Top Ten Truly Needed New Mom Gifts

So, I get invited to a lot of baby showers, and almost every one has a Target Baby Registry attached. This is full of items like Blankets, Clothes, Bouncers, etc. This list, that was put together by the first time mom, is missing some of the best gifts you can give to a new mom. Here is a list of what I think are 10 of the best alternative gifts to give mom, and believe me, she will thank you over and over again. 1- A Breastfeeding Class, or a Private Lactation Consultation: Yes, I am putting this as #1....

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Flavors in Mothers Milk May Determine the Foods Children Like

Mothers wanting their children to eat their greens should consume plenty of vegetables themselves while breast feeding, new research has suggested. By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent Scientists have discovered that babies’ taste buds are primed between the two and five months after birth by the flavours they are exposed to and this can influence their preferences in later life. Researchers found that children fed a bitter and sour tasting milk formula during these early months of their life continued to like its taste as they grew older and even into adolescence. Those who were given the milk formula for the...

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10 Things No One Tells You About Birth

1) The contraction pain doesn’t end when the baby is born. Your uterus will contract for days, weeks and even months after birth. The pain is especially bad during breastfeeding in the first week or two, some women describe it as feeling like their uterus is going to fall out! 2) Your vagina will look different…not just from a tear or episiotomy scar (if this happens) but different in color…it will be a darker shade of the original color in most cases. 3) Your baby will breastfeed WAY more than you can imagine…so don’t be surprised when you spend half...

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5 Doula Myths Debunked

As doulas become more common on birth teams around the world, I get fewer blank stares when I tell people what I do. Most people have at least a nominal sense of what a doula does, even if the lines are a bit fuzzy for them. Over the years, however, I’ve noticed some common misconceptions about doulas and their role in birth. Because I hear these myths again and again, allow me to debunk a few for you. Myth #1: A doula would interfere with the bond between my husband/partner and I in labor. Your partner in life makes an...

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Guest Post: Simple Ways to Get Back in Shape after Giving Birth

Simple Ways to Get Back in Shape after Giving Birth -by Katie Moore Mothers who have just given birth enter a new and somewhat hectic time in their lives. Many mothers want to get back in shape as soon as possible after giving birth, which may be difficult since new mothers often have very little time to themselves. Here are a few simple ways to get back in shape after giving birth while caring for baby at the same time. Before starting any rigorous diet and exercise program, a mother should consult with her doctor, especially if it’s before her...

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