It seems like just yesterday my baby was trying to figure out how to crawl and now he has tiny teeth popping through his gums! Not to sound too cliche, but where does the time go?! Oh, and by the way, you don’t truly understand bravery until you’ve tried nursing a teething baby – that is some scary stuff! You never know when your little one is going to chomp down and it does happen! Poor little babe doesn’t know any better.
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You can barely keep your eyes open and you’re exhausted from the long day at work. You get snuggled up in bed for some much needed rest when baby starts to cry from the crib. We’ve all been there. You’re so tired that you bring baby in bed with you and just like that – you’re co-sleeping. That thing you said you would never do.
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.
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?