Day 8 Aunt Lysa Like I said before we made it through out the entire day without nursing aside from nap-time. And just a few minutes of crying for night-night after waking but no tantrum was thrown. I knew from the start that bedtime would be the most difficult to wean. When I think … Continue reading Weaning Bean, 40 days and 40 nights
Day 6 Nurse every 2-3 hours While I was in the hospital after giving birth to Bean, a lactation nurse came to my room to see how the feeding was going. She told me that I needed to nurse my son every 2-3 hours. As a labor and delivery nurse I tell this to … Continue reading Weaning Bean, 40 Days and 40 Nights
Back in the early 2000's, Memphis had the highest infant mortality rate in the country. 20/20 aired a documentary titled Babyland to shed light to the local crisis. The number of babies who did not live to see their first birthday was comparable to those in third world countries. Since that time, we have seen … Continue reading Community Baby Shower
Do you have baby fever? Are you considering becoming pregnant? Could you possibly become pregnant? If you answered yes to any of these questions how about getting a bit of preconception counseling from yours truly. One of the many advantages to having a planned pregnancy is the fact that you are able to make sure … Continue reading 5 things you should do before pregnancy
Shout out to all of my c-section mommies! You’re often left out of the birthing stories but you have your own very special stories to tell. As a labor & delivery nurse, I all circulate in the OR. I am there with my patients every step of the way and witness how incredibly brave you … Continue reading Hello c-section moms
Once a year we ladies have the pleasure of visiting the gynecologist. Some women go on their birthday every year as not to forget. While others, myself included, procrastinate until December and then cram in an appointment before the end of the year for insurance purposes. The thought of getting naked and throwing your … Continue reading 10 things to know before your OBGYN appointment
Many times when a woman is asked why she stopped breastfeeding her newborn her answer is “I wasn’t making enough milk”. Although this is the case for a few women, the majority of women do make enough milk for their babies. Remember, we are mammals and our bodies were made specifically to make nutrition for … Continue reading Is my baby getting enough milk?
When is the last time you had a nice plate of (insert favorite meal here) and you plopped down on the toilet to eat it? NEVER?? Okay, how about this? When it the last time you warmed up your children’s chicken nuggets and mac n cheese, shooed them into the bathroom, closed the door and … Continue reading Breastfeeding in public