Breastfeeding is an amazing feat for any mom. For me, the first 24-48 hours of breastfeeding was difficult (engorged breasts; cracked and sore nipples; and a hungry baby that would not latch). I got through it though with the help of a lactation consultant and was able to breastfeed successfully for the first few months in addition to supplementing with formula as needed.
“Always put your children first,” an adage that every parent has heard. Turns out biologically you don’t have much of a choice! For National Nutrition Month, the Baby Safety Zone would like to focus on mom’s health during breastfeeding.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so the Baby Safety Zone wants to give you the cold hard tooth (couldn't help myself) about baby oral health. You may be thinking, “But my baby doesn’t even have teeth yet!” Actually all 20 primary teeth exist in the jaws at birth, though they don’t usually begin to show until 6 months, sometimes even until 12 or 14 months. Tooth decay affects more than 40% of children before they reach kindergarten, which can negatively affect permanent “adult” teeth. So dental care for baby begins on day one!
Do your Holiday plans include traveling with a breastfeeding baby? Put your mind at ease about what to expect when planning feedings while travelling by using these tips to plan accordingly. By following these tips, your baby is on her way to being a road warrior.
I appreciate that it provides valuable information while keeping a light-hearted and 'fun' feel. It's a great community and way to interact with other parents. BSZ is also great about remembering us dads too in posts, blogs, etc.