Asthma affects nearly ten percent of children and teens in the United States, is the third leading cause of hospital stays and is a major cause for missed school days. Breastfeeding may be able to combat this chronic childhood disease, however.
Deciding to utilize day care for your child is not an easy decision and preparing for the first day at the new caregiver can bring anxiety. As a mom who has used many forms of child care over the years, here are some tips for managing that first day starting at a new day care center with your baby.
New moms sometimes expect nursing to happen very easily for them. We sometimes think it's such a natural thing, that it must "just happen" and there won't be any troubles or delays in developing a good latch and a nursing relationship. Unfortunately, anything with tremendous worth usually comes with tremendous work - and nursing a newborn is no different.
Having a new baby at home is exciting and wonderful….deciding who will care for your new baby when you return to work is exciting but maybe not so wonderful. Imagining another pair of arms caring for your little loved one can be very difficult but here are some guidelines to help you find the right fit for your family.
Many times, family pets are our first loves. This week we are celebrating my dog, who was our first “baby”…the first living thing my husband and I had to care for before our children arrived. He’s been with us for 11 years this week and I love remembering the first few moments of him meeting my other babies. Each time he was sweet, kind, and very affectionate – kissing both the baby’s face and then my face each time we brought home another little boy.
It's World Breastfeeding Week, a time each August when we work together to raise awareness for the needs of breastfeeding moms, breastfeeding families, and breastfed children. We celebrate the time by sharing success stories, by encouraging and educating others, and by providing support to those who may be struggling with nursing.
Hi Moms! This week one of my son's fulfilled his dream of having a lemonade stand in our neighborhood. (Seriously, he's been dreaming and planning for two years!) Here are some cute quips from his experience - they're definitely worth sharing!