If your baby is always nursing, you may be wondering if something is wrong or if your milk supply is inadequate, but Rose deVigne-Jackiewicz, an RN and international board-certified lactation consultant, says this so-called “cluster feeding” can actually be very normal. Many babies tend to cluster feed in the evening, but it’s also normal if their fussy cluster feeding time … [Read more...] about What is cluster feeding?
What are the real signs of labor versus what you see on TV? If you’re expecting your first baby, you might be wondering... How will I know if I’m in labor? Will early labor and contractions be obvious? Will my water dramatically break as it does on television? Susan Melnikow, a Certified Nurse Midwife, explains how to determine if your labor is the real deal. Will my water … [Read more...] about What are the signs of labor?
If you’re experiencing nipple pain or if your baby seems to be having trouble latching on or getting enough milk, he or she may be suffering from a tongue or lip tie. Read on to learn more about this condition and what you can do to fix it. What exactly are breastfeeding tongue ties and lip ties? A tongue tie is when the little membrane, called the frenulum, under the tongue is … [Read more...] about Treating breastfeeding tongue ties and lip ties
Research shows that approximately 90% of women will get stretch marks during or after pregnancy, but luckily there are some techniques to prevent them and minimize their appearance. If you’re a new mom (or a not so new mom!) you may have questions about these little battle wounds. Wonder no more; today’s post will tell you everything you need to know about stretch marks. TIP: … [Read more...] about Stretch marks during pregnancy
If you’re the parent of twins, you want to encourage their own unique personalities, but you might not know how. Read on for tips on how to help twins develop their own individuality and why it’s so important. TIP: When twins are raised together, they tend to push and find their own individuality more easily. Want more information about twin individuality? Listen to our … [Read more...] about Raising Twins As Individuals