Fourth Trimester – Happy, Healthy Mom Equals Happy, Healthy Baby

The fourth trimester, or the first three months of a baby’s life, is filled with a tremendous amount of adjustments and milestones for the baby. These mental and physical developments during your baby’s first three months outside the womb are just as important as...

Safe Sleep for Babies: Where Should My Baby Sleep?

When you put your baby down for a nap, you expect your baby will be safe. However, tragedies can happen. Sometimes the cause is unknown, as with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In other cases, such as unsafe sleep, the cause of SIDS is clear and preventable....

Hyperprolactinemia – What is it?

When you have too much of prolactin in your blood, you can develop hyperprolactinemia. Prolactin is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland, an organ the size of a pencil eraser at the base of the brain. The hormone plays a crucial role in breast development during...

Before Pregnancy: 11 Important Ways to Prepare

What can you do to be ready for your little one? Take care of you! Before you even begin trying to conceive, you can take important steps to prepare your body and your life for a new baby. Planning for Pregnancy 1. Eat Right: Months before you begin eating for two,...

Can I Breastfeed When I’m Sick?

Many new moms ask if they can breastfeed when they are not feeling well. Good news! Even if you’re feeling crummy, in most situations, you can continue breastfeeding when you are sick. Why is it safe to continue breastfeeding when I’m sick? If you have a standard...

You and Your Baby’s First Week Together

You’ve had a baby! All the anticipation, the labor, the joy, and now your little one is home with you. No book or blog can perfectly explain your new baby, but as you get started on this adventure, let’s cover the basics of what to expect in this first week of your...