If you choose to breastfeed your baby, there are many natural ways to keep up a good supply. Your body produces milk based on the supply and demand concept. If baby is cluster feeding (eating more frequently) your body will know to produce more. Below is a list of natural ways to keep up a good supply or even increase production.
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Whether you are a first-time mom or you are on baby number three, it can be an overwhelming time. Especially when deciding on what to feed your little human or humans when they are ready to chomp something other than that liquid milky gold. Let’s be honest, it’s completely new territory, even if you’ve done this before. All babies are different and changes are happening daily in every type of community. Pluto was a planet and now it’s not, eggs were good, then bad and now good again. Babies should now sleep on their backs not their tummy.. The point is, it’s hard to keep up with it all! With all this back and forth and contradictory information, we don’t even know how to eat right ourselves so how the heck are we supposed to feed and teach our perfect little squishy fresh baby?!
If you are getting closer and closer to your due date, you might be feeling worried and anxious – especially if this is your first baby. These feelings are completely normal. You can take birthing classes, read articles and watch videos but there is still the overwhelming feelings of the unknown that sets in and every pregnancy and birth is different. Try your best to use whichever relaxation methods work for you and imagine seeing your child’s face for the first time on delivery day.
Remember that one time when you had all that free time, you know – the glory days where you could sleep in, drink (HOT) coffee, shower, go to yoga on Saturdays mornings and work on that 6-pack. Having a new baby changes EVERYTHING and sometimes we just get so busy taking care of everyone else we forget to take care of ourselves. But think about it – if you aren’t taking care of your self can you really take care of anyone else?
From multiple baby showers to the never-ending questions, women get A LOT of attention when they are pregnant with their first child and for good reason! There are a lot of physical and emotional changes that happen during this time. But often, the woman is in the spotlight during this time while new daddy is left behind in the shadows! It all depends on the individual’s personality on whether or not they even want this extra attention so keep that in mind but we put together a helpful list of ways to show new Daddy that he is important too!
While you may be in a day dreamy state of sleep deprived bliss while on maternity leave, the reality is you likely have to back to work soon. That means you have to figure out who is best qualified to care for your little one! That is a scary thought for many. You just spent nine months carrying your little bundle safely in your womb and now you have to think about someone else caring for them? That’s a lot to take in. Going back to work may seem like the end of the world in your current state but once you find the right child care provider for your family, your anxiety level will go down tremendously. Here are some important things you need to consider when making your decision.