Feeding on demand vs the daily rhythm method
Care, Food

Feeding on demand vs the daily rhythm method

When preparing for the birth of our child, we look through thousands of guides, we read about pregnancy, we listen to the stories told by more experienced moms – all of this to become more familiar with a situation that is totally new to us – a baby coming to this world. Some things we cannot anticipate, but some other we can definitely plan in advance. It is worth considering and discussing with the partner the issues regarding rules to be applied at our home once the baby arrives. Issues regarding sleep, preferred toys, calming methods such as a pacifier, carrying, distribution of responsibilities, etc. should be touched upon even before the baby is born. Thanks to that, once we return home from the hospital we will feel more confident…
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Colic Remedies
Care, Design, Food

Colic Remedies

It is easy to encounter a situation when a baby cries, a new mom has serious trouble handling it and a third person – for example, her mother or aunt – state firmly: it's a colic. If a baby is crying and we do not know why, it must be colic. What else? However, we have to remember that little babies cry because they are unable to communicate in any other way. They cry when they are hungry or tired, when their diaper is soiled, when something hurts them, when they want to be hugged or when they want their position changed... Crying communicates a certain need or discomfort. Which one? It always takes time for mothers to learn that. It is really hard to establish that at first. However,…
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Diet while breastfeeding – busting the myths!
Food

Diet while breastfeeding – busting the myths!

The issue of nutrition of a nurturing mother has become overgrown with myths. When I started my first Milk Run, I heart the most bizarre recommendations from my close ones, my family, midwifes and nurses. I tried searching for information in the Internet, but the advice I got there was often contradictory. Some people were saying: “don’t drink tea” and “don’t eat dairy”, and others: “drink tea with milk”! Some “experts” advised against eating foods that cause flatulence. Some other recommended avoiding raw vegetables and gluten. When my child had nappy rash on buttocks I heard that this was caused by me eating too sour and spicy meals. Generally speaking, all of that made my head dizzy! That’s why today after six and a half month of breastfeeding my daughter…
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