Happy Parenting – Happy Baby

Nancy Mohrbacher on August 06, 2014

Happy Breastfeeding Week & Good News!

breastfeeding a gift

I’ve been helping breastfeeding mothers in the United States since 1982, and it’s wonderful to see the progress we’ve made. Around World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases the latest U.S. breastfeeding statistics. Of course, the statistics are always a little behind the times, and those just…Continue reading

Jessica Martin-Weber on August 01, 2014

Tips for Breastfeeding in the Baby Carrier

Three reasons to breastfeed..

Babywearing and breastfeeding often go hand in hand; breastfeeding encouraged and even made easier by babywearing and babywearing encouraged and even made easier by breastfeeding. There can be a learning curve to figuring that out though but worth taking the time to see if it is something that would work for you. Once I got…Continue reading

Christina Soletti on August 01, 2014

Word of Mom: Breastfeeding Tips

Word of Mom Breastfeeding Tips

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, National Breastfeeding Month and Black Breastfeeding Week,  we reached out to our community to get breastfeeding tips. There are many amazing resources and support communities out there (both online and in person), and we invite you to get the support you need. In addition, we wanted to share some tips…Continue reading

Abby Burd on June 30, 2014

What My Daughter Taught Me About Parenting This Father’s Day

Abby

My oldest is nearly 3-years-old. This year she was able to plan for Father’s Day. We talked about things we could do to play with him and make him happy. She wanted to buy him a small toy that “he would like.” I agreed that something like a ball would be a sweet gift from…Continue reading

Abigail Morgan on April 30, 2014

Holistic Self-Care for the New Mother

ergobaby wrap

As a busy acupuncturist mama in Los Angeles, I help many women get pregnant, stay pregnant, and thrive through the first year after giving birth. In the United States, the speed with which a mother recovers from birth and “gets her body back” is measured in weeks, not months.  Magazines flaunt celebrities who lost the…Continue reading

Christina Soletti on April 18, 2014

Is it too much, baby? Signs of over-stimulation

listen to your baby

Newborn little babies are brand new to the world.  Those first few months out of the womb (sometimes called the fourth trimester) are best spent snuggling, warm, close, and connected together. Taking care of baby and getting used to your new life together. In those first few months of life, you are her world. However, mama starts…Continue reading

Christina Soletti on April 16, 2014

Making Time for Wellness

making time for wellness

As mothers, we know the amazing capabilities of our bodies. We carry our babies for nine months while they grow, then we labor for hours just to see them take their first breath of air. It’s magic. We give all of ourselves for their best interests, and why wouldn’t we? After all it’s hard work…Continue reading

Rebecca Michi on March 19, 2014

Swaddling Our Newborns

Ergobaby Swaddler

Lots of parents often ask about swaddling and many are not sure of either the best way to do it, or even why they should be doing it in the first place. Some parents have tried it previously and have many reasons why they didn’t stick to it- the baby hated to be swaddled; the…Continue reading

Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP on March 12, 2014

Your Nighttime Ritual

A meme

A regular nighttime ritual is much more than a nice way to spend quality time with your baby at the end of the day—it’s also a good way to teach him or her healthy sleep patterns and give your baby the tools he or she needs to calm down and go to sleep. Nighttime rituals…Continue reading

Meriah Nichols on March 05, 2014

Teething Baby…

teething baby

My baby is teething. You know, that sounds pretty innocuous. Like he’s just knawing at stuff sometimes, chewing on one of those little ring things – or maybe a frozen carrot – and letting those little buds of teeth push through. And that’s a far cry from what is actually happening. What is actually happening…Continue reading

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