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How your partner can help with breastfeeding

It can be hard for a co-parent to know how to help when mom’s exclusively breastfeeding, but there are plenty of ways to get involved. Amy O’Malley, RN, MSN, director of education and clinical services at Medela, Inc., and David … Continue reading

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Sore nipples—what’s normal and what’s not

Worries about poor latches and nipple pain top the list of expectant moms’ breastfeeding concerns, according to a Lansinoh survey of over 13,000 women. The good news is that pain is not an inevitable part of breastfeeding.“Pain is not normal,” … Continue reading

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The importance of vitamin D

Upping your intake of foods high in vitamin D during pregnancy could reduce your budding babe’s risk of developing seasonal allergies (aka hay fever) later in life, according to a recent study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. … Continue reading

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Busting out

Band together To find your band size, measure your chest under your arms above your breasts. (Measure yourself in front of a mirror while wearing a nonpadded bra, and keep the tape measure level as you pull it snugly around your … Continue reading

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6 ways to save money on baby gear

1. Create a registry. Not only will registering allow others to help make some headway in your baby gear acquisition, but it might also come with some extra perks— like a complimentary goodie bag or registry completion discount. 2. Stagger … Continue reading

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5 ways to jump-start labor

When you’re eagerly awaiting baby’s debut, you might be inclined to do what you can to kick start her departure from the home you’ve graciously provided for the past nine months. If the old standbys (long walks, spicy foods and … Continue reading

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Know your rights

When it comes to breastfeeding, know that the law is on your side. Throughout the U.S., there is legislation to protect nursing moms—whether it’s guaranteeing them time to pump or making sure they’re able to feed baby wherever they need. Here’s … Continue reading

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Get in touch with your abs again

It’s no secret that pregnancy can do a number on your midsection. Although it might be the tautest it’s ever been as you waddle your way into the hospital to give birth, it’ll likely be quite the opposite by the … Continue reading

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Sharing is daring

It’s not unusual to see a mom “clean off” a pacifier in her own mouth before giving it to baby or take a bite from the same spoon her little one is using. But these commonplace behaviors involve an exchange … Continue reading

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Think outside the box

Reach + grab Your wee one practices hand-eye coordination as he reaches for playthings with tabs or textures. Toys that make sounds, like a rattle or a soft book that crinkles, can also entice your tot to make a move. … Continue reading

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Big gulp

Hydration station Good ol’ H2O might not taste like much, but it does a lot for your hardworking body and goes a long way toward having a healthy pregnancy. For starters, it … Helps your body absorb nutrients (yes, even … Continue reading

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Quick and dirty parent hacks

Make your days as a mom a little easier with these pro tips from Asha Dornfest, author of Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids. Diaper lowdown Babies can outgrow one disposable diaper size before fitting into the … Continue reading

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Mother hover

Little ones genuinely require a lot of attention and assistance—they need your help eating, bathing, changing clothes and even getting to sleep. But there are times that you can be a bit more hands-off—and if you start letting your baby … Continue reading

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Choose a child care provider

Whether you’re searching for a full-time nanny or an occasional babysitter, choosing someone to watch your little one is an important decision. “A caretaker is an extension of the parents’ eyes, ears and heart,” says Florence Ann Romano, nanny expert. … Continue reading

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The more the merrier

Although there’s appeal in purchasing a do-it-all stroller—a less jam-packed garage and fuller wallet notwithstanding—it’s not the best choice for every family. Depending on your lifestyle, you might want up to three strollers. Newborn-friendly In the early days when your … Continue reading

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Eating for conception

After a positive pregnancy test isn’t the time to start eating more healthfully. You should take a closer look at what you’re piling on your plate long before there’s a baby in your belly. “Certain foods can help to balance … Continue reading

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A look inside

The physical process of giving birth might be universal, but it’s no secret that the customs and care surrounding it can be vastly different worldwide. To shed light on the disparities and help improve the dire circumstances in undeveloped countries, … Continue reading

