Adding a new baby into the family is a huge transition for everyone including siblings. We know that after the birth of a baby older siblings can really struggle with feeling left out. Some children will embrace the role of big sister or brother and happily help out with bringing diapers and bathing baby, but many will regress waking up more often in the night, whine and become clingy, or fight with other older siblings.
Readiness for solid foods is very much a developmental milestone, like taking, crawling and walking. Each baby will be ready at slightly different times, based more on their ability to eat food and to tolerate it. One thing we can rely on, is that your baby knows when she is ready!
If you are battling with low breast milk supply you may have heard about Lactation cookies. As a postpartum and infant care doula supporting families in the GTA and beyond, I am often supporting breastfeeding people with increasing their milk supply, however, I rarely make lactation cookies. The truth is, I’m always so disappointed with recipes I have find online.
As a Mom & Nutritionist, poop is one of my favourite topics and comes up in every new consultation I have with a client, big or small. You can tell so much about the health of someone by their pooping details or lack thereof. Constipation can be very common in babies. The definition of constipation is ‘a condition in which there is difficulty in emptying the bowels, usually associated with hardened feces’. This can mean that your baby hasn’t pooped, is straining to poo, or that the poo is incomplete.