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How to Increase Your Chance of Breastfeeding Success

By Bonni Berger | January 28, 2020 |

6 Tips to Reach Your Breastfeeding Goals Why is breastfeeding so hard for so many new moms? For some, it’s an immediate struggle. For others, the realization that something is not right becomes apparent weeks later. Human babies have an innate need to breastfeed but human mothers, unlike other mammals, do not have an innate…

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How to Calm Your Colicky Baby With a Simple Diaper Change

By Bonni Berger | January 21, 2020 |

A change in how you do it, that is. Which is worse – hearing your baby cry or not knowing what to do about it? If your baby is in pain, then it’s likely you don’t have to choose. Unfortunately, you’ve got both things going on. Gut pain is real and new parents know this.…

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Top 3 Tricks to Get Your Baby to Nap

By Bonni Berger | January 14, 2020 |

No Rock ‘n Play Needed By now, it’s not news that the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper has been recalled, beloved by many new parents. Many moms and dads reported that it was the only way their baby would sleep. But tragically, it has been tied to numerous infant deaths. Inclined sleepers, like the Rock ‘n…

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What are the best foods to eat when breastfeeding?

By Bonni Berger | January 7, 2020 |

When you’re pregnant, there are so many foods women are told to avoid. Brie, alcohol, and sushi are among the top no-nos. These may contain harmful bacteria or parasites or be detrimental to your baby’s development. If you’re breastfeeding or providing breastmilk, is anything fair game? What happens to our diet? Here’s the scoop. After…

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The Best Vegan Soup Recipe New Parents Will Love

By Bonni Berger | December 23, 2019 |

Vegan, Gluten free and Just Five Ingredients! It’s hard to believe that a vegan soup recipe can be THAT good with such few ingredients. But this one is! When you don’t have the time or motivation to cook and need a hot bowl of goodness to fill you up, this will be your go-to soup.…

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How To Decide If Prenatal or Postnatal Yoga is Good For You?

By Bonni Berger | December 17, 2019 |

What you need to know, from the experts. Are you pregnant and want to stay fit but don’t know what to do? Or are you postpartum, want to get (back) into exercising and don’t know where, when or how to start? Prenatal or postnatal yoga can be a natural place to begin your search. Here’s…

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Help! Why Won’t My Newborn (Let Me) Sleep?!

By Bonni Berger | December 9, 2019 |

Newborn sleep patterns and what you can (or can’t) do about it Newborns, by their very nature, are nocturnal. In a 24-hour period, they are likely to sleep anywhere between 10-18 hours. They sleep during the day and have wakeful periods at night. Sometimes they’re happy to be awake but often times they’re not. You,…

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Keep Your Baby Healthy During the Holidays

By Bonni Berger | November 26, 2019 |

Five Tips to Protect Baby From Well-Meaning But “Germy” Hands* Family gatherings. Holiday parties. Festive meals. Navigating these occasions can be nerve-wracking for new parents. Newborns do not yet have a mature immune system to combat common viruses and germs that adults come in contact with, nearly every day. Whether it’s RSV, the flu or…

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Does “Back to Sleep” Really Prevent SIDS? Here’s the Scoop!

By Bonni Berger | November 22, 2019 |

What you need to know to keep your baby safe and prevent SIDS. A new parent’s number one concern is keeping their baby safe. Babies spend the majority of their early weeks asleep, so naturally parents spend a majority of their time worrying and wondering if their baby is safely sleeping. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome,…

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Epic One-Handed Snack Great for Busy New Parents

By Bonni Berger | November 19, 2019 |

A Healthy No-Bake Sweet Want a quick, delicious, one-handed snack that’s good for both you and your baby? The secret ingredient is flaxseed. Flaxseed has phytoestrogens that can influence breastmilk production. Flaxseed is high in fiber and contains essential omega-3 fatty acids which may help alleviate constipation and postpartum depressive symptoms. Also, two tablespoons of…