Babies

The first year of your baby's life brings with it a lot of changes and challenges. Welcome aboard the most exciting ride of your life!

Get answers to your questions about all things newborns and infants, including sleep, breastfeeding, bottles, postpartum recovery and your new role as a parent.

If you get pregnant again, shortly after you quit breastfeeding, will your colostrum come in much earlier than normal? I’m talking the first few weeks of pregnancy?

Rather than pumping at work, I have my husband bring our kiddo to my office for nursing twice a day (11am, 3pm and I leave one pumped bottle from the early AM to supplement the day). Does anyone else do this? Just curious. I love it because I get to see our babe throughout the day even though I work FT. The catch is I have to interrupt work- but I would for pumping anyway.

How much sleep?

My lo is 9 months and we had a rocky start with his sleep schedule but now we get 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep, I feel like he should get more but we don't force him to sleep not even during the day we go off body signals. Is there a such thing as too much sleep?

I noticed something after I had my second child. Whenever I stretch too far I feel a pulling/tearing sensation on the right side of my abdomen and it’s painful. It may be an adhesion. Has anyone had this happen to them before?

  • Renee
    Yesterday

    Yes I do I try not to stretch

  • Ashley
    5h ago

    I only asked because I wanted to exercise a little

2 month old teething?

Have anyone experienced teething at a young age? My baby just turned 2 months and she's become more irritable and sleeping less and not as consistent as before. She's also rubbing her face a lot and biting on her hands even though she's already been fed or rejects food.

  • Anonymous
    Yesterday

    Yep. My baby started teething around that age. I was sure of it! My doctor tried to tell me that some parents just think that the extra fussiness is teething but it could be something else. However, about a week later, her first tooth popped up!

  • Tammora
    Yesterday

    My first got both bottom teeth at 4mo (I had no idea she was teething, I was randomly feeling her gums, and was surprised to see two little teeth!). So it is definitely possible. Check out Wonder Weeks as well. It is a fantastic app and book that follows and explains the many developmental leaps babies go through, and the seemingly fussy phases that that follows. I am using it for my second bab... More

Is anyone else struggling with amplified PMS since having a kid? I’ve definitely noticed that my mood and patience and ability to be kind are at all time lows the week before and week of my period. I feel like the worst mother and wife during those times. And I can see it when it’s happening and it’s like it’s out of my control to change it. And then boom as soon as my period ends I’m back to ... More

  • Kc
    Yesterday

    Yes! I was diagnosed with pmdd and they put me on antidepressants. I’m not sure if it’s working yet.

  • Natalie
    2h ago

    Yes! I go through and experience something similar! I’ve done research and I know there’s some vitamins you can take that help lessen everything? I mentioned what I go through to one of my doctors. He said it’s not normal. I have a 2 and a 1 year old. Are you on birth control? If so, what method?

Any tips for first shots? Our sweet girl got hers today and she’s cried more today than she ever has. And inconsolably. Rocking doesn’t help, paci doesn’t help, standing up and walking around works for a few minutes but that’s about it. I could really use some tips. It’s breaking my heart.

  • Mallory
    Yesterday

    Haven't tried it, but this month's Parents magazine suggested giving the baby a warm bath to help soothe her through the pain.

  • Taylor L
    Yesterday

    Tylenol, warm bath, lots of running and movement of the legs. Oh, and lots of cuddles. ❤️

Anonymous

Any good tips to get a 9 month old to sleep in their room the full night?

  • Seth
    Yesterday

    Bathe them, give about 8 oz. , put on sleepy music, rock them. Works every time. Although they might wake up around 5 ish for more food.

  • Stephanie
    5h ago

    Totally agree with Lisa. Also if you haven’t night weaned I highly recommend ending feedings overnight (I did it gradually over a few nights). After I night weaned my 8 month old, he almost slept through the night. For any wake ups, we simply checked on him, talked to him for a minute to let him know he’s safe and ok, then left the room. If he was still crying after a predetermined time (say 10... More

Hi need some advice please, I’ll be flying with my almost 1 yr old daughter. The flight is gonna be 13hrs or more... what should I expect? Any tips? TIA!!

  • Vanessa
    Yesterday

    If you breastfeed try to plan doing so during departure and arrival. This really helps with cabin pressure.

Teething

What is good for my teething baby she is 3 months and teething like crazy!!!

  • Sen
    Yesterday

    My 5 mos old daughter loves to use her Sophie La Giraffe teether. This teether helps my daughter a lot. You can buy this from target, walmart or amazon.

  • Anonymous
    Yesterday

    Anything will silicone! And Tylenol!

How do I start weaning my 14 month old off of the boob? I am so done breast feeding! He still wants a morning feed after he wakes up, and he still wants to nurse before he takes a nap. I work nights and my husband puts him to bed.

  • Clong Clong
    Yesterday

    Megan- Same boat with my 15 month old. BF wakes up, naps and nights. Won’t take a bottle and same thought i think it’s more for comfort. Mind you i tried various milk too and everytime he tries it, his looks where of someone who just gave him the most bitter drink. I’m started to wean him off the night feedings first since he wakes up and asks for the boob 🤣 i say no several times but he won’t ... More

  • Megan
    Yesterday

    My little one will sometimes wake up at night, but it’s usually in the morning and before nap. I still have yet to try the different flavor milk! Good luck on trying to wean him! I’m definitely going to try cutting his nursing time short.

My almost 4 month old next week has been taking really good nap in his crib is his own room. This was a baby that would fight naps since day one. When I started his napping routine I had him napping in his pack n play in my room. He was doing great for naps but at night he would wake up thinking it was time to play so I moved to his crib for his naps. I’m feeling like it’s time to move him in c... More

How many months can baby swim and what kind of diaper you wear for babies?

