Breastfeeding: The First Weeks

You have made the decision to breastfeed your baby – great news! While this may not be what you want to hear, it is important to understand that breastfeeding is not always easy right out of the gate. During the first few weeks of breastfeeding, there are a number of not-so-positive things that you might experience. It is important, however, that you do not let these things hinder your ability or desire to breastfeed your new baby. The first few weeks are by far the hardest, so if you can make it through them, your breastfeeding journey will hopefully get nothing but better! Read on to get an in-depth look at the first few weeks of breastfeeding!

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Breastfeeding During Pregnancy: Your Questions Answered

Your first born is heading steadfast down the path to toddlerhood, and you find your heart aching at the sight of every random infant you see at the grocery store. You’re seriously thinking about and discussing “baby #2” with your partner, but there’s one little problem: your toddler is still breastfeeding with no end in sight. So many questions are running through your head.

“Can I even get pregnant while breastfeeding?”  

 “Will breastfeeding take important nutrients out of my body that are necessary to aid in a healthy pregnancy?”

   “Will pregnancy make my milk supply dwindle?”     

“Will I be too tired to breastfeed during pregnancy?”   

“Will I have trouble gaining enough weight if I breastfeed during pregnancy?”  

“Will breastfeeding during pregnancy induce labor or cause early miscarriage?”

“Will I be able to tandem breastfeed if it comes down to it?”

 

“Can I even get pregnant while breastfeeding?”

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Great Places To Find School Uniforms

Most private schools (and even many public schools nowadays) require children to wear school uniforms. In many cases, parents are required to purchase uniform items on their own terms that abide by the school’s dress code. However, in a sea of stylish children’s clothing, it isn’t always easy to find those simple, classic pieces. Here are a few places we recommend checking out for those staple items to add to your child’s school uniform wardrobe.

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Breastfeeding Must Haves & Nursing Bundle Giveaway!

The Daily Mom team is exclusively pro-breastfeeding, and we have put our heads together to come up with some of our favorite products that help support a healthy breastfeeding lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for tools to help initiate that bond, or are a seasoned mommy who may be looking for things to make it easier, this post has something for everyone- with a chance for one person to win it all at the end!

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Healthy and Simple After School Snacks

If you’re like most moms, as soon as your child comes through the door after school, you are waiting with baited breath to hear the phrase, “Mom! I’m hungry!”

You don’t want to give them a huge snack, since dinner will be on the table within the next few hours, and you’d like some easy snack ideas that are, most importantly, healthy! 

Here are our 4 favorite healthy and simple after school snack ideas. (3 of which don’t even require actual cooking!)

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Baby Monitor Guide: VTech Safe & Sound Video Monitor

Before you become a parent you think, “I’ll just catch up on sleep whenever the baby is sleeping.” However, once they arrive you quickly realize that it isn’t so easy to relax when you’re given the chance because you are constantly worrying about baby. Are they too hot or too cold? What if I don’t hear them when they wake up? These are all normal first time parent concerns. Luckily, there are some amazing baby monitors out there, like the VTech Safe & Sound Full Color Video Monitor, that allow us to rest easy knowing that our baby truly is safe and sound.

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5 Signs Your Child is Ready to Give Up Naps

When do toddlers stop taking naps. Five Signs your child is ready.

 

Sleep. It’s one of the things parents think about, talk about and sometimes stress about most. As children get older, they will start to need less and less sleep. Babies drop naps as they get older, bedtimes get pushed back and eventually, sometime during toddlerhood, your child will stop napping completely.  But, how do you know when they are ready to stop napping? You may find yourself asking, when do toddlers stop taking naps?

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5 Time Saving Tips for Your Morning Routine

Back to school! Whether that phrase inspires cheers or tears in your home, it’s about that time; it’s nearly here. With a new school year comes a fresh start. Be more than just ready; be on time! Follow our tips and learn how to turn your home into a well oiled morning machine. You’ll thank us as you pull up to school a few minutes early, sipping coffee from your to-go cup, waving goodbye and blowing a few kisses to the kiddos through a smile after an enjoyable morning of getting ready to go.

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Our Breastfeeding Journeys

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August is National Breastfeeding Awareness month. If you’ve been reading Daily Mom for any length of time you know that we encourage new moms to at least try to breastfeed their new baby and to stick to it for a few weeks to see if breastfeeding will work for them. We feel that breastfeeding offers mother and child a time of physical and emotional bonding that can last into their toddlerhood.

Today we would like to let our valued readers take a peek into our personal breastfeeding journeys and find inspiration or encouragement from the paths that we have walked as moms ourselves.

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Starting An Oral Hygiene Routine With Your Baby

Your baby’s first tooth has finally popped through. Now what do you do? Start a good oral hygiene routine! That’s right, once that first tooth makes its shining debut, it’s time to invest in some quality products and get cleaning. Don’t wait until your baby is eating solids. If he has a tooth, he can get cavities! Oral hygiene is an important, but often overlooked, part of maintaining a baby’s health and well-being. The following is a list of some helpful hints in beginning a good oral hygiene routine with your little one, and some of the best, innovative products on the market.

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