Baby Development

How to Predict Your Baby’s Breastfeeding Needs

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After giving birth, one of the most common concerns we hear from new moms is whether their baby is receiving enough milk and being sufficiently fed. Read our blog to learn some of the most common baby hunger cues that you should look out for.

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When Should My Baby Wean?

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Every breastfeeding journey is different and there is a huge variability in regards to when infants and toddlers wean from breast milk. Up until recently, pediatricians recommended breastfeeding babies until their first birthdays and then transitioning to whole cow’s milk. In 2022, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published updated guidelines for breastfeeding with recommendations to continue to breastfeed children for 2+ years, if desired. In this article we discuss FAQs about weaning breastfeeding.

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Safe Sleeping Positions for Babies

There’s an entire industry centered around infant sleep. You can purchase hundreds of different products that offer the promise of more, better, safer sleep. Bassinets, travel cribs, robotic rockers, mini-cribs, and convertible cribs. Noise machines, blackout curtains, crib warmers, and sleep sacks. Books, courses, and endless advice. When you’re a sleep deprived new parent, you might try anything to help your baby sleep longer so that you can also get some rest.

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Why Breastfeeding is Beneficial for Moms and Babies

Whether you’re nursing your baby or providing them pumped breast milk, breastfeeding is beneficial for moms and babies. IBCLC Ashley Georgakopoulos shares what those benefits are, and some of them last a lifetime. 

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Baby’s First Doctor Visit

Newborn babies should have their first doctor's appointment with their pediatrician within one to two days of coming home from the hospital, or within 24 hours of being born via home birth. Here's what you can expect at that first appointment.

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Part 8: Breastfeeding Changes for Baby and Mama

You may have noticed that your body and the baby’s habits have changed steadily since the first weeks of breastfeeding. You have probably felt that your breasts are beginning to regulate your milk and you don’t experience as much fullness as you used to. Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t making enough milk, it just means your body is doing a better job matching your baby’s appetite.

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Part 11: Solid Foods

You can begin experimenting with your baby “tasting” solid foods, but you don’t need to be giving them sizeable portions. Additionally, it isn’t necessary to supplement your baby’s diet with water, juice or cow’s milk if you are still breastfeeding.

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