Keep your eyes on the big picture, Mom! There will be good and bad days ahead, but keep your eye on the prize. Soon these days will be nothing but memories!
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I want that! When your baby shows interest in your food, it’s a good sign she’s ready for cereal. These are the special milestones to look for. Yay!
The Big Question: How often do I need to breastfeed? Your sweet baby needs breast milk around 8-12 times within 24 hours. You will know he has had enough at each feeding when your baby continues to turn his head, loses interest in eating, or falls asleep. Be happy because he is satisfied and full. Trust him to set the pace.
Have your child hide. Count to 10. When you find her, hug her and spin her with joy! Then let her find you and hug you back.
Hungry again? No problem! Whenever your baby is hungry, you can breastfeed almost any time and almost anywhere. You can feel confident that you’re doing right by your sweet baby.
If she turns her head away, gently stroke her cheek on the side nearest your breast. Coo and smile at your baby before trying and latch on again. Let her hear you and feel your touch. You make a great team, Mom!
Latching on–Latching off will become easier with practice and time. If he turns his head away, gently stroke his cheek on the side nearest your breast. Coo and smile for him to try again.
Focus on the little successes. Very seldom do we get things on the very first try. Breastfeeding is no different. Did it take fewer tries for her to latch on today? Did she latch on more quickly? Don’t wish for perfection. Just celebrate the positive small things in your journey with your baby.
When chiseling your child’s future, consider the impact of television on your child’s life. When the TV is off, children learn to entertain themselves. They learn to dream their own dreams. They learn to work with others. Your child doesn’t need a television or computer screen to make him happy. He needs you to believe in him and to turn off the TV.
Grandmas and grandpas love our kids so much, and sometimes the candy bowl is an easy way to show that love. If she’s treating your child to too many sweets, gently ask her to show her love with a hug or reading her a story. Even sweeter.