Breastfeeding may be natural, but that doesn't mean it's always easy. One of the biggest complaints from new moms is nipple pain. "If your nipples hurt, it's usually because of a poor breastfeeding latch," says Dr. Jack Newman, head of the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic in Toronto. Getting the right latch from the beginning is important for two reasons: it ensures your baby is getting sufficient milk and it prevents nipple pain. Here's how to get the right latch to increase your odds of breastfeeding success.
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Kids love candy! In fact, a recent study found that children like sugar twice as much as adults. There’s a biological reason kids are so easily hooked on sugar. Humans are naturally wired to love sweet things. Even before babies can speak, they can communicate their desire for sweetness by smiling or relaxing their face when they get something sweet. In addition to making your child feel good, a sweet taste can even reduce pain, acting like an opioid.
I can spend hours talking about the joys and challenges of raising twins (I have twin girls, and an older boy), but first I usually try to assuage an expectant mom's fears and address her main concerns about delivering multiples. Here's my two-minute pep talk about managing with twins–or more.
If you're like us, chance are you're chronically sleep deprived. As a mom, it isn't easy to get enough shut-eye. Kids wake up at all hours of the night and most are notoriously early risers. Plus, the quest for a little "me time" often keeps moms up late at night.
It's not easy to admit how scary our world can be–especially to our children. Here's how to create a street smart child without making your child fearful.