sleep

Breastfeeding Mom's Survival Guide for the First Two Weeks

Breastfeeding Mom's Survival Guide for the First Two Weeks

You need to remember that you and your baby are "LEARNING" the art of breastfeeding.  You don't learn how to ride a bike overnight.  And most first time moms compare their breastfeeding experience to all those images of moms sitting peacefully nursing their baby.  

Believe me... their baby cried and pulled away from their breast too!  It wasn't all roses in the beginning.

 

19 Ways to Create an Anti-Cancer Body

19 Ways to Create an Anti-Cancer Body

One of the cancer lectures I went to was on how to use selected nutriceuticals, phytochemicals and functional foods to influence tumor suppression and tumor promoter genes.  Wow.  It was super interesting and I was happy to see many medical professionals in the room.  I had the pleasure of sitting next to this amazing pediatric oncologist who told me she has seen a rise in children’s cancer over the last couple of decades.  In fact, she was currently treating a newborn that had brain cancer.  WHAT?!?!?!  I knew right there and then that I had to write this blog post and share it with more then just my friends! 

Attention New Moms! Did You Know That A Postpartum Doula Can Help You Get More Sleep?

Attention New Moms! Did You Know That A Postpartum Doula Can Help You Get More Sleep?

There are two experts that can help, a sleep trainer and a postpartum doula.  But keep in mind that they are both great but they are more beneficial at different times.  

Why Sleep Solutions For Your Baby Are Not One-Size-Fits-All

Why Sleep Solutions For Your Baby Are Not One-Size-Fits-All

Read all the books on baby sleep?  Endlessly surf the internet searching for the answer to your child’s sleep issue only to be left with more questions than answers?  Take a deep breathe…you are not alone.  Sleep solutions are not one-size-fits-all.

Baby Behavior 101 - Understanding Your Baby's Sleep and Cues

Baby Behavior 101 - Understanding Your Baby's Sleep and Cues

I attended a seminar on Baby Behavior 101 with Jane Heinig, PhD, IBCLC and I loved, loved, loved it.  I learned so so much!  Did you know that your baby has his/her own way of communicating with you?  It's true. Your baby is driven to learn and socialize and he/she will use cues to signal readiness.  I know that being a new parent can be difficult and exhausting but if you learn your baby's cues... I promise life will seem a little easier.

What's the Most Important Relationship-Issue for New Parents? No, Not Sex

What's the Most Important Relationship-Issue for New Parents? No, Not Sex

What's the Most Important Relationship-Issue for New Parents? No, Not Sex!  

If there’s one postpartum relationship topic that’s addressed in the media with some regularity, it’s sex: Are you getting any? Do you both want it?  There’s no doubt about it: Sex is important to relationship satisfaction.

But the more I talk to new parents, and the more I learn about the impact of newborns on relationships, the more convinced I become that, in focusing on sex, we’ve downplayed a far more important postpartum priority:...