Have you ever heard of or had heartburn? Have you ever heard of babies with such bad heartburn they cry and cry and cry and cry? These babies are so uncomfortable, miserable and unhappy. The baby’s condition can be very distressing for parents,
Dispelling Motherhood Myths about Babies and Sleep.
One of the biggest problems facing new mums is putting your bub to sleep. As a practicing clinician with over 30 years experience I’ve seen even the least confident of new mothers succeed in sleep.
I interview Cath below and I hope you enjoy her story and her interesting take on newborns. She’s so refreshing!
Cath, tell us about your career, how it all started, why midwifery, which kind of mums you’ve worked with and where you are today?
It is impossible to prepare any new parent for sleep deprivation ~ it is by far the biggest issue I see in my consulting practice. It is possible to problem solve what the problem is by sensible and practice advice,
The most common question / concern I get from new parents is about “wind”. Wind is normal is not going to be life threatening or harmful to your baby. A baby does’t get wind from too much food and you do not need to walk around the house for hours “trying to get wind up”.
Mother nature has a plan for child development and we should not interrupt her plan which includes the following very basic steps.
Your baby needs to be on the floor for all of his play time.
Baby wipes have been proven to cause dermatitis on adult skin. A newborn baby has really sensitive skin and constant wiping with the baby wipes can cause damage to the skin. If you count how many times you change a baby’s nappy and add up all the times you wipe your baby’s skin,
The hospital’s care was great, Nat got through a caesarean (Max was 12 days late and just not coming not matter what we tried) and Max was doing ok. Then 4 days later we are sent on our way. We just leave the hospital with him,
Regarding “baby led weaning”. In Australia and USA “weaning” means giving up breast feeding or nursing the baby. In the UK “weaning” means adding food to the milk diet. It’s very important for new mothers to understand that milk is the primary food for a baby under 12 months of age with food or “solids”