Life is messy, from spit-ups to daycare germs, but bacteria is a little less scary with a thorough cleaning routine. Here’s a short and sweet, but complete step by step guide to getting your feeding and pumping essentials germ-free and ready to go for your little one. 1. Prep. Thoroughly wash hands with warm water
Traveling with a baby and afraid you’re not prepared? You’re not alone. Adventure travel blogger Lesley Carter shares her insights below: Ensure You Have Correct Documentation Traveling with a baby and afraid you’re not prepared? You’re not alone. Adventure travel blogger Lesley Carter shares her insights below: Required documentation may include: Passport Birth certificate Copies
Birth plans and breastfeeding don’t always go exactly as anticipated. We’re grateful to share the story of Alexandra, an active duty marine, who explains her journey with her little one: To understand my breast-feeding journey you must first understand my pregnancy journey. When I found out I was pregnant I started my journey with a
Breast milk soap is chock full of nutrients, antibodies and other antiviral agents. By adding breast milk your baby’s soap your little one will receive its soothing effects on baby acne, eczema, diaper rash and more. With its gentle lather, you can enjoy peace of mind that your baby is receiving your milk’s nurturing effects, even at bath time.
Article by Shruti Mishra, founder of Freshly Moms This can be a sensitive discussion due given the fact that the pressure to eat right may sometimes cause mothers to give up breastfeeding sooner. While I empathize with that reasoning, I also believe that mothers should be aware of which nutrients can get passed on to
I can hardly believe I’ve been at this breastfeeding thing for over 3 years now. Two babies have been nourished by me, not counting the babies we have donated our oversupply to. Nursing my own babies has been the single hardest thing to learn, which says a lot because I have always been academically inclined.
Your maternity leave is coming to an end. You’re mentally preparing yourself for the transition back to work when suddenly it hits you… “OMG, I’m going to have to pump at the office.” Until now it’s just been you and your baby; enjoying those sweet bonding moments that breastfeeding brings. But with team meetings, client
**Note: some might find imagery that appears in this article graphic** Feeding an infant is a learning process, and in-person support can make that learning curve easier to experience. Nanobébé is proud to partner with Everyday Birth Magazine to support new moms in their journey toward successful breastfeeding. In their documentary series Life’s Work, you can
It’s almost time! How exciting to be in the final stretch toward welcoming your new little one into the world. Prepping for delivery time and hospital stay may have your mind reeling with excitement and nerves all at the same time. Well we’ve got you covered with a thorough list of items you’ll actually use
When you have an adorable baby (whose isn’t??), you want to capture the cuteness as much as you can! Sometimes babies “cooperate” and other times you have loads of photos that you end up deleting. There are ways to photograph your little ones, so that most of the pictures are keepers! Here are some basics to
After coming home from the hospital, some dads may feel left out of family life and struggle to bond with their babies. In fact, a 2009 study found that 40 percent of dads felt that they had nothing to do after the baby was born. However, there are plenty of things new dads can do
Being a working Mom, especially in the early years, is tough. There are stresses over pumping, trying to be there for all of the milestones, learning how to split time (after the work day ends) between several children, and trying to balance the rest of life amidst it all. Things can get a little crazy.
Mental Health Support is Critical For New Moms When you give birth to a baby, you probably don’t know what to expect. If you have experience with children or have friends that have kids, you may have some context as to what it’s like to be around babies, but if you’ve never babysat or all
Your Baby’s Development and Important Milestones From the moment you bring your newborn home from the hospital, you will anticipate all of those firsts. You don’t want to miss a single one. Not only is the anticipation of watching your child grow exciting, but it is also critical to identify key stages and know when
Your beautiful baby has finally arrived and all the anticipation is over, now what? Once your baby is placed onto your chest, you may have envisioned that this beautiful, bonding moment will naturally progress to breastfeeding and that both you and your baby will instinctively know what to do. However, for many it doesn’t come
Your baby has finally arrived, and you’re experiencing the joy of new life – plus the rush of adrenaline that comes with it. But with that excitement comes an influx of hormones, sleep deprivation, and a (sometimes unwelcome) new spotlight. If, at any point, the overwhelm starts to feel unmanageable, know that you’re not alone.
