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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.

I am proud to share this with you:

 

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

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

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

 

Look:

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

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

How to Help your Baby to Sleep Through the Night When They Have a Cold

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.

 

sleeping baby with the flu

 

 

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! Read more

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