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Parents often have questions about caring for their breastfed children’s teeth, particularly if the child is feeding at the breast to go to sleep or through the night.
For more information on childhood caries and breastfeeding please visit HERE.
I experienced PPD (and probably PTSD) following the birth of my second child. As a second time mother, I just didn’t see it coming. I figured that because I had gotten through my first postpartum period with nothing more than a case of the ‘baby blues’, that I was in the clear for my second (because I was an experienced mother now, right?).
Human milk is a fresh, living substance – not just a ready-to-use food. When you make the effort to provide expressed milk for your baby, if he or she cannot nurse directly, you are ensuring that your baby continues to receive ideal nourishment and protection against many diseases.
Before you begin to express your milk, wash your hands with hot, soapy water and have your storage containers ready. How you store your milk will affect how well its nutritional and anti-infective qualities are preserved.
First time parents are often surprised by the feeding noises that come with breastfeeding a baby. Breastfeeding and parenting books don’t usually mention the sounds, photos are silent and many expectant parents have never spent time with a breastfeed baby. So, what are the sounds of breastfeeding and what do they tell us?
If our breastfeeding hopes or intentions don’t come to fruition, we can struggle with various feelings. One author looks at steps which can help mothers understand the root of their feelings and give them tools to taking steps forward to deal with those feeling so they can love and enjoy their babies. Read more in today's blog here.
Our holiday gift to you: A cute holiday tune to sing to your baby based on the music of "The 12 Days of Christmas". Read it or sing it in this week's blog here.
Happy Holidays from La Leche League Canada!