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Adventures in the NICU: Jaundice

Adventures in the NICU: Jaundice

No parent ever wants to see their baby in the NICU. Ever. No matter the circumstances. However, it’s a reality many of us face. When my son was born, I’ll admit, I didn’t know that I was supposed to wake him up to nurse every two to three hours for the first couple of weeks. [...]

Bringing Home Baby: Ryleigh’s Baby Sister

Bringing Home Baby: Ryleigh’s Baby Sister

When we found out that we were expecting, my husband and I wondered what sex our little bundle would be, but not Ryleigh, my (then) 4-year-old daughter. She said that she was going to have a baby sister. We waited, not so patiently, for the first 20 weeks to pass until it was the day [...]

Breastfeeding in the Beginning

Breastfeeding in the Beginning

Breastfeeding is natural. Breastfeeding is instinctual. Breast is best. We’ve all heard the catch phrases. What many fail to tell us as brand new mamas is that sometimes it can be really hard. Sure, babies are born with a natural instinct to seek out the breast and suck for comfort, but they aren’t always born [...]

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