Breastfeeding your child
Our guests share their breastfeeding stories and experiences – mastitis, cracked nipples, getting the attachment right, positioning your baby – they candidly discuss them all. Lea Wilson has breastfed all 3 of her children, however they each presented her with different issues, especially her third child who was born with a tooth which of course had implications for breastfeeding.
Sleep, or the lack of it
Getting our babies to sleep is a topic many new sleep-deprived mothers struggle with. We can feel frustrated and confused when hours of soothing and comforting don’t seem to make a big difference. A lack of sleep can often affect your ability to cope with the demands of being a parent. Remember you need to take the time to look after your own needs in order to be fit and healthy to look after bub’s. See our tips on how to better cope with the situation at hand.
Discover why some babies have trouble sleeping and how developing a routine can help. Babies respond well to a familiar pattern of events, and sleeping in the same environment each night offers them a sense of security and comfort. The pattern of napping usually includes a morning, afternoon and early evening nap. All babies are different and as such there is quite a variation in the napping patterns of babies. See our guide to how much sleep your baby should be having as a reference.
Baby massage can be enjoyable and therapeutic for both your baby and you. It can help soothe your baby when they are upset and gently ease them to sleep. Baby massage can also make your baby’s tummy work better. Studies have suggested that baby massage performed on premature babies can aid their development, accelerate growth and improve their general wellbeing. Whether your baby is perfectly healthy or slightly sickly, you should indulge your baby in this little luxury that can have untold health benefits for your little bundle of joy.