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Upright citizens brigade

Strong suit Most babies begin to sit up around 4-7 months as their neck, shoulder, back and stomach muscles grow stronger and their head control develops. Tummy time can help prepare your tot for the feat, as can sitting him … Continue reading

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Sex ed

In the mood Unless your doctor advises otherwise, there’s no reason a healthy mom-to-be should avoid sex during pregnancy. For some, the flood of hormones can pique interest in intimacy. For others, discomforts like morning sickness might make sex the … Continue reading

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Easy does it

Ready to introduce your baby to more than milk? Set yourself up for success with these recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Talk him through it Your munchkin might not know what to do at first, but do your … Continue reading

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Eat your fill

What women eat while pregnant—and even beforehand, as early as age 10—has a significant impact on the health of the next generation, confirms a study published in the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. In addition to consuming a varied … Continue reading

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Your brain on baby

LOW: Partly cloudy Pregnancy brain (commonly retitled “new-mom fog” after giving birth) is pretty legit. Sleep deprivation coupled with surges in hormone levels leads to lapses in memory and awareness. (What day is it again? And why are my shoes … Continue reading

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Handy How-to: Treat allergies while expecting

If you find yourself reaching for the tissues when the pollen count soars, you’ll want to think twice before treating your seasonal allergies the same way you did prepregnancy. Alexandra Sowa, MD, clinical instructor at Weill Cornell Medical College and … Continue reading

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Head games

QUESTIONABLE COMMENT: Why don’t you nurse? What you’d like to say: Wow, do you want to talk about my sex life, too? You’ll never believe what we did last night … What you actually should say: I’m so tired of … Continue reading

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Excuse me please

Take it in As infants gulp milk from bottle or breast, they tend to swallow air right along with it, which can lead to discomfort and sometimes spitting up. “This is exacerbated by the fact that babies spend so much … Continue reading

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Best seat in the house

Between feeding, reading and snuggle sessions, you’re bound to clock some substantial time sitting in the nursery. To pick a seat that’s sure to satisfy long-term, Ralph Montemurro, CEO, founder and head of design of Monte, a modern nursery furniture … Continue reading

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Water (re)birth

Some lucky moms pop out a baby and are back in a bikini within a matter of weeks. For the rest of us (dare we say, the majority of us), the process of getting pool-ready is a little more involved … Continue reading

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That’s about the size of it

Keeping tabs on your girth growth does more than clue you in to how much your wee one is changing inside you. The size of a mom-to-be’s bump can also predict troubles beneath the surface, such as slow fetal growth … Continue reading

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A world of difference

DOING IT RIGHT 4 things that make us want to give America a high-five. Doctored up The more prenatal checkups you have, the better your odds of having a healthy baby—because doc can make sure things are on track and … Continue reading

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Playdate: Making tummy time fun

Know it’s important “Floor play can be one of the most developmentally stimulating activities for babies,” remarks Bill Sears, MD, renowned pediatrician and Huggies Little Movers consultant. When your infant is awake and alert, try placing him tummy down on a … Continue reading

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The Namaste way

Inhale, exhale By learning to focus on your breathing (try slow, deep breaths in and out of the nose), you’ll be better equipped to manage shortness of breath during pregnancy. These simple exercises will also come in handy during labor … Continue reading

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Get the most out of your prenatal vitamin

Start early Most experts recommend that you begin taking pre-natal vitamins at least one month prior to conception. You should keep taking it throughout pregnancy and even after delivery for as long as you continue breastfeeding. Talk to your provider … Continue reading

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Big foot

Size matters Even if you can’t see your feet way down there, you’ve probably noticed your shoes fitting a little more snugly than usual. It’s not uncommon for women, particularly first-time mamas, to go up an entire shoe size during … Continue reading

