24 Tips for Breastfeeding That You Absolutely Cannot Miss

Get the 24 most important tips for breastfeeding! Don't start breastfeeding before you read this post.

Are you pregnant and planning on breastfeeding? Or are you planning on becoming pregnant soon and want to breastfeed? This post is for you because it will give you great tips for breastfeeding! A lot of women prepare like crazy for their birth but are not at all prepared for when it’s time to take care of the baby. To be successful at breastfeeding, it’s better to educate yourself early on, so that there are no surprises along the way. You’d like to think that something as natural as breastfeeding would come totally naturally to all mothers. Unfortunately, that...

8 Common Medical Terms When You’re Giving Birth

Isn't it frustrating when you hear doctors and nurses talking in medical terms and it seems like they're speaking another language? You deserve to know what they are talking about. This post will go over some common terms used, for you to be more involved in your own care, without having to get a medical degree.

Medical Terms: Learn the Lingo and Speak Like a Pro Isn’t it frustrating when you hear doctors and nurses speaking in medical terms and it seems like they are aliens speaking another language? It probably feels like they are speaking way over your head. I believe you deserve to know what they are talking about, especially when it involves your care. I will share the meaning of medical terms and lingo that birthing professionals often use while caring for pregnant and postpartum patients. Don’t hesitate to ask your own health care provider if you don’t understand something. Sometimes we,...

Skin-to-Skin: The One Place Your Baby Wants to be After Birth

Skin-to-Skin Contact My main focus with this platform is to inform and educate new parents about important practices regarding pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting. I believe if they have easy access to the important information, they can make informed decisions about their care. So, today I’d like to focus on a very important practice that for years was not very common. Recently, there has been an increased awareness on this simple practice that benefits both mothers and babies immensely. And that practice is skin-to-skin contact (SSC)! What is Skin-to-Skin Contact? It’s very simple, keep your baby close to you,...

How to Bathe Your Newborn Baby Like a Pro. A Step by Step Guide

Bathing your newborn can be a daunting task, it's something a lot of parents worry about even before their baby is born. But fear not! Babytalk is here to guide you through it. I have personally done many a newborn baby bath and will try to make this a fun instead of a fearing experience for you.

Bathing Your Newborn Baby Bathing your newborn baby can be a daunting task, it’s something a lot of parents worry about even before their baby is born. But fear not! Babytalk is here to guide you through it. I have personally done many a newborn baby bath and will try to make this a fun instead of a fearing experience for you. Disclaimer: There is no one right way to clean your newborn. I will go over the basics of bathing a tiny human, but any way that works for you and your family might totally work just as...

The Best Guide to Bottle Feeding Your Baby Safely

This post will cover how parents, who have made an informed decision to bottle feed their baby, should safely prepare, store and feed formula. The information is extracted from a new Ontario resource, developed by Best Start. They refer to formula as "breast milk substitutes", but for convenience and understanding, I will continue to use the word formula to describe the substance we use to feed babies when they are not breastfed.

Bottle Feeding and Doing it Right! Breastfeeding is the ideal way to feed babies. It’s the way nature designed humans to feed our young. That being said, there are many reasons why babies may need to be fed differently. The reasons are endless, including medical, separation between mother and baby, mother’s choice and more. Instead of alienating mothers that have decided to bottle feed their babies for one reason or another, nurses and other healthcare providers should be inclusive of their teaching. That’s not usually the case in this day and age. Even though breastfeeding is not yet the...

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