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Baby Paraphernalia: 3-in-1 Multi-Purpose Cover for Shopping Carts, Infant Carriers, and Nursing by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Tue 28 Jul 2009 12:49am When I had infants, I was never one for buying all the paraphernalia many parents think they need to be successful (see Heather’s great series Baby Essentials that Aren’t ).  One item I wish I would have had was a shopping cart cover, but I couldn’t see buying one.  Now Sprout Shell offers one that is multi-purposed, which makes it useful in s ... Read on »
What is the Difference Between a Postpartum Doula & Baby Nurse? by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 17 Feb 2011 4:02pm When I first announced to my mom that I was pregnant, she was so excited and soon proudly said, “I am going to offer you exactly what my mother offered me after Craig (my brother) was born. A baby nurse!” I graciously said thank you for that generous gift and asked if she would mind if I got a postpartum doula instead. My mom said, “ ... Read on »
Newborn Baby Tests Positive for Meth, Nurse Then Tells Mother She’s Calling Child Services, Never Looked at Medical Record by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 04 Feb 2013 8:47pm Now if this doesn’t beat all as we spend time talking about how medical records save time and issues like this one happening.  The mother then remembered her delivery and getting a shot and asked the nurse if that is why the baby had meth in it’s urine.  They had to get a caseworker and another supervisor involved to straighten this out.  This ... Read on »
Nursing a Teething baby by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 09 Jun 2009 12:17pm Teething sucks, plain and simple.  Teething a nursing baby can be a really trying time.  Babies can often feel pain trying to nurse while they are teething.  Make sure to have orajel handy.  It seems like with my son, nursing is the only time I need to use the orajel.  When I go to nurse him and he pulls back and cries, I know his gums are hu ... Read on »
Survey: 35% Of Baby Boomer Nurses Plan A Career Change In The Next One To Three Years by Highway Hypodermics .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 07 Oct 2008 7:18pm Over one-third of baby boomer nurses plan to retire in the next one to three years, find a non-nursing job, work part-time, or work as travel nurses, a new survey indicates. Conducted by AMN Healthcare, the largest health care staffing firm in the country, the survey of 1,830 nurses age 45-60 suggests that many baby boomer nurses may be facing ... Read on »
How Do I Wake My Baby To Nurse? by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 7:14pm Did you ever hear “Never wake a sleeping baby”? Well, that’s not always the case. Sometimes you will need to wake your baby to start nursing or in the middle of nursing. This is not always the easiest task. My son is one of those babies who really likes to sleep. Here are some tips on waking your baby. 1. Make Him Cold- Babies love being w ... Read on »
Nursing Helps Burn Baby Fat by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 7:14pm Congratulations you have a baby! You also feel like a deflated balloon. Yes, we all know our bodies have exta padding after we give birth. Theres not much we can do about it during pregnancy so now we need to deal with it and tke care of a newborn.  Luckily, breastfeeding moms have a headstat in this department.  Breastfeeding actually helps lose ... Read on »
Nursing an older baby by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 6:21pm Nursing an older baby brings with it new and interesting situations. One that Isaiah has recently started revolves around how he lets me know he's wanting "mommy-time". With a younger baby, usually you know based on what time it is, how long it's been since the last feeding and by their cry. Anyway, Isaiah doesn't really nurse that often. Just w ... Read on »
Shield Baby from the Sun While Nursing by Michele L. Posted Tue 21 Apr 2009 11:33pm Now that the weather is getting warmer and we're spending more time outdoors, protecting baby's delicate and sensitive skin from the sun becomes more important than ever. But if you're nursing, time spent outdoors watching the older kids also means a little more risk of exposure. Why not conquer both problems with a fun breastfeeding hat from Mo ... Read on »
Cross-Nursed Baby Moses Is 6 Months, And Still Breastfed By Community by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 11:11am Most people responded positively to the Baby Moses story. His mother died of a rare condition shortly after birth. And not only did he and his family find support from the community in their grieving, they also found a network of women to breastfeed him throughout the day, every day. Now Moses is 6 months old. And you know what? He’s still ... Read on »