Category Archives: Caring for Your Newborn

Birth Story of Juniper, by Tree and JP

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Tweet Isis instructor Stacy received this letter from a couple who attended her Mind Body Birth class after they gave birth to their daughter just weeks later. They gave her permission to share their joyful story on our blog. Hi Stacy, My husband and I just wanted to thank you for the Mind Body Birth…

Expectant Mothers Are Better Prepared with Text4Baby

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Tweet As a Board Member of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (HMHB) Coalition of MA I receive weekly updates on pertinent research, webinars and offerings related to prenatal and newborn issues and care. I wanted to pass on a recent finding that was emailed to me by Sarah Ingersoll, text4baby Director, National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies…

A Long Distance Thank You: Support via Isis Sleep Webinars & Social Media

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Tweet When you become a mother for the first time, there are a million and one things that you have doubts about. Will this come naturally? Will my instincts fail me? Will all of this love I have, for this tiny person, be enough to get me through the hard stuff? And, it seems, once…

Working and pumping is hard, but Isis experts make it a bit easier.

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Tweet Being a working Mom is hard work. Being a working mom who breastfeeds is even harder. Every night after work, I empty my pump bag. I wash three sets of pump parts and pumping bottles and three bottles from daycare. Then, I move the milk I pumped that day into the three clean daycare…

5 Holiday Breastfeeding Concerns (and how to avoid them)

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Tweet Everything’s different over the holidays! Your daily routines and feeding patterns may be different, too. Maybe you’re used to expressing at work, and now you’re with your baby for five glorious days in a row! Or, maybe you’re used to holding and nursing your baby all day long, but travel, shopping and “helpful” relatives…

Top Product Picks for the New Nursing Mom

Isis has an edited selection of the best products for new nursing mothers.

Tweet If you’re new to breastfeeding, you may be overwhelmed by the variety and number of nursing products and supplies out there. “Which nursing pillow is best? Do I need a double pump if I plan to breastfeed exclusively? What is lanolin and will I need it?” Shop with confidence: All of our breastfeeding products…

Favorite Finger-Foods for Babies to Self-Feed

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Tweet We asked Isis families what their baby’s favorite finger-feeding foods are, in addition to the commonly mentioned Cheerios, banana slices and “puffs”. Here is a list of items for some fresh ideas to add to your shopping list. Change up baby’s approved snack list! Safety tips: Finger Food Tips for the New Eater and…

Happy Birthday, Babies, On World Prematurity Day

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Tweet No pregnant mother ever intends on having a baby prematurely. Although plenty parents say, “I just want to meet my baby,” they recognize that it takes time – 40 weeks – to get that little person ready for the world. But sometimes life has other plans. 366 days ago my life was turned upside…