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8 Ways The Brand New Dad Can Support The Brand New Breastfeeding Mom

There’s a brand new baby at your house.  And you are a brand new Dad living with a brand new breastfeeding Mom. Among all the other things you two have likely discovered you know nothing about in the last week

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Quickly Learn How to Care for Your Newborn Baby in Your Own Home

What do you suppose I think  would be the BEST New Year resolution for those expecting a baby soon?  Why — finding and hiring a postpartum doula (do-la) so you can learn how to care for your newborn baby in

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Important info for every pregnant woman about your baby’s umbilical cord

Have you had a discussion with your care provider about delaying the clamping of your baby’s umbilical cord? It’s only a matter of 90 seconds and sounds like no big deal. But it’s really big stuff for your baby and

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More mysterious but totally normal newborn behavior explained

If  you are new to the world of babies, there are some seemingly mysterious newborn behaviors that you may not know about but that are totally normal newborn behavior. Get familiar with this list and you won’t freak out when

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Calm a crying newborn with these tips from a postpartum doula

The very first time you need to calm a crying newborn is a challenge for all new parents. When your newborn baby begins crying persistently (and you have already tried feeding him and he’s refused) what are you going to

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Have you heard the one about the three-week-old baby’s first growth spurt?

See if this scenario sounds at all familiar: You’ve delivered your baby and are at home,  and successfully breastfeeding.Though you may have had a bumpy start, some weeks have passed and things are beginning to settle down. You and your

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5 More Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Your Newborn Baby

This is the continuation of an earlier post by Tender Times Doula. 6. Your baby’s biology says  “DO NOT LEAVE ME ALONE. “Again, this is a baby animal.  With an instinct to survive. What do puppies, kittens, horses and elephant

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5 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Your Newborn Baby

In my work as a postpartum doula I’ve had many parents who express surprise at some of the characteristics of their newborn baby. Here’s a list of a few of the most common traits of newborn babies. All are considered

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Best Newborn Sleep Article Ever

I’m posting this for all the parents of newborns who are up late at night searching the internet for advice on how to get their new baby to  sleep. If only babies KNEW they were supposed to sleep at night,

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Six Things You Can Do Before Your Baby is Born to Insure Breastfeeding Success

I want to be clear about breastfeeding…while it is certainly a natural bodily process, it is NOT like breathing. Women are not born knowing how to automatically do it. New mothers need kind, patient, knowledgeable and loving mentors or teachers

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