The American Academy of Pediatrics has been urging mothers to breastfeed their baby for a minimum of 6 months, but there has been a lot of press recently with woman complaining that 6 months is way too difficult. Some say that they are feeling “pressured” to breastfeed and consequently not enjoying the breastfeeding experience. Or they feel “guilty” if they decide to stop breastfeeding before the sixth month mark.
Most people are aware of spring allergies, but many people also suffer from fall allergies. Whereas spring allergies are usually associated with pollens, fall allergies are triggered by molds, dust-mites from heater systems, wind and moisture. There are wonderful herbs that are very helpful for those that suffer from fall allergies. The below herbs are…
Any man who knows a woman, knows that women can get moody. Is it normal? I think it is. Women on the whole are more emotional and usually experience things deeply into their hearts. That is why they can easily get mad, sad, frustrated, agitated, irate and grumpy.
Sometimes, seemingly randomly, babies decide to go on a nursing strike. It usually happens so quickly, and out of the blue, that moms are a bit shocked.
How do you determine if your baby is urinating enough and if the color is normal? Babies need to produce 6 – 8 soiled diapers in a 24 hour period. These 6 – 8 diapers can be a combination of urine or stool diapers. This quota of soiled diapers is what is expected, and it is a sign that the baby is ingesting enough breast milk.
The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and there is a feeling of fun in the air. Everyone at this time of year is beginning to think about barbecues and picnics – except for the allergy suffer who is thinking about itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, and the embarrassing constant sneezing. Over the counter and prescription medications often work well for allergy suffers but although most are safe for breastfeeding moms, some moms feel a decrease in breast milk because allergy medications can dry up secretions. But dont despair, there are other options available!
When you’re a new mom, it’s natural to have questions and concerns – especially when it comes to breastfeeding. Here are two of the most common questions I’ve been asked about womens’ areolas while they are nursing: 1. What are those bumps on my areola that look like pimples?
So, you feel it is time to wean your baby and you are wondering how to approach it. Ask yourself these questions before you make your final decision. Is it intuitively correct to stop nursing, or are others influencing me? Since breastfeed babies eat more often than formula feed babies, nursing women are falsely told that their babies are hungry – lacking the nutrition of formula.
Women do have a sixth sense and it becomes extremely acute after a woman gives birth. From my twenty years of practice I have observed that most woman do not trust their intuition and spend too much time pushing it away rather than listening to it.