simply unrealistic?
Then I had my first baby. And you know what I found? Breastfeeding was so hard. Physically hard. Emotionally hard. That baby had a terrible latch. I couldn’t pump enough milk to cover the bottom of a bottle. I was exhausted and hormonal. And I knew that all of those breastfeeding supplies meant nothing if […]
Like many new moms, I didn’t know a thing about breastfeeding before having a baby of my own. I just knew what I had heard from so many friends and family members : breast is best. So, I decided to do what was “best” for my baby . . . breastfeed.