Category Archives: Caring for Your Newborn

Next Step Baby Groups – Pajama Time Included!

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Tweet The evening Next Step Baby Group has a very special place in my heart. It started as a trial one year ago at Isis Prudential. The moms who sign up for this class are amongst the most committed mamas. They work all day, and because they so crave to have some special baby time, social time, support,…

Sleep Safety: What You Should Know About Crib Bumpers

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Tweet Why you will want to leave crib bumpers OFF your baby registry.  Yes, even those “breathable” ones. Crib bumpers are adorable. They make those showroom cribs seem like the most perfect, cushy, safe place to lay your precious child down for a long, bump-free slumber. But the truth is, crib bumpers are not only…

Exclusively Pumping: One Mom’s Story, Part Two

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Tweet It’s hard to believe I made it to a year of breastfeeding, but here we are! My son had his first birthday a week ago, so my baby’s not a baby anymore. He’s walking, (kind of) talking, getting into everything, and is (generally) a happy guy. If you read my first entry, you’ll see…

Tips for When Baby Won’t Take a Bottle

Tweet Read our related posts, “Introducing the Bottle to a Breastfed Baby: Feed the Baby but Protect the Breastfeeding!”, “Selecting a Bottle Nipple“ and an Isis Mom’s story of getting her baby to take a bottle. One of the biggest stressors for a new mom preparing to return to employment is the baby who WILL NOT…

Selecting a bottle nipple

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Tweet Read our related posts, “Introducing the Bottle to a Breastfed Baby: Feed the Baby but Protect the Breastfeeding!”, “Tips for When Baby Won’t Take a Bottle” and an Isis Mom’s story of getting her baby to take a bottle. Materials and shape Despite bold marketing statements from manufacturers, no bottle or bottle nipple will work or feel…

Introducing the Bottle to a Breastfed Baby: Feed the Baby but Protect the Breastfeeding!

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Tweet Read our related posts, “Selecting a Bottle Nipple“, “Tips for When Baby Won’t Take a Bottle” and an Isis Mom’s story of getting her baby to take a bottle. Focus on Breastfeeding First During the first few weeks after birth, just focus on getting breastfeeding up and running – that’s enough. You may need…

Affordable Care Act and Breast Pump Coverage: Make it Work for You

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#newmoms share their experiences over the course of 2 hours on twitter. It’s a bit sobering. #breastfeeding #ACA #healthcarereform

“My Baby Won’t Take the Bottle” – One Mom’s Story

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Tweet Read our related posts, “Introducing the Bottle to a Breastfed Baby: Feed the Baby but Protect the Breastfeeding!”, “Tips for When Baby Won’t Take a Bottle” and “Selecting a Bottle Nipple“. When my son was 3 weeks old, I had to unexpectedly go out of town with him, and given the circumstances, I was not sure…