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The Alpha Parent: Timeline of a Breastfed Baby

The Alpha Parent: Timeline of a Breastfed Baby
All babies reach milestones on their own developmental timeline. A multitude of factors influence the rate of each baby’s individual growth such as genetics, form of delivery, gestation at delivery, medical issues, effectiveness of the placenta prior to delivery, and so on. However there is a persistent and understandable demand from first-time mothers for information on what is considered ‘the norm’. Breastfed babies are not the same as formula fed babies. What follows is a timeline detailing the journey of the average breastfed baby. At Birth: Given enough uninterrupted time skin-to-skin, your baby may move towards your breast and begin feeding without assistance.The first feed helps to stabilise baby’s blood sugars and protect baby’s gut (NCT).Most babies will nurse better at this time than they will for the next couple of days. During your baby's first 24 hours, he might wet his nappy only once or twice (Fredregill 2004). Day 3: Feel that you are having a tough time? Day 4: 3 months:

Winter Maternity Session Dec Winter Maternity Session Things have been going non-stop since September and I realized I have NOT kept up this blog at all. I do not like Facebook's resolution so I hope I can stay on top of this so that clients and friends can see my photos in better quality! Yesterday I had a fun and easy going Maternity session with soon to be first time parents M and S. Posted 29th December 2010 by Melissa Champagne Labels: maternity Add a comment Champagne Photography Magazine Loading Concept to Reality: Jackson’s Nursery | small shop [a brand styling studio] by Erika Brechtel A nursery fit for a little king Many thanks to Paloma Contreras and High Gloss Magazine (pages 48-49) for the opportunity to share with their readers all the fun I had with the baby shower and nursery for the cutie pie! He did arrive into the world bright blue eyed on May 13th, 2011, all safe and sound!! As a follow up, here are a few photos we took of the nursery, and the original concept board. Didn’t his mommy do a fantastic job bringing it all to life? For sources, please visit the original post here. [ snuggly bedtime reading spot ] [ Melanie of Plum Cushion always does a beautiful job ] [ the little lion's mane mirror and giraffe-like lamp are perfect! [ great IKEA hack! [ a Lucite tray in tan zebra from Erin Condren couldn't be more perfect ] [ an animal in the kingdom ;o) ] [ the little king ] We just finished up his baby announcement, and I’ve got a few others to share in a post to come! Photos and styling by Erika Brechtel

Sidetracked: Nursery Fun! | small shop [a brand styling studio] by Erika Brechtel Already coming into the world in style Recently a dear friend asked me to help her with the nursery for her bun-in-the-oven. Knowing that this friend is particularly stylish (and particular), I was excited about the challenge. We have much the same taste, with hers trending more traditional and classic. With that in mind, I set out to create a world for the little lucky guy that was A) playful yet sophisticated, B) easy to obtain (i.e. retail options with few custom options as they will be moving a month after he is born), and C) budget-friendly. Our jumping off point: a large giraffe stuffed animal received for Christmas. 1. The walls will most likely be a warm tan, and curtains will be white with the mustard yellow velvet trim. OK, now back to my real job!!

Wholesome Homemade Baby Food Recipes | Make Fresh Baby Food, Healthy Homemade Baby Food is easy with new baby food recipes, solid food tips, baby nutrition & more! Creating a New Normal | Efficient Homemade Baby Food » styleberry BLOG Unlike cloth diapering, making my own baby food was something I have known I would do for years. I have a “system” (you’ll see this theme with me) for making, carrying, storing & feeding the baby food I make and it is easier than you probably think. Would you believe me if I told you that I have only made baby food about 8 times? Well, you heard it! I am a master of efficiency when it comes to this subject & I want to show you how simple it really is. I want my baby to grow up thinking it is totally normal to eat five different fruits and veggies a day. Getting my baby used to different textures is also a big part of why I make my own baby food. Some may say it is cheaper. There are a lot of fancy tools out there as companies are now capitalizing on the home made baby food market. stock pot & lid with a vegetable steamer basketblender (a good one. One of the big myths about making your own baby food is that it takes FOREVER. COOK BOOKS: I only have two.

Games for Babies - Infant Activities A few generations ago, we didn't think much about babies' brains. We knew about reflexes, such as the rooting reflex that causes a newborn to turn his head when you gently stroke his cheek. But for the most part, parents, physicians, and researchers thought of the newborn's brain as little more than a blank slate waiting to be written upon by his environment. But the more we study infants, the more we realize that their brains and senses are remarkably active, even at a very young age. Some of the clues to babies' brain development are obvious; others are quite subtle. Here are a few things you can do that will help you see the incredible ways in which your infant is able to use his brain to handle the challenges of early life. Age: Newborn Long before your baby can talk, his expressions and physical reactions tell you a lot about his personality and developing sense of recognition. Hold your baby with your left hand under his body and your right hand supporting his head.

Baby Names: September 2012 S. writes: I came across your blog a couple of months ago and have loved reading your ideas and opinions on baby names. We are due to have our first baby girl the end of October! We currently have 3 boys which we love and adore, but are thrilled to be adding some PINK to our bunch. We are having one crazy time with choosing a name that will be just right.Our boys' names are Lincoln Judd, Grant Perry, and Eli Daren. Their first names are names we liked and their middle names are family names. It looks to me as if your list is nearly wiped out: there's a good reason not to use every name on the list except Celeste. What I'd do in your shoes is brainstorm a fresh list based on your current list. Gwen and Evie make me think of Genevieve. Or if you want the nickname Evie, I might go straight to Eve---though Eve and Eli do seem too similar to me, as Evie and Eli do. Claire makes me think of Clara, Cora, Carys, Laurel, Meredith, Nora, Rose. Evie makes me think of Neve, Vivienne, Liana, Eleni.

Brewer Diet, Brewer Pregnancy Diet, Brewer Diet Pregnancy Brewer Pregnancy Diet, Brewer Diet Pregnancy The Brewer Diet is probably the best known and most researched of all the pregnancy diets. It is whole food-based and rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. Dr. Tom Brewer did extensive research on this sensible diet, which appeals to our common sense as well as proving to have measurable scientific merit. He found women who followed his pregnancy diet had 0% toxemia. Here is a breakdown of the diet: Recommended Daily: Also recommended: 5x/week: yellow or orange fruits or vegetables1x/week: liver (Worth revisiting even if it sounds less than appealing. Read about a Balanced Diet During Pregnancy Read more about Nutrition During Pregnancy Return from Brewer Diet to Healthy Pregnancy Diet

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Baby Wash Cloths {Tutorial} Today I am going to show you how to make the little baby wash cloths. These wash cloths are by far the most used item in our household that I make. I just love them! Baby Wash Cloths (8″ x 8″) Tutorial (allow 15 minutes to complete) Materials Needed: *Small scraps of cotton fabric and minky about 9″ x 9″. *Flannel scraps 9″ x 9″ to use for batting (optional). *Card stock to make an 8″ x 8″ template with rounded corners. Trace around the template onto the wrong side of your cotton fabric. Pin together the cotton fabric and minky fabric, right sides together. Use your lint roller to remove any fuzzies and spray to remove your marks. Turn right side out and iron flat. Pretty easy right? Just in case you cannot tell by the photo, I made 15 of them.