5 Ways to Relieve Breast Engorgement

If you’re currently reading this over a pair of ginormous boobs, you may be wondering how you can relieve breast engorgement. They might look pretty spectacular, but engorged breasts can be tender, sore and downright painful. When your milk comes in, your breasts can change overnight. All of a sudden, they’re huge and uncomfortable. If […]

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Meconium: Baby’s First Poop

It may be an unfamiliar term, but meconium is the name given to your baby’s first poop. So why the fancy name for poop? After all, there is plenty more where that came from. Meconium tends to be a little different from subsequent bowel movements. It is green, sticky and has a tar-like consistency. You may […]

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5 Things you Need to Know About Colostrum

Colostrum is the first milk you make for your baby and it is incredibly beneficial for your baby. You may not have heard much about this ‘liquid gold’ during your pregnancy, but it’s pretty amazing stuff. Your baby will benefit from receiving colostrum, so if you’re struggling with breastfeeding or feel like giving up, learning […]

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Vaginal Bleeding After Delivery; What’s Going on Down There?

Whether you enjoyed your pregnancy or were less than thrilled with your pregnancy symptoms, you have your little bundle of joy to show for it. You also get to say goodbye to the physical changes and challenges of pregnancy. But before you can return to your pre-pregnancy self, there are some post-partum symptoms you will […]

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Healthy Newborn

Jaundice in a Healthy Newborn: Should I Worry?

You have just delivered your beautiful baby, and he is perfect in every way. So it may come as a surprise if your healthcare provider tells you your baby has jaundice. But jaundice does not mean anything is seriously wrong. In fact, newborn jaundice is so common, it occurs in about 60 percent of babies. […]

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Simple Tips for Umbilical Cord Care

It supplied oxygen, nutrients and was the lifeline between you and your baby throughout your pregnancy. But once your little bundle makes her debut, she no longer needs the umbilical cord. After you deliver, the cord is clamped and snipped close to your baby’s body. What’s left is a small umbilical cord stump, which is […]

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9 Amazing Newborn Reflexes

Newborn babies are pretty amazing, yours in particular, right? It can be pretty hard to believe that the baby in front of you was snuggled up happily in your belly just a few short weeks ago. You’ve probably already lost hours just staring in wonder at your baby’s perfect little fingernails, eyelashes and lips. Your […]

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Life with a Newborn

If anything is certain, it’s that life will never be the same once your baby arrives. All of a sudden, you’ll have this whole other person who depends on you, and who loves you unconditionally. Being a parent changes so much, and makes you feel emotions you didn’t know existed before. But, that’s not to […]

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