Few topics cause as many woes as The Nighttime Activities of The Newborn Baby. Sounds like a title, doesn’t it? And indeed it is. Many books have been written on this topic, and self-proclaimed experts are everywhere.
Approaches to sleep and routine problems tend to lean towards two extremes. On the one hand there is the parent-centred approach of controlled crying and sleep training, which is usually not compatible with breastfeeding and has the potential to cause emotional harm to baby. On the other hand, the completely baby-friendly and gentle parenting approach (which we lean towards), but which admittedly sometimes ignore mom’s well-being.
Our aim is to find a balance in-between, and to help you find the unique solutions that will work for your family.
Most new moms will experience some breastfeeding difficulties in the early days. Getting latching right and figuring out your baby’s needs are big tasks. Even after overcoming the initial hitches, the early weeks may be filled with many questions. How do you know your baby is getting enough? Is it normal for baby to feed this often? Why is baby restless and fussy? Is your milk nutritious enough? Should your baby not be sleeping better by now? No wonder many[...]
On demand, right? Most moms know this, but what does it mean? Surely it means to feed whenever baby is hungry? Which you would think would be every 3-4 hours, as is recommended on formula tins. The truth is that breastfeeding patterns differ from formula feeding patterns. Many mothers stop breastfeeding because they interpret their baby’s perfectly normal feeding patterns to be a sign of baby not getting enough breast milk. And psst… many formula babies also do not wait[...]