Tag: Breastfeeding

Feeding a Fussy Baby: Causes, Challenges and Solutions

Feeding a Fussy Baby: Causes, Challenges and Solutions

[ 9 ] 9:42 pm |

One of the most challenging aspects of having a fussy baby is feeding. Parents of fussy or high need babies often report short, unpredictable and difficult feedings, regardless of whether the baby is breastfed or formula-fed. Common feeding issues for fussy babies include: Fussing or crying during or after a feeding Baby pulling away or […]

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Ann’s Story: Not What I Expected

Ann’s Story: Not What I Expected

[ 19 ] 2:58 pm |

My husband I decided we were open to the idea of having a child of our own after a trip to the Shedd Aquarium with our three year old niece. She had a wonderful time looking at the fish, waited patiently in every single line, and ate primly at the Aquarium’s cafeteria. Not even a […]

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Natasha’s Story: Two Colicky Babies

Natasha’s Story: Two Colicky Babies

[ 8 ] 9:28 am |

My name is Natasha and I am a postpartum/nursery nurse. I have always wanted to be a mom. When I found out I was pregnant with our first in 08′ we were thrilled. I thought I knew all there was to know about having a baby since that’s what I did for a living. I […]

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Colic & Breastfeeding

Colic & Breastfeeding

[ 0 ] 10:28 am |

By Dr. Jack Newman Colic is one of the mysteries of nature. Nobody knows what it really is, but everyone has an opinion. In the typical situation, the baby starts to have crying spells about two to three weeks after birth. These occur mainly in the evening, and finally stop when the baby is about […]

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Krista’s Story: In Over My Head

Krista’s Story: In Over My Head

[ 13 ] 10:14 am |

In the months leading up to the birth of our first child, Everly, I did enough reading, watched enough movies and talked to enough parents to know that the first few months would be a blur of sleepless nights, constant feedings and endless diaper changes. I was prepared to take it all on as any […]

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Jeni’s Story: Breastfeeding the Fussy Baby

Jeni’s Story: Breastfeeding the Fussy Baby

[ 10 ] 9:46 am |

Breastfeeding a fussy baby is emotionally taxing because you don’t feel as if you can ever be away from her for more than an hour (or ten minutes in my case). As her only source of nourishment, I felt shackled to this screaming person in a way that my husband didn’t.

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Amy’s Story: “Doing it all Wrong”

Amy’s Story: “Doing it all Wrong”

[ 4 ] 10:15 am |

Conceived during Hurricane Irene and born during a major thunderstorm, my little Zoe seemed destined to have a tumultuous babyhood. The pain she gave me in the womb from her seemingly super-strength kickboxing in utero, translated directly into her being fussy and clenching at the breast. I only lasted 3 weeks with breastfeeding after it […]

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Clarity, Nine Months Later

Clarity, Nine Months Later

[ 4 ] 7:08 am |

I’ve always been a people pleaser – the laid back peace making joker. The latter is more so in recent years but even so, it’s all related. So when it was time to go to my doctor 6 weeks after delivering my little one I kept it even keel. She asked me if I had […]

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Heidi’s Story: A Hard Earned Love Story

Heidi’s Story: A Hard Earned Love Story

[ 9 ] 10:36 am |

About two weeks after her birth, my husband found me within her nursery weeping in the rocker, desperately trying to get her to latch. He promptly got a bottle, handed it to me and spoke three words: “Feed your daughter”.

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The Colic Agenda

The Colic Agenda

[ 5 ] 6:53 am |

From the moment Tyler was out of the womb he had his own ideas, and we soon found that us even trying to do things the way that we had planned was just not going to work. It became such a frustrating time of trying to maintain what we thought was “best” for Tyler and […]

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