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Finding Child Care for your Infant

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been home with your infant, leaving your baby for the first time can be a difficult transition. When choosing child care, it is important to determine what works for you and your...

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Sleep: and the lack thereof

Sleep: and the lack thereof.  I didn’t really believe that I would be as tired as everyone said I would.  In fact, during the first week, I felt great – managing my night feedings and my baby’s desire not to...

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Breastfeeding Dos and Don'ts for...

New moms tend to feel overwhelmed with the ’overload’ of information on the subject of breastfeeding their newborn. Being educated on the subject is important, but most new moms sometimes just want quick answers and...

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Bottle Feeding: How much? How warm?

Bottle-feeding can be something you choose do from Day 1 or something you only begin when you go back to work. Most of us with kids have used bottles at some point or other. I breastfed my babies for different...

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Breastfeeding: Mastitis and sore nipples

I breastfed my kids.  I didn’t know if I would like it or if it would work but I had decided to give it a try.  I was shocked, if not very surprised, when my firstborn naturally knew where to look for food only...

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Mom: The First Weeks after Birth

I had expected to be a bit overwhelmed when bringing my newborn home for the first time. I expected that I would be woken up during the night and I had a reasonable idea of how be a new mom: change a diaper, hold him,...

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Common Mistakes & Safety Tips for Baby...

Some parenting jobs never get any easier, and using car seats is one of them. Safer cars, clever engineering, sturdy anchoring systems and updated laws have all helped reduce the number of children who are seriously...

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Newborns: The First Weeks – Jaundice

Two of my kids had jaundice. My firstborn was diagnosed while we were in the hospital and he wasn’t “too” yellow. The doctors put a light blanket under his sleeper and a couple of days later he was “pink”...

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Newborn: The First Weeks – Part 1

My sister, who was expecting her first last year, asked me: “What do I do with my baby once he comes home with us??? “ I thought – wow. You’re right. What the heck do you do with your newborn during those...

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Your Newborn and Your Pet – Preparing...

If you have a pet, it’s likely you think of him (or her) as your baby and now that a newborn is either here or on the way you're wondering how things will work out with that first ‘baby’ who has got used to...

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Getting back to Normal

For the first week after delivery try to rest whenever you can. Don’t be tempted to try to catch up on everything you have not had the time to do. Call your doctor if you have any problems before your postpartum...

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Your baby and the common cold

As your baby get’s older and starts to become mobile, she will start putting things in her mouth or touching new things that may not pass your ‘clean’ test. Those curious little fingers will almost always end up...




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