There are many reasons why a mother might not breastfeed her baby, and instead choose to give her baby formula milk. There is no doubt that breast is best, but in the case where a mother is unable to breastfeed, formula comes very close to the real thing. When...
For a breastfeeding mother, returning to work after maternity leave can be an overwhelming challenge. Not only will it mean she is away from her baby, probably for the first time, but the struggle of maintaining breastfeeding while not being able to actual feed during the day can be stressful.
As your child grows, their nutritional needs change. As parents, it is our duty to make sure that our child is getting the right amount of food and at the same time, these foods should also be filled with the appropriate vitamins and minerals that is needed by their body. Here’s a guideline on what kind of foods should you provide in order to minimize making the mistake of giving unhealthy foods to your child.
The first couple of questions people ask when they find out someone is expecting a child is ‘’Are you planning on breastfeeding or giving your baby formula?’’ and if the answer is ‘’breastfeeding’’ then they will surely ask about the chosen breast pump… ‘’Will it be manual, electric…neither?!’’ Inevitably, this is definitely THE most avoided question by someone who is pregnant, as many breastfeeding mums tend to abstain from this subject, especially during their last trimester of pregnancy…after all, how will they know if their breastfeeding journey will go smoothly? Needless to say, how would they even start considering their breast pump options if their baby hasn’t even been born yet?
Have you considered everything you need to have before your little bundle of joy comes to this world? Or better yet, if you have decided to breastfeed and you are also thinking about getting everything ready and set for when you go back to work, have you settled upon what to get for your pumping journey? Did you know that there are many breast pump accessories that are absolutely necessary for you to have a successful breastfeeding and breast pumping journey?
Introducing solids to your baby’s diet can be an exciting milestone for a parent. It is a sign that your little baby is growing, ready to take on new and bigger things. As the time arrives though, many parents become anxious about the do’s and don’ts when starting on solids. Luckily, whilethere are a few precautions to be wary of, you have quite a bit of flexibility and freedom when starting your baby on solids.
Did you know that breast milk has many diverse and positive side effects that are passed on to your child? But, what’s more, did you know about the benefits that breastfeeding has on you as a mom, as well? Of course, your child will benefit from added protection from infections, but you can also reduce the risks of having breast cancer if you decide to breastfeed your child from childbirth onwards.