Do you want to learn what the #1 way to increase your milk supply is?
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.
Why would you buy noise cancelling headphones for your baby?
No, this is not a joke!
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.
You’re probably thinking: You’re a nurse and you don’t believe women should 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.
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.
They’re risking ending up with a thumb sucker, which is a habit that’s 10 ten times harder to break.
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.
Trusting your pediatrician is important, but trusting yourself is even more important.
You know your kid better than anyone else.
When my son was 2 he suffered from really bad eczema.
You know when your baby is all congested and can’t breathe and is waking up every hour of the night?!?
SO that happened to me recently and I went to go buy some saline spray to help clear her nose and help her breathe and sleep better.
Anyway I saw this product in the drug store that I had remembered hearing about that worked like a charm.
I actually held off buying it right away because of the price.
I bought a normal saline baby spray and used the bulb syringe I had from her birth and tried that out that evening.
If there’s only one supplement you give your kids, make it vitamin D.
Vitamin D, also known as the “Sunshine Vitamin”, is crucial to the functioning of your body.
It promotes bone growth by increasing Calcium absorption.