There is a lot to discover when it comes to nursing your baby. Learn the benefits of breastfeeding, health and nutrition for breastfeeding moms, how to breastfeed, and more. Make sure that you also read our section about common problems of breastfeeding, pumping and storing breast milk, and common questions about breastfeeding.
It's the middle of the night and you’re exhausted, but your little nugget has woken up hungry. The problem is, as soon as they are comfortably latched (to nipple or bottle), they drift off to sleep. You know that if you let them sleep, they'll only wake up again wanting food. But how do you keep that sleepy baby awake long enough to fill their little tum?
One of the most frustrating situations that parents may face is figuring out how to get an overtired baby to sleep. Exhausted or overtired babies fuss and cry, preventing them from relaxing their bodies. When an overtired baby finally goes to sleep, she is likely to wake up sooner than normal, finding it even harder to sleep again. This may make you feel confused as to what exactly you should do to help your little one relax and fall back to sleep.
“Why is my baby rolling over in sleep and waking up crying?” This is one of the common questions of most parents as their infants figure out how to roll over.
This usually happens at around 4 to 6 months of age. Although watching your baby develop new skills is very exciting, many of us feel frustrated when our babies roll during sleep and cry. This may happen throughout the night and may go on for weeks. Does it mean that she’s not getting enough sleep? How do we cope with the rolling phase?
A cry pulls you from the sweet arms of slumber. You roll over and look at the clock. It's 3 am and your little one is up again. For the fifth time in just as many hours.
There's no doubt that parenting has its challenges, and sleepless nights just so happens to be one of them. But, what do you do when your 4 month old waking every hour? How can you possibly make it through the following day, much less the following week when baby makes a repeat performance?
Are you concerned if you are not producing enough milk for your baby? If yes, then you are not alone as nearly all breastfeeding moms have the same fear. The confusion arises because of their child’s uncomfortable behavior, making mothers feel uncertain about their supply.
Before jumping on how to increase milk supply, it is important to check if your supply is deficient. If your baby is well and gaining weight from breast milk alone, there is no problem with your milk supply. Breastfeeding is a supply-and-demand process. The more you feed, the more milk your body will produce.
My baby won’t stop crying, why?! So many mothers have said this phrase, along with many others about their new baby. There is so much you need to learn when you bring a new little miracle into the world. One concern is when you have a baby crying after eating.
Why does your breast milk smell soapy or metallic? What is lipase? This is an enzyme in milk which makes it break down the fat sooner which can cause the milk to have the soapy or metallic smell.
For any mother out there who has ever pumped breast milk, you truly understand the struggle that us mothers have gone through in order to get those few ounces of breast milk that are equivalent to gold.