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Tips on How to Support a Breastfeeding Woman

For some, the decision to breastfeed or not is a completely autonomous one. For others, they may be up against familial, cultural, or logistical barriers which make it difficult to feed her child in the way she feels is right for her and her baby.  For this reason, and so...

Mother's Little Helper: Soothing Shoulder, Neck, and Head Massage

This thorough massage promotes relaxation, releases tension, and helps your body deal with the new physical challenges associated with a small child (and the heavy equipment that comes with it).  Lie face up on your bed so that your head is at the edge. Get a friend to sit on...

Swaddling Dilemna

Most parents say that swaddling helps their babies get to sleep, stay asleep, and get comforted quickly, especially when they are newborns. My problem with this is that the focus is on getting the baby to shut up, settle, be quiet in  his/her crib, on his own. Does this remind...

Your Body After Baby: The First Six Weeks

Your Body After Baby: The First 6 Weeks Lots of things are happening in your body right after you have a baby. During pregnancy, your body changed a lot. It worked really hard to keep your baby safe and healthy. Now that your baby is here, your body is changing...

What is Your Infant's Nursing Style?

By Just Ask Baby, DivineCaroline Breastfeeding is never as simple and straightforward as it might seem. Indeed, Edith Jackson, a pediatrician at Yale described (in the 1950s) five different nursing styles. Knowing the style a baby has, helps you know how to respond appropriately:BarracudaThese babies know what they are after;...

Getting Your Head Around Your New Body

Who'd have thought your boobs could actually get bigger? Well, you have a new baby and, surprise, surprise, you have a new body too. If you're more than a little shocked by the woman that you see in the mirror, reassure yourself that this is merely your transitional body as,...

Eating for Two, Again

New mom nutrition for your new mom lifestyle   You're delighted with your new baby but less so with your new body. This is not, however, the time to go on a diet. In any case, you don't really need to. Know that having lost ten pounds or so...

Normal marrital strain, or something more?

Before our daughter was born we were a couple. A traveling, two income, fun loving couple. Then suddenly we became parents. Becoming parents changed everything. I was no longer a professional working woman, but instead, an unshowered mother. The opportunity for my husband to relax after a full day at...

Parent Coaching for New Moms

Becoming a new mother is an intense experience that affects all areas of your life including work, relationships, identity, and emotional health.  Motherhood adds stress to life, no matter how good you feel.  The challenges of caring for a newborn, other children, home, and whatever else can cause problems for...

Interval Training for Postnatal Moms

Interval training is perfect for new moms with little time to get in to shape!! Interval training is alternating short, fast bursts of intensive exercise with slow, less intensity at a steady state. Interval training works mom's aerobic and anaerobic systems. During the high intensity effort, the anaerobic system uses...