Planning a trip is no easy feat, especially when you throw kids in the mix. What starts as a relaxing family getaway can quickly become a stress-filled nightmare if you don’t plan accordingly. We asked family travel expert Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, managing editor at the family travel website MiniTime, for her best tips for a stress-free family trip. Bring paperwork. Of course … [Read more...] about 9 tips for traveling with baby
Breastfeeding works best when you’re comfortable, so set up a special space for feeding time. Some items you may want to include: A comfortable chair – Feeding time for a newborn takes most of the day, whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, so a soft chair that supports your back and lets you shift positions, or even recline, is a must. Pillows – … [Read more...] about How to create a breastfeeding sanctuary
As with a lot of things involving pregnancy and babies, there are a lot of crazy ideas about breastfeeding. Here are a myths few along with the real story. MYTH #1: Taking a breastfeeding break helps you produce more milk. THE TRUTH: The more you breastfeed, the more milk your body makes. So, if your baby sleeps through a feeding during the day, you may produce more milk that … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding myths—BUSTED!
Bennies of the Breast Sure, you’ve heard that breast is best, but here are some interesting facts about how and why nursing is so nifty. Breastfeeding can make your baby smarter, according to 2002 research that tracked children from babyhood into their teens. Breastfed babies experience less stress and are less sensitive to pain than babies who aren’t … [Read more...] about 6 Benefits of breastfeeding
A quick list of what’s healthy—and what’s not. DO’s DO continue to take your prenatal vitamin after baby’s born. DO include lots of protein in your diet. Lean meat, fish and chicken, cheese, eggs, and legumes help your body make breast milk. DO make sure you get plenty of vitamin D. Wild salmon, eggs, and fortified milk and cereals are good sources. DO drink enough of … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding diet do’s and don’ts