Category Archives: Child Development

Low Milk Supply? A Tale of Two Mothers  

Once upon a time, there were two pregnant friends. The friends were so excited about having children together. I will call one friend FA as in Friend A one FB as in Friend B. J Of course, I am rooting … Continue reading

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Take Baby Steps

Dear New Mama, I just hung up the phone with you.  I want to make sure you heard what I said and take it in your heart. You are doing a great job!  You are not a bad mom because … Continue reading

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Dear New Mama and Papa

Dear New Mama and Papa, Congratulations on your dear new little one!  I am so excited for you. There are always so many wonderful things about cuddling a newborn – getting to know your new little person, baby smells, baby … Continue reading

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Night Limits, Nighttime Breastfeeding or Night-Weaning

Sleeping through the night is one of those things like walking or first teeth… it happens at different times for each child and there is really nothing we can do about it.  It also seems to happen in a fashion … Continue reading

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Growing Family – Sibling Perspectives

Congratulations on your pregnancy or soon to be adopted baby! I have several friends moving from one to two children or two to three more children. I have been trying to think about what advice helped me and what didn’t … Continue reading

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YOU and your baby are the experts on sleep.

Not getting any sleep?  Don’t buy into the sleep “expert” trap!  You and your baby are the real experts. I googled “baby sleep books” and this is what I found… The Baby Sleep Book by William and Martha Sears, No … Continue reading

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Sensory Processing and Breastfeeding

We all know about “the five senses”. They are smell (olfactory), taste (gustatory), touch (tactile), sight (visual), and hearing (auditory).  Did you know that there are at least three more that we know of? These are proprioception, vestiular and interoception. … Continue reading

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Ouch! Baby bit me.

A common concern parents have with breastfeeding is biting. If you haven’t been bit, know that not all babies end up biting.  If you have been bit, the first step is often to determine if the baby is biting out … Continue reading

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Body, Boundaries and Babies

As parents, I think most of us want our children to have a healthy sense of body image, body boundaries and listening to their own intuition.  All children should feel safe and supported regarding their bodies and sense of self. … Continue reading

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Baby starting solids… starting weaning…

Starting solids is an exciting time for parents and always makes for great photos too.  But as each child has their own temperament and interest in foods, parents will have very different experiences each go around.  When it came to … Continue reading

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