As a nurse, many parents have asked me to give them tips on comforting and soothing their crying baby. It can be very frustrating and exhausting for parents to hear their baby cry. If you find your frustration climbing, take a break and ask for help. How can I soothe and comfort my crying baby?… Continue reading Comforting your crying baby: Swaddling and other tips
During the early days after birth, some babies and mothers need time to learn to breastfeed. Your baby might be sleepy and may need some help to feed. You may need to wake your baby to breastfeed; holding your baby skin-to-skin or changing your baby's diaper can help to wake your baby. As you baby… Continue reading Breastfeeding: Watch your baby not the clock
It's normal for babies to cry. Did you know that babies cry an average of 2 to 2 1/2 hours a day? Crying peaks at 2 months then gradually decreases by the 4th to 5th month. Your baby may cry for long periods for no apparent reason. This does not mean your baby has colic.… Continue reading Why do babies cry?