Breast milk gives your baby the optimal amount of nutrients and antibodies. Immunity isn't the only thing that makes it into your breast milk. Components of the food that you eat do, too. If your child has celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, wheat and some other grains in your diet can adversely affect your baby.
While we can't cover everything about breastfeeding in a single article, we invited our pregnancy.org members to share breastfeeding tips to ward off five common, but under-discussed situations.
During your baby's newborn exam, your pediatrician might have said, "Oh, she's tongue-tied." It seems like a weird thing to say about your beautiful, perfect baby! What your doctor means is that your baby has a common abnormality that affects that the tissue at the base of the tongue. It could affect nursing and speech development if untreated.
Special rules set by religious leaders allow breastfeeding moms to out of the fasting requirement for Ramadan. They can make up days later or may make a donation to charity in lieu of fasting. What option will you choose?
You've just found out that your family or friends are throwing you a baby shower! Some moms-to-be love them; others cringe. No matter which camp you're in, these strategies can help you survive and enjoy any baby celebration thrown in your honor!
If your family loves to be out in the sun, at the beach or on the ski slope, sunglasses become an essential part of your day. Do they actual do what they're supposed to do or not?
Are you eager to get started on the baby's room and get it all put together? As you're planning, consider one additional step -- using environmentally-friendly products.
As you're discovering the benefits of living green and "green" child rearing, take advantage of our "mistakes." We've listed our top ten personal bloopers in hopes you'll avoid them.
Breastfeeding's many benefits extend to its effects on your baby's teeth. Breast milk contains high levels of protective chemicals. It also doesn't produce much acid in the mouth. These facts suggest that breastfed babies should have an advantage as they grow when it comes to healthy teeth.
Dreams can be wacky and weird under normal circumstances. Add in being pregnant and you could have some interesting combinations! Just how strange are pregnancy dreams? See what our members have been dreaming lately!