POSTPARTUM


Frequent Night Waking with Your Breastfed Baby—What’s Normal?

Thursday, October 26, 2017 By Meg Nagle
Frequent Night Waking with Your Breastfed Baby—What’s Normal? | Baby Chick

I write about sleep deprivation a lot. Why is this? Because as mothers, it is the one thing that drives us INSANE! We are exhausted. We are so tired we don’t even know what we are doing. We feel overwhelmed, over worked and underpaid. One of the reasons this is so overwhelming for us is […]

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5 Important Postpartum Vitamins

Thursday, October 19, 2017 By Kyndra Johnson
5 Important Postpartum Vitamins | Baby Chick

After child birth a woman’s body is all out of sorts. Even the most peaceful and perfect labor and delivery is sure to cause some serious hormonal changes and need for physical healing. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 600,000 American women suffer from postpartum depression each year. In addition to this, most […]

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The Difference between Postpartum Girdles and Belly Wraps

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 By Kate Horney
The Difference between Postpartum Girdles and Belly Wraps | Baby Chick

There is a lot of pressure on moms to get their pre-baby body back after having a baby these days, and postpartum girdles (or corsets) are one of the more controversial topics in the world of pregnancy and postpartum care. Celebrities like the Kardashians are promoting using corsets after giving birth and praising them as the […]

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10 Ways to Treat Engorgement and Sore/Cracked Nipples

Monday, October 16, 2017 By Nina Spears
10 Ways Treat Engorgement and Sore/Cracked Nipples | Baby Chick

Breastfeeding can be tough. For some women and babies, it’s a skill that’s picked up easily, naturally and quickly. But for many mothers–if not the majority–they don’t have that experience. There’s a lot of tears and growing pains. Both literally and figuratively. Learning how to get a good, deep latch takes time. I tell my […]

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8 Surprising (but Normal) Things You May Notice About Your Newborn

Friday, October 13, 2017 By Aimee Ketchum
8 Surprising (but Normal) Things You May Notice About Your Newborn | Baby Chick

We think we are prepared. The onesies are washed and put away in the drawers, the nursery is painted and ready, and the car seat is installed in the backseat, but once that baby comes, we realize just how much we don’t know! Here are a few tips about newborns so you are not caught […]

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5 Reasons Your Baby Wants to Breastfeed AGAIN

Monday, September 25, 2017 By Meg Nagle
5 Reasons Your Baby Wants to Breastfeed AGAIN | Baby Chick

“Do you think he is just breastfeeding for comfort?” “My mother told me that surely he doesn’t need to breastfeed so frequently.” “Why is my baby breastfeeding so much in the late afternoon? Is my supply low?” Working as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), I have heard mothers ask these questions all the […]

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10 Fitness Tips for New Moms

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 By Kate Horney
Fitness Tips for New Moms | Baby Chick

New moms have a lot to think about: when to feed the baby, what to do if they cry . . . and how to focus on fitness to get rid of those extra pounds packed on during pregnancy. There is a TON of conflicting information out there about how to lose baby weight.  If […]

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12 Postpartum Must-Haves: How to Have a Faster & Easier Recovery After Birth

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 By Nina Spears
12 Postpartum Must-Haves: How to Have a Faster & Easier Recovery After Birth | Baby Chick

All photos taken by Creative Clicks Photography As my due date approaches, I’m thinking more and more about what my labor and baby’s birth will be like. Luckily I am feeling pretty prepared and have all the things that I need. But something else that I need to prepare for is the postpartum recovery period. […]

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What are Lip Tie and Tongue Tie?

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
What are Lip Tie and Tongue Tie? | Baby Chick

Don’t ever let anyone tell you breastfeeding is easy. It’s not. It may be natural and it may be a good thing, but it is not something that either you or your baby inherently knows how to do perfectly from the start. It is a learned art form and both you and your new baby […]

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3 Things to Bring to your First Pediatrician Visit

Thursday, September 7, 2017 By Tessy Kadavil
3 Things to Bring to your First Pediatrician Visit | Baby Chick

Mom guilt, we all have it. And 99% of the time, it is unwarranted. One of the things I commonly see is when my first time moms come for their initial pediatrician newborn visit and they have forgotten something, whether it is the diapers or the pacifier or the hospital paperwork. And you see that […]

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