Mental Health: Starting the conversation

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, together with Prince Harry, are taking the world by storm with their campaign to start the conversation around mental health and remove the stigma around opening up on personal challenges.

Are you ready to start the conversation?

Emotional pain is worse than physical pain and the high rate of suicide around the world, is testament to that.

End the pain, start the conversation.

Find someone to talk to and open up.

Watch the video below to see how it’s done.

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The #1 Way to Increase Your Milk Supply

Do you want to learn what the #1 way to increase your milk supply is?

 

how to increase your milk supply

 

 

I have nursed 5 babies, and one challenge I have had consistently each time is keeping up my milk supply- especially once I went back to work.

We’ve all been there.

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Best Noise Cancelling Headphones for Babies

Why would you buy noise cancelling headphones for your baby?

No, this is not a joke!

 

Hearing protection headphones for babies

 

Look: the first time I heard about newborns’ sensitive hearing was from my speech therapist friend who was sitting out a friend’s wedding in the lobby holding her infant.

Of course I asked her why she was sitting out there with her baby and not hanging out with everyone inside, when she told me something I never forgot. Read more

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Why You Shouldn’t Nurse Your Baby

I am a big believer in bottlefeeding.

You’re probably thinking:  You’re a nurse and you don’t believe women should breastfeed?

 

 

why you shouldn't breastfeed

 

Let me start out by saying I nursed all of my babies, and when I was a maternity nurse I encouraged new Moms to nurse their infants.

Having said that I truly believe that not everyone should be nursing. 

Sometimes it can be a really difficult experience, from cases I’ve seen first hand. Read more

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Why Should I Give My Baby a Pacifier?

I know Moms who refuse to give their babies a pacifier.

They’ve heard all the horror stories of breaking a big kid’s pacifier habit, and they don’t want their baby having anything to do with it.

 

Here’s the problem:

They’re risking ending up with a thumb sucker, which is a habit that’s 10 ten times harder to break.

You can’t exactly take away their thumb!

 

why should I give my baby a pacifier

 

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Newborns are born with the sucking reflex which is one of several reflexes a baby is born with.  The sucking reflex is esssential for life as it is a baby’s way of accessing the nutrition it needs to survive. Read more

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Delicious n’ Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Presenting my favorite Butternut Squash soup recipe 🙂

It is a delicious hearty soup, and paired with a crusty roll it is a meal unto itself!

 

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

 

I’ve tried different recipes and this is my favorite one.  It’s got a hint of sweetness and is packed with flavor.

I just made it for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit with the adults AND the babies! Read more

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When Not to Listen to Your Pediatrician

Do you trust your pediatrician implicitly?

Trusting your pediatrician is important, but trusting yourself is even more important.

You know your kid better than anyone else.

 

when not to trust your pediatrician

 

Here’s a case in point:

When my son was 2 he suffered from really bad eczema.

A pediatrician at the practice I use examined him and prescribed hydrocortisone 2% cream as needed. Read more

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