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.
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!
I’ve tried different recipes and this is my favorite one. It’s got a hint of sweetness and is packed with flavor.
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.
When you’re really sick with a bad head cold and a sore throat, and you’re bedded down under your thick quilt, what do you really crave?
Chicken soup of course! It is a tradition handed down by our mothers and grandmothers and for good reason:
Chicken soup has healing properties and now it’s scientifically proven!
Chicken soup has anti inflammatory properties which will reduce the mucous production in your nose, helping clear up your nasal congestion.
It’ll also soothe your throat and provide important hydration which your body needs to help flush out the infection.