When your baby wants to be Peter Pan – weight gain problems

Since our little baby was born I have been acutely aware of his weight. Initially we went for weekly weight checks at our baby-clinic to determine whether he was gaining well. It is one of the few ways to determine if he was getting enough breast milk. I even went to buy a bathroom scale … Continue reading When your baby wants to be Peter Pan – weight gain problems

Mother knows breast – benefits of breastfeeding for baby (Part 2)

“ …A little child, born yesterday, a thing on mother’s milk and kisses fed…” Hymn to Mercury (one of the Homeric Hymns written in the 6th century), translated from Greek by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Babies have been breastfed since the beginning of time. It is interesting to read about the history of infant feeding and … Continue reading Mother knows breast – benefits of breastfeeding for baby (Part 2)

Why NVD is best for baby… (Part 1)

“There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” ~ Laura Stavoe Harm At about 28weeks gestation our gynecologist completed a slip of paper for us to register at the hospital. What seems like an inconsequential tick on paper can actually be a nightmare-type-decision to make. … Continue reading Why NVD is best for baby… (Part 1)