Newborn Niceties

The transition from a couple to a family is not always easy. But friends and other family members can provide invaluable help. What is the best way to help new parents? We've gathered some unique but sure to be welcome gifts that you can offer!

When Your Baby Wakes Frequently to Feed: The Pantley Pull-off

If your baby is waking up every hour or two to breastfeed, bottle-feed, or locate his pacifier, you may be wondering just what it is that causes him to wake up so often. The reality is that brief nighttime awakenings are a normal part of human sleep, regardless of age. All babies experience these. The difference with your baby, who requires nighttime care every hour or two, is that he is involving you in all his brief awakening periods.

How Breastfeeding Benefits Add Up

How long should you breastfeed your baby? Only you and your baby will know for sure. Even if you breastfeed for just a few days, your baby will receive invaluable protection from infection. The health effects of breastfeeding accrue over time, so the longer you breastfeed, the better for your baby. Breastfeeding offers you benefits, too. The following information may help you decide.