Posts Tagged ‘breastfeeding’
Pregnant? Prepare Now for Breastfeeding!
Our new scientific understanding of the microbiome and epigenetics is helping us to understand how babies who are fed human milk, and those who are fed formula, are inhabited by different microbes. Our comprehension of why babies who aren’t breastfed are more likely to have health issues is deepening. One reason is there is a…Read More
Breastfeeding? Find Support So You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel!
“The best way to learn to do something is to hang around people who are already successful at what you want to do. Ergo, if you want to breastfeed, La Leche League (LLL) meetings are a great place to be!” says Dawn Burke, a La Leche League leader in Georgia, who I spoke with about…Read More
Because you aren’t breastfeeding on a deserted island
I’m so excited to be blogging now at babyMed! Check out my post on La Leche League meetings and mother to mother breastfeeding support. http://www.babymed.com/blogs/julie/breastfeeding-support-so-you-dont-have-reinvent-the-wheelRead More
Pregnant? 5 Steps To Do Now To Make Postpartum Easier
Fill your freezer with meals. You will be so happy about this later. Double meals you cook and freeze half. (Hint: lasagna can be frozen prior to or after baking.) Ask the guests coming to your baby shower to bring along a freezer-ready meal. Get a copy of Frozen Assets and spend a day cooking…Read More
Top Ten Pieces of Baby Advice to Ignore by Julie Brill, CCCE, CLD, CAPPA Faculty
1.Put that baby down before you spoil it. How exactly can you spoil a baby? They’re supposed to be dependent. The great thing about front packs and slings is that your baby can be exactly where she’s supposed to be and you still have your hands free. 2.Get that baby out of your bed. Unless…Read More
Ten Tips for Reducing Stress While Living With Your New Baby by Julie Brill, CCCE, CLD
1. Ask for what you need. This is often difficult for new parents but if friends and family offer to help, ask them for specific favors. Do you need someone to vacuum, pick up your pictures or something at the grocery store, or fold laundry? Can a different person bring you dinner for a week…Read More