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Bottle Feeding With Lots of Cuddling

Infant formula is nutritious and your bottle-fed baby can grow and be healthy. All products with the words 'infant formula' on the label provide adequate nutrition for your baby.  Infant formulas are made to be as close to breast milk as possible. The most important difference between infant formula and...

Baby Blues

Memo to new mothers: Your hormones are changing, you are anxious about your new responsibilities, you are still sore and your breasts are a little tender. You're tired and you sometimes can't find time to eat. Ask for help from family and friends. Maybe they can make casseroles for dinner,...

Bowels & Bladders

Urine & Stools Your baby will urinate six to eight times each day. It is hard to tell exactly the amount of urine with the disposable diapers and it may even be hard to distinguish urine when it is mixed with a watery yellow stool. A baby boy will shoot an occasional fountain...

Helpful Hints for Successful Breastfeeding

Every Mother & Child Is Unique Not all babies have the same food demands - and not all women's breasts produce the same amount of milk or have the same milk ejection reflex. The quality and quantity of the milk a woman's breasts produce depends on the feeding pattern...

Breastfeeding – Before You Start

When a group of mothers was asked why they were breast-feeding, they said, "My husband's family has allergies, I wanted to protect my baby as much as possible" and "I knew it was the best possible food, it gives my baby everything she needs to grow strong and healthy"...

Bathing Baby

It doesn't matter what time of day your baby has a bath. Experiment to find the time that works best for both of you. You may find that your baby is calmer and sleepier after a bath; or you may find that your baby is ready to play after...

Breastfeeding – Breast Care or Diet

Engorgement Engorgement usually happens around the third day. It is normal to feel a sense of fullness in your breasts as the milk increases in volume. There is also extra blood and other body fluids moving into the area which adds to the feeling of fullness. The best thing you can...

Breastfeeding – Weaning

Weaning When should you stop breast-feeding? That's up to you and your baby. If you are both enjoying the experience, carry on! If you are going back to work and you are both enjoying breast-feeding, think about continuing to feed your baby in the morning and evening. Whatever the reason is that...

Breastfeeding – Basics

When Baby Is Born Studies now show that if a baby placed on its mother's tummy after birth, it will move over to mother's breast and latch on within about 45 minutes. These babies are alert because the mothers did not have much medication during labour. These studies show that...

Baby On The Move

  When your baby is born, their brain is still developing, and it will continue to quickly develop throughout the first six years.  Your baby needs exposure to different experiences so that these brain pathways can be built. The brain will eventually eliminate pathways it doesn't use....

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