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“Is a Homebirth Right for You?” is the title of a new soon to be released nonfiction book!
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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.
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.
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.
I am a big believer in bottlefeeding.
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.
Sometimes it can be a really difficult experience, from cases I’ve seen first hand.
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.
Well after another sleepless night, I caved in and bought it, and here I am writing this post about this AMAZING product!
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.
What Does Vitamin D Do?
It promotes bone growth by increasing Calcium absorption.
It boosts the immune system which will protect your kids from getting sick.
I put together a fun list of ways to enjoy the snow:
1) Enjoy a steaming mug of hot cocoa while you gaze out your window at the beautiful white landscape
2) Hold a family snowball fight
Having a child in the hospital can be very challenging.
The following are 8 tips for parents caring for a child in the hospital, from a former pediatric staff nurse:
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1) It’s in your child’s best interest if a parent or family/friend stays with them at all times.
The nurse may have at least 6 other patients besides your child, and will not be able to play with them and keep them company when they are upset or bored.
2) Taking shifts is really important.
Only one parent should be there at a time so that you will each get a break.
Staying over in the hospital can be exhausting, so see if family and friends are able to pick up a shift.