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Year in review: 2015

Go for seconds When timing contractions, use a clock with a secondhand to track duration (how long each contraction lasts from beginning to end), as well as frequency (how far apart they are from the start—not end—of one contraction to … Continue reading

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Turn a breech baby

Ideally you want your wee one head down and facing your back for his debut, but don’t worry if your babe is breech (bottom down) beforehand. He’s going to keep moving and grooving up until delivery, so he may not … Continue reading

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Buckled up

Right height Adjust the shoulder straps so they start at or below baby’s shoulder height. (This is the preferred position for rear-facing car seats.) Pit stop Position the chest clip at armpit level. It should be high enough to keep … Continue reading

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Foray into food

Is she old enough? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and World Health Organization (WHO) currently recommend introducing solid food at around 6 months of age, informs Lisa Barrangou, PhD, author of The Amazing Make-Ahead Baby Food Book. Starting earlier … Continue reading

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Stick with breastfeeding

You’ve chosen to nurture your wee one the old-fashioned way—yet sometimes nursing feels anything but natural. When the going gets tough, try to remember these wise words of encouragement from Cindy-Lee Dennis, PhD, professor at University of Toronto and Canada … Continue reading

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Bladder matters

Feel the squeeze The bladder, much like the uterus, is a sac that expands as needed, explains Laura Riley, MD, OB/GYN and author of You & Your Baby: Pregnancy: Your Ultimate Week-by-Week Pregnancy Guide. During baby-growing months, the uterus commandeers … Continue reading

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Sugar, sugar

What does it mean? When a mom-to-be is diagnosed with gestational diabetes, it means she has high blood glucose levels but has never had diabetes prior to pregnancy. Typically, this complication will rear its head late in your 40-week trek, … Continue reading

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Sitter jitters

Quality assurance Hire a sitter with solid babysitting experience and excellent references. (Be sure to check them!) Look for someone who is a good listener and communicator. “Her personality and values should be aligned with those of you and your … Continue reading

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Conquer cradle cap

If dry scales have appeared on your baby’s noggin, it’s most likely seborrheic dermatitis, commonly known by its less frightening name, cradle cap. Here’s what you need to know should you find yourself facing the condition head on. Show and … Continue reading

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Reduce the risk of SIDS

While it’s often difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), there are certain precautions parents can take to lower their child’s risk, according to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Place baby … Continue reading

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Balancing act

“I finally invested in a good planner and set aside times of the day for work and the rest for my family. Instead of a constant nagging to-do list, I know there will be time to address it later. It … Continue reading

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Capsule wardrobe

Thanks to generous friends and family, you’ll likely end up with a dresser full of pint-sized apparel for your babe. But beyond frilly pink dresses and itty-bitty bow ties, there are a few practical pieces you’ll want to have on … Continue reading

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Words to live by

Ask for help When your baby needs something, invite your firstborn to help, suggests Laura Markham, PhD, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life. “She needs to know that she has … Continue reading

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Fluid check

Flow chart During pregnancy, a mom-to-be’s circulatory system goes through rapid and dramatic changes, says Oliver W. Jones, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Denver. Blood volume starts ramping up as early as five weeks’ gestation, and by the end of the … Continue reading

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A pep talk from our editor

Throughout the month of August, we’ll be writing a lot about the benefits of breastfeeding—both in print and online. There are two reasons for this: (1) It’s so, so good for you and your baby, and (2) August is National Breastfeeding … Continue reading

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7 things never to say to a pregnant lady

“Someone was hungry.” Your bulging bump is not an open invitation for others to comment on your eating habits, but some people will regardless. Try not to take it personally, and advise the opinionated spectators that what baby would really … Continue reading

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Watered down

Watermelon As its name implies, this fruity favorite contains plenty of H2O. It’s the perfect summertime treat, so go ahead and savor a wedge (or three). Iceberg lettuce This leafy pick is often overlooked for darker, more nutrient-dense greens, but … Continue reading

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