Traveling with a Baby for the Holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas are a busy time for families. Add a newborn to that picture and they can be even more hectic. Mom needs time to stay home and recover with a new baby but that can be difficult during the holidays. Making the rounds to the relatives can be exhausting for mom and exposes baby to the germs of the cold and flu season. So what is mom to do? Here are some suggestions for you. If you have a premature infant, the best advice is to keep that baby at home and limit visitors t...
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The age-old question: What to do with that breast pump now that you’re done?

By Jessica McFadden The Washington Post, September 15 Three years ago I finished nursing our third and (most likely) final baby. But while I had my pick of various local charities where I could donate our crib, changing table, glider chair and other baby items, I was weirdly disheartened to learn that I could not do anything besides throw out my Medela Pump-In-Style breast pump. I understood that my portable pump was only designed for one mother to safely use. Pumps like the one I use...
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Did You Know: Oatmeal is Good for Lactation

Did you know... that oatmeal is good for your milk supply? You can have oatmeal in your cereal bars or just cooked cereal. The longer cooking oats are better than instant -- and steel cut is the healthiest version. Then, there's oatmeal cookies. Here is a recipe for lactation oatmeal cookies to give your milk supply a boost: Lactation Oatmeal Cookie Recipe 1 cup butter (preferably Olivio or other type of olive oil butter) 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 4 TBLS water 2 TBLS ground flaxs...
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