Congratulations! You have hurdled the first year of parenthood. It’s time to celebrate your child’s first year with a smashing birthday party. The One Props to you for successfully surviving the first year of changing nappies, sleep deprivation, and the many other “firsts” that come with bringing a baby into this world. Especially if you’re
March is National Nutrition Month, and breastmilk provides a wealth of nutritional, immunity, and bonding benefits for mother and child. One common question that parents ask, though, is whether breastfeeding can prevent babies from developing food allergies. Breastmilk contains food proteins, so if you consume allergenic foods while breastfeeding, your baby will get some exposure
Sleep is a hot topic these days, especially for those of us who aren’t getting any! New babies in the first few months of life are particularly notorious for frequent night wakings and 3am “witching hours.” It is biologically normal for infants to wake at night throughout the first year (at least), and still, sleep
Breast pumping is an art, for some it comes easy while for others it is difficult. Lessons and practice bring about the skills for success. Night pumping can present even more challenges. Why pump at night? There are numerous reasons why moms choose to pump at night. Some pump to boost or maintain their milk
Being a mom of 6 can really make life hectic most of the time, but having kids who, for the most part, get along with each other, and are actual friends with one another, makes a world of difference to maintain harmony in the home. I honestly believe that this has been cultivated since before
We caught up with Nicole, a Health and Wellness Specialist, whose journey we’ve been following since she became pregnant with twins after her IVF treatment. She shares how she’s keeping up with breastfeeding and staying motivated to keep fit and healthy. So, here you are now a mom of newborns! What do you love about
Before having children of my own and entering a whole new world I had never heard of Exclusive Pumping – to be abbreviated as EP. As a mental health counselor with a specialty in pregnancy spectrum I have moms in my office each week brought to tears – some breastfeeding related. As soon as a
As an ER doctor, I see the flu and flu-like illnesses almost on a daily basis this time of year. Influenza is a family of viruses that can cause mild to life threatening illness. As we all tend to spend more time indoors in closer proximity to others when it is cold outside, the chance
Most women I meet with are looking to yield enough milk for their baby’s needs as well as enough to pump a few ounces extra daily. It can be comforting knowing you have some back up in the freezer if needed. We want moms to chip away at building a freezer reserve slowly, so it
Children require a clean, wholesome environment in which to grow. For mothers and newborns, whose bodies are in the early stages of development, poor indoor air quality can be especially dangerous. New moms are vulnerable to illness, which puts the babies they breastfeed at a considerable disadvantage. Asthma, allergies, and other respiratory problems are dangerous
After the birth of my beautiful twin boys, it’s been hectic and wonderful! I am grateful that I worked on my health and fitness which enabled me to have a smooth and safe birth. Now that I’m a busy mom of twins, it’s been a challenge to get my milk supply up! I have found that nutrition, and
Breastmilk has often been called the “liquid gold” of infant nutrition. Unlike milk substitute (baby formula), the composition of human milk is not static and it adjusts to naturally meet your baby’s needs. For starters, your body will likely produce just enough colostrum in the first few days to fill your baby’s tummy, which is
If you’re a first-time parent, it’s almost a given that you’ll make some baby registry mistakes or stumble into some common baby stuff shopping pitfalls. In this post, we aim to help you steer clear of four of the common missteps when building your baby registry. Since 2015, Gugu Guru has helped thousands of families
As any pregnant woman would know, pregnancy, and even the journey to pregnancy, can be an interesting, and often, overwhelming time. Whether you needed treatment to conceive (like myself), suffered morning sickness, or had to endure common pains, like heartburn or Sciatica, just the strain of pregnancy on our bodies in general is enough to
You’re joining the breastfeeding army, but you’re a little worried when you hear from other moms about how tricky breastfeeding can be. Well, we won’t sugarcoat it — breastfeeding, especially when you add in some pumping sessions, does come with challenges. But lucky for you, other breastfeeding mamas who have come before you are happy
When we were trying to conceive, I didn’t imagine that I would have any issues. I felt super healthy, fit and I was even creating a pre-pregnancy fitness program at the time. What was around the corner took me by surprise and for the first few months of the journey I had mixed feelings. I
Let’s Talk About Sore Nipples Let’s talk about nipples… but not just any nipples. Let’s talk about sore nipples (cringe). I have something to share with you that may come as a surprise. Breastfeeding should not be painful. Now, some of you may be questioning the validity of this statement; however, I have plenty of
Dealing with Loss – A Personal Experience In recognition of October being pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. Nanobébé Introduction MaKenzie Schienebeck reached out to us to share her story of loss with others in the hopes of helping with both personal healing and to help others going through a similar life situation. Because miscarriage and infant
Breastfeeding a full-term healthy baby is physically and mentally exhausting for most of us, so how do mothers of multiples succeed? Information, support, and a plan are essential when breastfeeding twins or triplets. Multiples are often born prematurely or small for gestational age so receiving human milk is especially important for them because it reduces
Your Newborn’s First Weeks: Tips to Put You at Ease Are my boobs working? One of the biggest things I hear from the mothers I meet with, is concerns about milk supply and feeding behaviors. Moms always wonder if baby is getting enough and we are so quick to blame ourselves for any little thing
Cuando te enteras que llevas en tu vientre una nueva vida, y que vienen nuevos cambios trae consigo una gran felicidad y a la vez comienza las preocupaciones de darle lo mejor a nuestros bebés, En mi caso el nacimiento de mi bebé trajo consigo la preocupación de su lactancia materna, Porque por mas que
A Partner’s Support – The Secret Key to Breastfeeding Success There are many people that a new mother receives support from, but the support she cherishes most is often received from her partner. Even though breastfeeding is job that has been designated by nature to be done by mom, there are many ways that a
A tongue tie refers to when the frenulum, the attachment from the tongue to the floor of the mouth, is thickened, shortened or tight. As a pediatrician and a lactation consultant, I see many babies with tongue ties and parents that are concerned about them. In fact, it is estimated that between 4 and 10
For the typical woman, the first moments of finding out that a small human has begun growing inside of them, are riddled with questions. Questions about whether the child will resemble them, or when the baby will arrive. Questions about how large or how small the baby will be, or possibly where or how the
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