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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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A doula explains some mysterious but normal newborn behaviors

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

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Reasons for new parents in NJ to “like” Tender Times Doula on Facebook

Why “LIKE” Tender Times Doula’s Facebook Page when, as a new parent, it seems like just one more thing to fit into an already overflowing day? Because, as a new parent  with your baby finally in arms, I’m betting that you’re

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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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Want to know when to begin reading to your new baby?

Experts state that children need to hear a thousand stories read aloud before they begin to learn to read on their own. If you read just three stories a day you will have read a thousand stories before your baby’s first birthday.

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Five quick meal ideas for hungry new mothers

The new moms I work with are often hard-pressed for time to eat. They marvel at how amazing it is that this new little person can take up so much time… including their own time to plan and eat a

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