Securing the right childcare can be a difficult process. There are many factors to consider, like the personality of the provider, cost, hours of availability, location, child-to-teacher ratios, flexibility, and a general fit with your family. What shouldn’t matter is how your choice is perceived by your neighbors or friends.
A question LMS nurses are often asked is, “What foods should I stay away from when breastfeeding?” The answer? None.
Not sure how this started, but conventional wisdom keeps reinforcing the myth that spicy foods, gassy foods and acidic ingredients make for a fussy baby. This is just not true. Breastmilk is made from what passes into mom’s bloodstream, not by what goes into her stomach or digestive tract. That’s why alcohol would affect baby, but spicy Tandoori would not.
Babies spend most of their lives sleeping. And with all the information out there for new parents and the universal truth that babies should not be put to sleep on their bellies, helping baby to do something so natural and safe should be the easiest thing in the world. Right?