Four Problems And Solutions On Feeding Your Newborn

Written by Amy Fadden


Parents always want to give their babiesrepparttar very best. When it comes to nutrition, there is nothing like breast milk. Although itís sound so easy to give breast milk to baby, for some women, there are always problems. Here are some problems that might happen andrepparttar 146407 best solutions you might want to try if you face such problems below:

1. Problem: A common problem that majority ofrepparttar 146408 moms comes across while breastfeeding is difficulty in positioningrepparttar 146409 baby and gettingrepparttar 146410 baby to "latch on" torepparttar 146411 breast correctly.

Solution: This problem generally arises when motherís breasts are fully engorged with milk. Engorgement makesrepparttar 146412 breast hard and flattensrepparttar 146413 nipples sorepparttar 146414 baby has nothing to latch on. The methods that help reduce engorgement will softenrepparttar 146415 breast allowingrepparttar 146416 nipple to protrude. An easy way to solve to reduce engorgement is to nurserepparttar 146417 baby as frequently as possible. You may also consider expressingrepparttar 146418 milk using electric or hand pumps. The expressed milk can be refrigerated and fed torepparttar 146419 baby later on. Wearing nipple shields half an hour before feedingrepparttar 146420 baby may also makerepparttar 146421 nipples protrude. If this problem still persists, you may squeezerepparttar 146422 end of breast lightly and offerrepparttar 146423 nipple to baby.

2. Problem: Another common problem is insufficient milk production by moms.

Solution: To increase milk production, you can apply a warm compress to your breasts before feedings. Doing so will makerepparttar 146424 let down reflex better. You may also massage your breasts during feedings. Another way to increase milk production is by feeding your baby frequently, at least every 2-3 hours. Doing so would stimulate more milk production. You may also consider pumping your breasts for five minutes when you are not feeding your baby to stimulate milk production. Furthermore, drink plenty of fluids, eat a well-balanced diet, and take time to relax throughoutrepparttar 146425 day and night. Lastly, avoid smoking as nicotine also decreasesrepparttar 146426 milk supply.

Five Ready Signs To Start Potty Training

Written by Janice Caller


Starting new things for your child sometime difficult, but you still have to do it. Potty training is one phase that your child has to go through. So, find out when is your child ready for potty training. Here are those five ready signs:

1. Takes Off Own Clothes

Letís face it. The first step to becoming dry begins with your toddlerís ability to recognize he has to go torepparttar bathroom. The second step is his ability to pull down his pants, or lift up her dress. The third step is actually going to userepparttar 146406 potty. If your child begins insisting on taking off his clothes then he probably is ready to begin training forrepparttar 146407 potty.

2. Talks about Usingrepparttar 146408 Potty

He may say, "I want to userepparttar 146409 potty." Or, he may just point to it and sit down. Either case he is showing an extreme interest inrepparttar 146410 little chair. Well, what do you do if he's interested in sitting; maybe he'll be interested in using it. You never know unless you try. Hey diapers are expensive why spend more on them if you donít have to.

3. Does a Potty Dance?

There are some children doing potty dance? Does your little one have a routine? Does he stomp, turn, twist, and grab his groin like Michael Jackson? If he does, then thatís his potty dance. Heís ready, ready, and ready if he has his own version and he dances it whether thereís music on or not.

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