Four Problems And Solutions On Feeding Your NewbornWritten by Amy Fadden
Parents always want to give their babies 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 and best solutions you might want to try if you face such problems below:
1. Problem: A common problem that majority of moms comes across while breastfeeding is difficulty in positioning baby and getting baby to "latch on" to breast correctly.
Solution: This problem generally arises when motherís breasts are fully engorged with milk. Engorgement makes breast hard and flattens nipples so baby has nothing to latch on. The methods that help reduce engorgement will soften breast allowing nipple to protrude. An easy way to solve to reduce engorgement is to nurse baby as frequently as possible. You may also consider expressing milk using electric or hand pumps. The expressed milk can be refrigerated and fed to baby later on. Wearing nipple shields half an hour before feeding baby may also make nipples protrude. If this problem still persists, you may squeeze end of breast lightly and offer 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 make 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 throughout day and night. Lastly, avoid smoking as nicotine also decreases milk supply.
Five Ready Signs To Start Potty TrainingWritten 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 to bathroom. The second step is his ability to pull down his pants, or lift up her dress. The third step is actually going to use potty. If your child begins insisting on taking off his clothes then he probably is ready to begin training for potty.
2. Talks about Using Potty
He may say, "I want to use potty." Or, he may just point to it and sit down. Either case he is showing an extreme interest in 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.