Posts tagged "breastfeeding"
Those breastfeeding parents you've seen make it look so simple. They open a button and latch on a baby without missing a beat of conversation or a bite of food, as if breastfeeding were the most natural process on the planet. While the source may be natural, it does not always come readily.
There's a lot to learn whether your first time is a breeze, a struggle, or somewhere in the between. So the more you understand about technique (how to position baby), mechanics (how to tell if baby is getting enough milk), and logistics (when one meal is over and it's time for another), the more confident and empowered you will feel.
New parents are bombarded with conflicting information about feeding their baby. However, by following a few basic guidelines – you can ensure that your baby has the healthiest start possible.
The first year of life is a period when the body is undergoing rapid growth and changes. Our long-term body weight, fitness, metabolic programming, immune system, and overall ageing are all influenced by what we eat as babies.
Introducing solid foods to a baby with reflux can feel daunting, especially if you feel you’ve just started to get your baby’s flare-ups under control. The following suggestions can help minimise any difficulties related to introducing your baby to solid foods.