Getting your baby to sleep could be quite a task. Especially nowadays wherein both mothers and fathers are wage earners, sometimes it can be difficult to get your baby a good night’s sleep without your own sleep getting disrupted. You want your baby to sleep well as a good foundation for his or her health. As a parent, you also want to have a good sleep in order to be strong enough to take good care of your baby during your waking hours. You don’t want to disrupt the sleep of other’s when the baby cries at night. You just want to bring the best out in him. Continue reading
During your baby’s first 3 months, breast milk or formula will provide all the nutrition needed.
But as your infant develops physically and mentally, the feeding process will evolve. In general, babies move toward consuming more milk during each feeding, so won’t need to feed as often and will sleep longer at night.
But there will be times during the next year — and, especially, in the first 3 months — when a growth spurt increases your baby’s appetite. Continue to feed on demand and increase the number of feedings as needed. Continue reading
Breastfeeding gives your baby a headstart in life because breast milk will meet all his/her nutritional needs. It is the only food he needs from birth till six months of age when the baby starts to wean, i.e. introducing semi-solid food. Some mothers continue to breastfeed their babies even until more than six months of age. Breastfeeding can be continued up to about two years of age if the baby does not suffer from any special medical condition. Continue reading