Rooted in Wellness is a blog for expecting and new parents with honest answers, advice, stories, and articles around growing your family.
Breastfeeding is a natural and beneficial way to nourish and bond with your baby. While every breastfeeding experience is unique, there are several common techniques that can help facilitate successful breastfeeding. Here are five of the most common positions to breastfeed:
Recovering from a C-section can be a challenging process, both physically and emotionally. It's important to take care of yourself during this time and give yourself the time and space you need to heal. If you have any concerns or questions, be sure to talk to your doctor, midwife, or reach out to a specialist.
Speech and language disorders are more common than people think, and early identification and intervention is key. Learning and implementing a few strategies to promote speech and language skills with their babies from a young age can help parents feel confident, empowered, and prepared if any concerns arise.
At first, it can seem overwhelming when you think about introducing a second language to your child, but the more support you find for yourself, the easier it will get. It does take time and effort, but a second language is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children.
Growing, delivering and caring for a newborn is both physically and emotionally demanding. When a new mother feels drained and depleted, she's often told that it’s normal and part of the course simply because it’s so common. The notion of self care is often cast aside and shadowed by the ongoing tasks of feeding, cleaning and tending to the child’s needs. Energy falters, moods suffer, and physical ailments can appear.
Within the first few days, your nipples may feel sore or tender which can happen just as baby latches, but it should go away within the first minute and eventually stop. However, pain that is severe or continuous (you are cringing and your toes are curling!) and doesn’t go away is a sign that there is a problem.