Stretch marks. What visual did those words conjure up for you? They come in every size and a variety of colors. But, no matter if they are red, purple or a bluish silver, you just don’t see people flaunting them in the same way that they rock their tattoos. ?Here’s guide on a very stretchy subject.
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.