A formula shortage is terrifying and as we face this shortage, parents are rightfully concerned. No matter how you feed your baby (formula, combo of formula/breastmilk, or breastmilk), you should have the ability to provide your baby with the food that they need. If you are using a formula to feed your baby during this formula shortage, here are some do’s and don’ts.[Read more…] about Formula Shortage: What You Need to Know
When breastfeeding, it can be challenging to know when or how to offer a bottle. Will my baby prefer the bottle?
Paced bottle feedings make bottle feeding more similar to breastfeeding and help baby to be able to go back and forth if that is your desire.
In addition to knowing about paced bottle feeding, you’ll need to teach anyone who will be caring for your baby (for a single feeding or longer) about paced bottle feeding, as well.[Read more…] about Bottle-Feeding a Breastfed Baby: How to do Paced Bottle-Feeding
What is the Golden Hour After Birth?
The Golden Hour is the time right after delivery where mom and baby have uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact for at least the first one to two hours. As long as mom and baby are well, immediate and continuous skin-to-skin contact is recommended.[Read more…] about The Golden Hour After Birth: What is it and why is it so important?
I’m a mom of multiples (twins, to be specific!). Thus, it’s of no surprise that supporting moms of multiples is a cause near and dear to my heart. I want to help as many moms as possible, especially moms of multiples.
Recently, I published a post on how to support new moms in general. This post builds on that list. I highly suggest doing as much as you can from that post and then adding what you learn from this post.
Let’s get started![Read more…] about How to Help and Support a Mom of Multiples
Most everyone wants to help a new mom, and luckily, there are many ways to help a new mom. It can be a rough transition, whether she is a veteran or not. So here is what I suggest to help any woman who has just given birth: give a specific plan.[Read more…] about How to Help and Support a New Mom
Breastmilk is nothing short of incredible. Researchers have found that breastmilk has more than 200 components, some of which they have yet to discover what they do.
As a complete option for baby, breastmilk contains everything your newborn baby needs.
Further, breastmilk is not constant—it changes according to the day, night, age of baby, season, and breastfeeding pattern. Simply put, breastmilk adapts on a complex biological level.[Read more…] about Breastmilk Composition: What Is It Made Of?