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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What’s Really In Your Toothpaste?

With dozens of different types of toothpaste on the market today, displaying slogans across their brightly colored boxes like “Triple Whitening Action” and “Extreme Clean,” it can be a daunting task to decide which brand is right for you and your family. But don’t be fooled by flashy catch phrases and over-hyped promises that come “Dentist Recommended.” Behind the pricey marketing ploys hides a list of toxic ingredients, that are quite honestly, completely unnecessary in order to achieve a bright and healthy smile. All you need to do is flip that box over, and you will find out just what’s really in your toothpaste.

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Back To School Green Guide

It’s that time to stock up on school supplies once again! Just because your child’s teacher gives you a recommended supply list doesn’t mean you can’t “go green” in what you purchase. Take the time to explore your options for planet-friendly school supplies that provide a non-toxic experience for your child. Here are our picks for some of the best green school supplies out there.

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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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Hotel Germ Safety: Staying Healthy From Check-In To Check-Out

Traveling with your family can be an exciting experience. Introducing your children to new people and places is not only fun, but educational and developmentally stimulating. While most people find vacations away from home relaxing, many parents might find it stressful to bring their children into a new environment, such as a hotel, that they had no control over cleaning and sanitizing. The following are some of the most important warning signs to look for when staying at a hotel, and tips on how to keep your family healthy from check-in to check-out!

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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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