Triple Feeding

Here is a made-up, but very typical, case-study. Jo and her partner Sky had their baby a couple of weeks early, by cesarean. Because of the cesarean, Jo’s milk took a few days to “come in”. It’s very common, after the extra stress of surgery, for the body to take a little extra time to …

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Napping Worries

Napping is one of the hottest topics in the Baby Groups I facilitate. Parents seem to worry a lot about how much, how long, how often, how easily their baby naps. I think there are three reasons for this worry. 1. We have been told that our babies must get a certain amount of sleep per …

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A Breast Field-Trip

Many changes occur in a woman’s breasts during her pregnancy and after the baby is born. When new mothers come to me with breastfeeding difficulties, and I ask them if their nipples are “cracked”, they sometimes are not sure. “I don’t know what my nipples looked like before the baby started to suck on them. …

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Grunting Babies

Why do babies grunt at night? Well, let’s eliminate the serious reasons first. 1. Baby might not be getting enough air. This is not very common. It can happen to a very new baby or to a baby who has a cold or croup. In this case the grunting would go along with a blue colour …

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Pain

Pain. I am in the midst of a horrible back spasm. My low back and right hip have been in a spasm since last week. I cannot stand or walk without sharp, knife-like pain, and even sitting is very uncomfortable. So I have been spending a lot of time thinking about pain. I talk about …

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