Babypalooza

5 Things to Know About Breastfeeding

You hear it everywhere: Breast Is Best. But then your friend tells you she just couldn’t make enough milk. And your sister-in-law says that her nipples bled. So you begin to wonder if you can make it work. The fact is that 95% of mothers can produce all the milk their babies need if they just get off to the right start. What is the right start? I’m glad you asked. These five steps will help to ensure that you and baby have as much success as possible breastfeeding.

G Glenni Lorrick

6 Ways to Help a New Mom

Before you show up to the doorstep of your friend that's just given birth, here are a few tips that will make the visit to the new mom enjoyable for everyone. Before you show up to the doorstep of your friend that's just given birth, here are a few tips that will make the visit to the new mom enjoyable for everyone.

  Meghan Ratliff

Postpartum Belly Binding

Belly binding is one technique that can help facilitate post-partum healing. Just as it sounds, the practice refers to wrapping or splinting your abdomen. The “mummy-tummy” as it is often referred to, is not just an appearance issue. This stomach bulge is often the result of a separation of the stomach muscles known as diastasis recti. Belly binding is one technique that can help facilitate postpartum healing after childbirth. Just as it sounds, the practice refers to wrapping or splinting your abdomen. Wrapping refers to using a long piece of fabric or wrap to support your core, while splinting offers the benefits of binding in a premade fitted option. In general, splints are medical-grade support tools. There are many different types of splints on the market, so you’ll need to look carefully at sizing and usage guidelines to find your fit.

  Meghan Ratliff

Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie in Babies

Pediatric dentist, Dr. Richard Baxter shares expert advice about tounge-tie and lip-tie, two oral conditions that can cause problems particularly in breastfeeding babies. Pediatric dentist, Dr. Richard Baxter shares expert advice about tounge-tie and lip-tie, two oral conditions that can cause problems particularly in breastfeeding babies.

  Kim Hildenbrand