CranioSacral Therapy Help Your Nursling?
recent years, there have been frequent references to CranioSacral
Therapy and other bodywork for infants who are having difficulty
breastfeeding. John Upledger, D.O., first discovered the craniosacral
system with its rhythm unique from other body systems. Although
Dr. Upledger was the first to develop CranioSacral Therapy and
many therapists have been trained in his methods, other practitioners
have developed variations. Any of the methods might be helpful
to a baby.
Breastfeeding After Your Cesarean
the United States, nearly one in four births is a cesarean
birth. Many of these cesareans are unexpected, so it is a good
idea for the expectant mother to become informed and educated
about the procedure before her baby arrives.
Steps for Effective Pumping
can be a challenge under the best of circumstances. It feels a
little strange because of the newness, it’s certainly not
as effective as a baby and it can sometimes be frustrating to figure
out. Try these tried-and-true tips to help you effectively pump.
and Ointments For Sore Nipples
The best ointment for sore nipples is readily
available and free of charge: breast milk! Express a few drops
of milk onto your nipples after feeding, and let them air dry
before covering them. If your nipples are damaged, moist healing
Through Your Baby’s Colic
Quite simply an absolute
nightmare for parents and babies alike, colic is likely to be
the first major test of your parenting skills. It is dreadful
for all concerned, but these tips should help you cope with this
difficult time. You must at all times remember that your baby
is not crying to annoy you or to punish you for something you
have not done. It is not your fault that she is suffering in this
way, nor is it hers. All you can do is to help relieve her pain.
View our 2005 series of milk supply articles by
Natural Family Online breastfeeding channel editor, Denise Altman
of www.feedyourbaby.com, and other milk supply articles published
Babies Bank on Liquid Gold
For the tiniest, sickest
babies, the choice between infant formula and breast milk can
be much more than a matter of “breast is best” —
it can be a matter of life or death. Yet while organ and blood
donation programs touch literally millions of lives across the
country every year, most families — and many doctors —
are unaware that milk banks even exist. One of two milk banks
in Texas, the Mothers’ Milk Bank is only the seventh human
milk bank in the entire United States.
a healthy, alert baby and a motivated mom, breastfeeding is usually
very successful. But what do you do if your baby decides to stop
nursing? What if your baby goes on strike?
Breastfeeding Give Your Child Cavities?
have far fewer dental cavities than those who are bottle-fed.
This includes nursing caries as well as other cavities. The unfortunate
term “nursing caries” refers to a typical pattern
of dental decay seen when juice, formula or breast milk sits in
the mouth frequently for extended periods.
Said Stop Breastfeeding? Think Again!
the years, far too many women have been wrongly told they had
to stop breastfeeding. The decision about continuing breastfeeding
when the mother takes a drug, for example, is far more involved
than whether the baby will get any in the milk.
Can Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
But did you know that breastfeeding might also lower the risk
of heart disease for your little one later in life? Research has
shown that babies who are breastfed exclusively have lower risk
factors for heart disease than those who were formula-fed. These
risk factors include lower glucose, cholesterol, C-reactive protein
(a marker for heart disease) and adiponectin levels (a protein
that affects the body’s processing of fat).
NFO Special Report
THE DEADLY INFLUENCE OF FORMULA IN AMERICA
This groundbreaking analysis from noted author, health
educator and advocate Dr. Linda Folden Palmer may be
a rude awakening for the millions of Americans who have
bought into the myth that infant formula is a perfectly
safe breast milk substitute. Read
the shocking results here.
Dr. Palmer's key finding: Using formula DOUBLES
THE DEATH RATE for American infants.
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Your Parenting Comes Under Fire
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Playdates for Parents
it ok to spoil your kids?
on Getting Kids To Sleep
My 6-month-old baby
wakes up almost every hour to breastfeed.
My baby won't nap! She fights sleep but gets fussier and fussier
as the day progresses.
Using White Noise While Babies Sleep
Write a Family Bestseller: “My Sleep Book”
Why Isn't She Sleeping at Night?
and the Family Bed
for Successful Family Beds
expecting our first baby soon and thinking about using a family
a Family Bed - Co Sleeping
Checklist For Safe Cosleeping
Top 10 Uses For a Crib (other than sleeping!)
Co-sleeping and the Media
- Using Slings
Back to Basics with Babywearing
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Slings
View our February 2004 sling review series
10 Reasons to Tell
Your Kids Stories
Help Your Hubby Support Breastfeeding
For Overwhelmed Fathers
- Save Memories of Your Children
Tell Your Stories
Top 10 Common Sense Rules
How to Help Your Marriage Survive
a New Baby
When It’s More Than the “Baby
I Yelled at My Kids
My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!
Positive Parenting Articles
10 Reasons to Tell Your Kids
Getting Kids to Organize Themselves
Top 10 Ways to Keep Your
Kids From Fighting
Ways to Get Your Kids to Talk to You
Give Your Kids Household Chores!
Encourage Children to Play Naturally
Your Kids to Cooperate
Attachment Parenting Articles
Create a Peaceful
Long Term Attachment Parenting
Can There Be Too Much? - Attachment Parenting
Parenting Style Differences
Caring vs. Caring Too Much
Learning All Day Long
Falling off the AP Wagon