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DAILY PARENTING: The Do's and Don'ts for Breastfeeding Moms

Breastfeeding can be challenging, yet it is considered to be extremely beneficial for both mother and baby. Many mothers express that during breastfeeding, an intimate bond is formed. It is a natural accomplishment for a woman’s body which brings gladness and excitement, especially when you just gave birth to your very first child. The overflowing happiness that you feel may sometimes go beyond the barometer and you tend to forget the many essential and valuable aspects of daily parenting. Too, the good practices of breastfeeding moms slip off your memory. There are always two sides of the story -- like the DOs and DON’Ts. Breastfeeding is not an exception to this. Knowing what and what not to do is essential...

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Until When Do I Have to Breastfeed My Baby?

Parents and child have each of their own ways on how to bond with each other. The moment you breastfeed your baby, you are given a great chance to develop a good relationship with him. The physical connection between you as a mother and your baby can also connect the two of you emotionally. It would definitely be a fulfilling matter to see your child by your side, having that kind of attachment in you. To breastfeed your baby is to feed him enough to become strong every day. It is a must for every mom like us for without doing so, we are taking away the chance of our child to become better the next day.   But, the question...

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DAILY PARENTING: Taking Care of Baby Essentials The Dos and Dont's

Keeping an infant safe is the responsibility of each parent. You need to be cautious about everything, from what baby essentials they will use, food that they will eat, and items that they will touch. Being worried about what your child is into is a parent’s nature. Infants are prone to different diseases since their antibodies are not that fully developed. They are at their most fragile state, physically inside and outside. Physical changes in infancy maybe fast; that is why you have to keep an eye on your child to know what they need to help them adjust with the changes. It is given that your child needs your full attention. Baby items as well should be given much...

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Mommy on a Mission Minimizing Night terrors

This topic is something to familiar for me. Its also a topic that is not talked much about. No parent wants their children to have bad dreams, waking up scared and only wanting you to comfort them and make all the scary dreams go away.  Nightmares are different from Night Terrors (sometimes called sleep terrors) though.  While the two sound alike and are in someways similar, they happen during different sleep periods and cause two different outcomes.  What are Night Terrors? Night Terrors are a really dramatic version of a nightmare. The child is inconsolable and doesn't even notice a parents presence. Unlike nightmares, which kids often remember, they won't have any memory of a night terror the next day because...

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Guide for Parents: Caffeine for Lactating Mothers

Lets face it, caffeine is a must have for just about everyone. Coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks, everyone has one bad habit that includes caffeine. Most of the time you don't think twice about drinking it, but you should if your pregnant or nursing.  During pregnancy its important to do your best to curb the amount of caffeine that you drink, the same goes for nursing mamas.  The Right Amount of Caffeine for Nursing Mothers Good news though,  breastfed babies, in most cases, don't suffer from mom's moderate caffeine consumption. Younger babies may show signs of discomfort more so then older babies. Symptoms and signs such as fussiness, gas,reflux, or trouble staying asleep can all be related to caffeine consumption.  Caffeine is not...

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