Category Archives: Breast-feeding

Breastfeeding shawls

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Making sure of the safety of the baby is very important. A mother should and always have to make sure that the baby is safe at all times. Not just safe but also to make the baby feel comfortable at all times. Such is the use of the breastfeeding shawl. You can feel relaxed whenever you have a breastfeeding shawl in use while you are tending to your baby. Breastfeeding shawls come in all different types. There many breastfeeding shawls that you can choose from. It all depends on which one will you choose. But you have to also take note that not all shawls have the same quality.

Breastfeeding shawls are important if you want a discreet feeding for your baby. So choosing shawl must depend on its quality. Don’t choose the shawl just because it’s not that expensive. Remember that we are speaking about your baby here. Make sure that the shawl you are going to choose will give comfort. Not all shawls have the same qualities; all of them have different variations. They often vary on how they are made from. Make sure that the shawl you choose is soft and comfy so that your baby will feel comfortable in it, not just the baby but also you as the mother.
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How to stop breastfeeding

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The most comfortable way both for mother and baby to stop breastfeeng is to do this slowly and gradually, dropping a breast feeding or two each week until eventually you have replaced all feedings with the bottle. When you skip a feeding, your baby will be surprised by the appearance of the bottle, and your body will also be surprised by the sudden lack of demand. Your breasts may be heavy and sore, filled with milk. If the engorgement bothers you, you can pump them and store the breast milk for a bottle feeding. Don’t pump them completely dry, though, or you’ll be signalling your body for a refill. Only express enough milk to relieve the pressure, and you’ll be telling your body that you don’t need as much milk to be produced. Over time, lactation will stop naturally.
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First lessons with your baby

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Many parents think that you don’t need to tech you little baby before school. It is a big, big mistake, huge! The earlier you start teach your baby the better. Of course is it not a go decision to learn mathematics or biology with a newborn but you can do a lot to help your baby to learn great in the future. So start learning with your baby today! I promise you – you will discover a lot of interesting and beautiful things around you.
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Sex during pregnancy

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Sex during pregnancy
Many pregnant women have a question “is it safe to have sex during pregnancy”?
The answer depends on your pregnancy and on your health. If you have “normal” pregnancy without any risks for your baby it is completely safe to have sex. Even more – sex brings you good emotions and this is very good to you and your baby. Continue reading

The best breastfeeding positions

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Breastfeeding is very important both for mom and baby. There are many breastfeeding positions which are comfortable for mother and baby. The main thing you need to remember – your baby should take your nipple correctly and you need to relax and think of your baby.
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Perhaps the most frequently used breastfeeding position is the cradle, or cuddle, hold. To feel more comfortable make sure your arm is well supported in such case you will not become tired before your baby is finished nursing.

Place your baby across your stomach, tummy to tummy. Her face and knees should be close into, and facing, your body.

Her head should be in the bend of your elbow, with her mouth directly in front of your nipple.
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Should I wake up my baby to feed?

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Now I can tell you that I am experienced mom and I can share some secrets with you. But when my son was born I did not know what to do with him, how to feed my baby and how to make him calm and happy. Of course, I read a lot of magazines and articles about pregnancy, about baby care, etc. but if you have not done all those things, you have read, by yourself – it is only theory and your practice starts when your baby is born.

So let us start.

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Chinese pregnancy calendar

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Have you ever heard about Chinese pregnancy calendar? If you are pregnant and you want to know whether you have a boy or a girl – please read below – it will be interesting and helpful for you. Also Chinese pregnancy calendar will be very useful for those who are planning pregnancy now and want to choose baby’s gender before conceiving.

Chinese pregnancy calendar is a special chart that can help you to predict the sex of unborn child. According to the legend, Chinese conception chart (this is how Chinese pregnancy calendar is called also) was buried in a royal tomb about 700 years ago, and was recently discovered.
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10 secrets of successful breastfeeding

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Every pregnant woman is thinking about breastfeeding. Some of moms-to-be decided refuse breastfeeding (which I believe a big mistake), the others want to feed their newborns. As a mom I can share some secrets of breastfeeding that can help you.

  1. The sooner your baby will be put on your breast the better. The best way is if you can give several drops of breast milk just after baby birth. This is very important for you and your baby.
  2. Ask specialist in breast feeding to show you how to feed you baby – it is very important the baby takes your breast correctly. This will help you to avoid cracks in the nipple and problems during the lactation. Continue reading

Breastfeed your baby or not?

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If you do not know the answer to this question, I can help you – the aswer is YES – breastfeeding is the best option for you and your baby.

There are many benefits of breastfeeding as for you as for your baby.

For your baby:

Your milk is a perfect food for your infant. It has the rightamount of protein, fat and sugar that your baby needs. Composition of the milk is changes according to the baby’s needs. Breastfed babies have higher IQ tests. Breastfeeding gives your baby comfort and make the baby calm and relaxed.

For you:
Breastfeeding helps to lose extra weight after pregnancy because it uses extra calories. Continue reading