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Donna Bruschi, emotions, friends, imperfection, kindness, meltdowns, new baby, parenting, postpartum depression, sick, sleep -

"I was the loneliest person in the world. My baby and I were spiraling down into a living hell..."

My baby cried all the time, refusing to be held by anyone but me. I cried all the time. The pain of the surgery amplified by cracked, burning nipples and the agony of frustration, sadness and betrayal.

And then it got worse.

 

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Ember, emotions, expectations, Lisa Bullard, toddler, traveling -

Ember has squirmed and cried on our flights.

And breastfed with her feet kicking a minister in the seat next to us, and pooped mid-air.  To soothe my anxiety, I asked other moms for their best travel advice. Here are some of the useful tips I received.

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keeping calm, meals, mothering, new baby, nutrition, parenting, pregnancy, shopping -

No matter when your baby is due, you are probably thinking of all the things you need to have done for baby’s first weeks at home.

Whether you are actually doing it is another thing..."PROCRASTINATORS UNITE!"

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A ring sling positions parent and baby in their most biologically natural position.

Babies are programmed to seek comfort at mother's breast. Her chest is the perfect habitat for a newborn baby who can hear her heart beat, feel her breath, smell her scent and feel the security and protection of her arms. Food and shelter are all in this place and babies instantly relax and calm, when placed on their parent's chest. 

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baby food, baby led weaning, breastfeeding, communication, first foods, food, keeping calm, parenting, puree, solids, toddler, transitions, whole food -

When your 5 or 6 month old baby is watching you eat, gesturing for food, and sitting up (or almost), you are probably asking this question. But, you're confused by popular feeding advice. "Give them iron-fortified rice cereal." suggest many grandparents and pediatricians.  Your friend Hannah's baby loves her homemade purees. Auntie Dani dropped off a bag of jarred and squeeze pouches of commercial "baby food." And, all over the internet, you keep stumbling over "baby-led weaning." Rice cereal, the headless dinosaur is still thrashing its deadly tail of malnutrition. The call to feed your baby rice cereal, as the magic bullet to fill them up and make them...

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