There’s a new family member on the way. You’re elated, exhausted, enchanted and edgy about it. And then your mother or mother-in-law rolls in, replete with advice, admonitions and assistance, none of which you need or want now. How to deal nicely with mama meddling?
BreastFeeding: Why All The Commotion Breastfeeding in Public, Why do people have a problem with a baby on a breast? Google “breastfeeding in public” & you’ll come across recent news articles about another woman who was told to stop breastfeeding. She was asked to “move somewhere else” or “be discreet”. But what gives?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a newborn’s life, followed by continued breastfeeding as solid foods are introduced, up to one year or longer. There is a dark side to exclusive breastfeeding, though, and that’s the toll it can take on the mom’s mental and physical state. For this reason, it’s of paramount importance for nursing mothers to focus on self-care whenever possible.
You may have heard that listening to Mozart and Bach while pregnant can help your baby become smarter. While there is no scientific evidence to prove this, there are still plenty of reasons why listening to music while pregnant is a great idea. Here are a few reasons for you to consider.