The Holidays are a joyful time of year for most people, filled with the lights and sounds of holiday magic. Being a new mom at this time of year can be challenging, especially at holiday parties and family gatherings. Family members may put unintentional pressure on new mothers with unrealistic expectations or by critiquing parenting and breastfeeding skills. This can make new mothers feel isolated or even attacked on a personal level at a time when they are adjusting to the
Most people would be surprised to find nursing in public is usually the number two worry for breastfeeding mothers behind not producing enough milk for their baby. It also one of the top three reasons women wean. The other two are perceived insufficient milk supply and pain during breastfeeding. That is a lot of anxiety to place on such a simple, easy process. Thanks to social media and the news, a lot of mothers believe as soon as they step outside their homes they are op
Since there have been babies women have breastfed, recently breastfeeding has surged in popularity in the US. It has become a booming retail business. Because of advertising, some women who are having their first baby may believe gadgets and breastfeeding aids are needed to do what is meant to be a natural process. While some modern breast feeding products are wonderful. Most are consumer oriented 'junk' you don’t need.
Products are packaged to be “helpful” aids, when the
Photo by Danaus Chang So you are going to be one of the brave, the few and the fearless, a parent with a small infant on vacation. Before you begin your dauntless challenge that has brought many parents to their knees literally, here are a few rules of engagement to make your summer vacation fun and less of a hassle. First let’s gets some ground rules started, like any good seasoned traveler before baby or after baby. Plan, prepare and plan again for the unexpected. Make a l
Many mothers find that going out in public with a new nursling is a bit daunting! A very wise mother told me her favorite tip --" try nursing in front of a full-length mirror". This way I could see what others would see - and I could correct it if anything was showing that I did not want 'sticking out'. I also asked my husband to watch me nurse to see if I looked all right. Once I got Dad's 'thumbs up', I felt I was ready to conquer nursing in public. Hope this tip helps yo