Ouch! Your nipples can really hurt during the first few days of breastfeeding. The word "tender" is a major understatement. And it's hardly surprising - your nipples are completely unprepared for their new role. But it will get better and the pain will pass.
Naturally, you can feed your baby solely vegetarian food, but it's important that you have the necessary knowledge about such a diet.
It's frustrating - and worrying - when you can't get pregnant, despite trying for months and months. Many people tell you it will happen if you don't think about it. But just not thinking about it is impossible.
After three months spent cocooned with your baby on the sofa, you're ready to move into a new phase with your baby.
How do you know if it's started? There's a sure sign; regular contractions. When the contractions get as frequent as three in ten minutes, it could be time to go.
Your newborn will eat and sleep and eat and sleep again, for the next couple of months. But a few pre-sleep rituals might help, even at this early stage.
What can you do if your child will only eat one thing, or if they won't eat anything at all? The best advice is to keep your cool. Don't make a big deal out of it if your child is fussy or flatly refuses to eat.
At parent groups, there's room for celebration, laughing and sharing successes and frustrations over a cup of tea. In short, they can be sanity savers for new parents!
It's easier said than done, to stop smoking. But expecting a baby is a really good reason to quit and maybe your best-ever motivator.
Babies don't know the difference between night and day when they're born. Naturally, this affects your sleep! However, as long as you are prepared for the situation, coping is easier than you think.
At around three to four months of age, your baby will be able to tell the difference between night and day, and that gives some hope for a more settled sleep pattern from now on. Time for some bedtime rituals and a teddy bear!
Time passes slowly when you're waiting to start labour, and even more slowly if you're overdue. But a scheduled induction can feel like both a blessing and a disappointment.