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How To Deal With Babies And Gas!

How To Deal With Babies And Gas!

Sarah-Jean from @TheFashionableHousewife shares a great piece on the symptoms to watch for along with causes and treatments to resolve the issue.

14 Things to Know About Giving Birth

14 Things to Know About Giving Birth

Whether you are a mom-to-be, planning to be a mom, or maybe you want to support your wife (huge brownie points to you), this post is for you.

3 Things You Need To Know

3 Things You Need To Know About Feeding Your Baby

Did anyone else feel scared, stressed, and confused when it came to feeding your baby after birth? No? Just me? Well honestly, I was freaked out! Was she getting enough? Was she eating too much? Am I doing this right?

3 Things I Feared Before Giving Birth

3 Things I Feared Before Giving Birth

The best way I can describe birth is- full of surprises. Many of us mothers think we can plan our births, but little do they know you can’t plan much!

Top 5 “Healthy Tummy” Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician Today

Top 5 “Healthy Tummy” Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician Today

Selecting the right pediatrician for your baby requires a lot of careful consideration and research. However, once you’ve found the right one, it’s equally important to know the right questions to ask.

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12 Weird Things All First-Time Moms Worry About

By now you’ve probably seen the Luvs diapers commercial showing the first-time mom totally over-reacting and sanitizing everything, and then the second-time mom hands her kid off to the dirty mechanic.

A very big, very small revolution in babies’ health

A very big, very small revolution in babies’ health

Every day I tell patients that we are living through the fourth great revolution in medicine. The first three revolutions had to do with killing the fairly small number of viruses, fungi, and bacteria that harm us (pathogens). 

Ask Dr. Tanya: Questions about baby gut health

Dr. Tanya: Questions about gut health

It’s common to assume that if a baby is growing well, gaining weight appropriately, and reaching all of their developmental milestones, they are “perfectly healthy.” However, some health issues aren’t necessarily visible from the outside, especially

6 Lessons for the First 6 Months of Breastfeeding

6 Lessons for the First 6 Months of Breastfeeding

As a new parent, I feel like I’m learning new things constantly. There is so much to learn in the world of babies, it can feel a bit overwhelming!

The End of Breastfeeding & Lessons Learned

The End of Breastfeeding & Lessons Learned

Nine months into breastfeeding my third baby and I’m all sorts of emotions about it all. Part of me can’t wait to be done, but there’s a small part that’s sad that the baby phase of raising my little boys is almost at an end.

Does my baby need a probiotic

Does my baby need a probiotic?

So many questions from all of you mamas about baby’s tummy, including,  “Should I give my baby any supplements or a probiotic?”  Today I’ve partnered with Evivo to answer that question, as well as let you know a little bit more about how baby’s gut health

Evivo: Reclaiming the Microbiome for Newborns After Birth

Evivo: Reclaiming the Microbiome for Newborns After Birth

As a doula who supports new families in making healthy choices, I find that there are critical moments during pregnancy and the postnatal period that are not commonly addressed but have great impact on maternal, fetal and newborn

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All About Evivo

Many moms start worrying about their babies health before their baby is even born.  They want to start doing what they can as soon as possible to make sure their baby is happy and healthy.

Breastfeeding at 10 Months.

Breastfeeding at 10 Months.

No matter how prepared I think I am this third time around, there are still moments where I don’t know what the heck is going on.  When Alice decided to quit being such a good sleeper and only wants to sleep on the boob.

How to Have a Healthy Baby with Probiotics

How to Have a Healthy Baby with Probiotics

Becoming a mother has been one my of greatest achievements thus far. As great as it has been on this journey through motherhood, there have been many trial and errors.

Keeping Baby Healthy With Evivo Probiotics

Keeping Baby Healthy With Evivo Probiotics

Since becoming a mom, I spend a lot of time thinking about the best ways to keep my baby healthy.

Giving Your Baby the Best Start—From the Inside Out

Giving Your Baby the Best Start—From the Inside Out

Every parent celebrates a healthy baby who’s gaining weight and thriving, but new science suggests ways that we can also be thinking about internal milestones and how they might affect our babies for their entire lives. 

Breastfeeding, Probiotics, and Your Baby’s Immune System

Breastfeeding, Probiotics, and Your Baby’s Immune System

Breastfeeding greatly benefits your baby’s immune system.

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5 Ways To Power Boost Your Breast Milk

It’s true: Breast milk is quite the superfood. What other form of nutrition automatically changes with baby’s needs and comes absolutely free? But even Mother Nature’s genius can be improved upon now and again.

7-Ways-to-Maximize-the-Power-of-Breast-Milk

7 Ways to Maximize the Power of Breast Milk

Breast milk is the best thing you can feed your baby, but what can moms do to make it even better? Proper nutrition and storing breast milk correctly can make a difference.

Your-Baby-Gut-Microbiome

Your Baby’s Gut Microbiome: What It Is & How to Protect It

Your baby is the cutest little thing you’ve ever seen—and she’s covered with bacteria. Don’t worry, everyone is! Your microbiome is the collection of tiny organisms that live all over us.

5-Ways-to-Boost-Your-Breastfeeding-Experience

5 ways to boost your breastfeeding experience

Breastfeeding offers the best source of nutrients during the first year of your baby's life. That's why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months.

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Baby

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Baby

Today while I was getting ready it hit me. I’m preparing to have my third baby. Woah. Like that’s so crazy. It’s still hard to believe I’m a mom sometimes, much less a mom of three.

Infant nutrition tips to follow now for a healthy future

Infant nutrition tips to follow now for a healthy future

The first few months of parenthood come with a handful of unknowns. Is my baby healthy? Is my baby growing, gaining weight, and developing appropriately?

Things I Wish I Knew About Breastfeeding, with My First Baby

Things I Wish I Knew About Breastfeeding, with My First Baby.

Now that Alice is 5 months, I can confidently say that we’ve made it past the hardest part of breastfeeding.  And of course, now that we’ve figured out her gas issues and have breastfeeding down, she’s teething.  Of course.

What You Should Know About Baby's Gut Health

What You Should Know About Baby's Gut Health

In concentrating on my health the past few years, one of the things I’ve really been looking at is gut health.