Baby's First Year · Emotional Health · Parenting

Feeling stressed during the holidays?

Year after year I notice that as soon as Halloween is over, it’s all about the upcoming holiday season. The days get shorter, the sights and sounds of the holiday fill the air. The holidays are considered a time for celebrating and spending time with family and friends. This time of year can also be… Continue reading Feeling stressed during the holidays?

Baby's First Year · Breastfeeding

How can family and friends make breastfeeding a success?

After birth you and your baby will need time to learn to breastfeed.  You will also need to look after yourself and your baby. Here are some tips: Make sleep/rest a priority Limit visitors, telephone calls and other interruptions during the early weeks Ask for help when needed Accept help when offered Family and friends… Continue reading How can family and friends make breastfeeding a success?

Emotional Health · Parenting

Have you thought about your circle of support?

Whether you are expecting your first baby, or your fourth baby, all expectant parents and their partners need support.   Support comes in many forms, anywhere from the support you receive from friends to the support you may find in books or on-line. 4 areas of support are: Day-to-day help – this is the practical help… Continue reading Have you thought about your circle of support?