Hello everyone!! How are you guys doing? It's good if you can share your ideas here. I'm a first time momma here.

  • Dani
    Yesterday

    My son has been in Saf-T-Swim classes since he was 5 months. (They’re free under 6mo) I meant to start him sooner but didn’t get around to it. He loves it!! We also use the Pampers Splashers and we put reusable diapers over that bc it’s what Saf-T-Swim requires (and bc his reusable are adorable haha). The reusables I found on Amazon. They were pretty cheap and cute and they adjust in size so he... More

  • Brittany
    Yesterday

    We started our girls at 4 months. The earlier the better. They were the youngest in their class, but they were also the calmest. We had a few parents that were starting their kids at 18 months...they were not happy about being in the water. Also, we use Pampers. ...even if the diaper is to big (for a girl) the swimsuit holds it in place. Good Luck! I hope your little one loves the water!😀

Anyone else’s baby getting their molars and hardly sleeping?? It’s driving me crazy. He’s 15 months and he also just started walking. Please tell me he will start sleeping again😳. I’m exhausted!

  • Cathy
    Yesterday

    Molars are the WORST. We just went through it. Unfortunately for us, they came one after another so he was teething and not sleeping from 11-14 months. Invest in Motrin to keep him comfortable and wine to keep you comfortable 🍷. Hang in there Mama, once they actually breakthrough he will sleep better.

  • Christina
    Yesterday

    Motrin. I’m still waiting for the last set of upper molars to come through. Almost 3.

What helped your milk supply? Im exclusively pumping right now for my baby in the nicu and im not getting much. Im eating lots of oatmeal, greens, water, milk, and granola as well as taking upspring fenugreek+blessed thissle supplement. Not really doing much...any other suggestions?

  • Loquai
    Yesterday

    Meditate. If your lil one is in the NICU you are probably stressed. If you can relax, do it. Whatever you do to relax do it

  • Joanna
    Yesterday

    If available, try the hospital grade pump.

What are the most supportive nursing bras you’ve loved? I’m just barely four months pregnant and my breasts have doubled in size, the weight and strain of them is triggering daily headaches and migraines 😣

  • Brittany
    Yesterday

    I love Cake Maternity. They are very comfortable. 👍🏻

  • Anonymous
    Yesterday

    I like bravado. They have different styles and all are good for different reasons - some for sleeping, etc.

For all the breastfeeding mothers out there, how did you wean your child off? Any tips... pleaseeeeee helpppppppp!

  • eraspa
    Yesterday

    We weaned at 15 months and we’d been gradually dropping feedings until he only nursed before bed. Then we replaced that with a zippy cup of water while reading in our bedtime routine so he’d still get to cuddle and have a little something to drink. He was old enough that he had no problem with it though he still likes to put his face in my chest for comfort 5 months later

  • Eboni
    Yesterday

    It took me 6 months to wean my son. One night I just kept saying “no boobie”. The next night he said “no boobie?” and then went to sleep

I have an 11 month old that will not eat baby food or table food( been trying since he was 7 months). The most he will do is a few tiny spoon fulls. He will not willing open his mouth for food but will when I brush his teeth. Any advice on weening him so he will be ok in daycare? He also won’t take a bottle or pacifier.

  • Dani
    Yesterday

    Food-wise, my son wasn’t having it with table food fed to him. I just cut things up small and put them in a bowl that suctions to his tray and let him have at it. It’s only been a week or so but it’s slowly getting less messy haha! I found the bowl helped bc when I just put the food directly on his tray (whether just a few pieces or a bigger pile) he would either play with it or throw it all of... More

  • Patricia
    Yesterday

    Kelly I have the same problem with my 18 month old daughter, and all she eats is fruits, fries, chicken nuggets and cookies(not much nutritionist) however I also address this her ped and he wasn’t concerned at all he told me that she growing nicely, she is taller and weights a bit more than average kids her age. We laugh and said made it’s something in my breast milk. I also meant her taking mu... More

My daughter is a very active sleeper. She co-sleeps on a mattress on the floor because she will

wiggle right off of a bed and she hits her head on the walls of a crib and gets her arms and legs stuck and will wake up crying. She also crys occasionally in the night but just needs a hand on the back or a minute on our chests. I am in need of suggestions on where or what she can sleep in.

  • Joanna
    Yesterday

    We use a wearable blanket or sleep sack so his legs don't get stuck. You can try crib bumpers too if they aren't trying to use the bumper to climb out.

  • Ashley
    Yesterday

    My son is the same way. He had him swaddled until he started to roll over then we got breathable crib bumpers on amazon. They are padded unlike the breathable mesh. Now we he rolls and stretches it saves his arms and legs from going through the rails and when he would hit his head he hits the bumpers and no longer cries. The pediatrician told us that some babies are just crazy movers while they... More

Anonymous

This might be the dumbest question.... but how am I supposed to know if my 5 mo old has a cold or is teething? Aren't the symptoms similar? :( We've been traveling, yet he's been drooly and chewing on things..... could be either?

  • Tara
    Tuesday

    Why not hedge your bets? My nearly 5m old (v young to start teething but his sis was the same) is drooling and chewing on anything and everything, and can be v congested in the evening too. I do teething toys, and in evening, put him in steamy bathroom (‘naked time’), saline nasal spray, vapo rub before bed. He’s doing Ok. Good luck!

  • Megan
    Yesterday

    Snot coming out of the nose, fussy, fevers that come back too quickly in spite of medicine, & has trouble sleeping typically means something is wrong as in illness. When my 10mo son teethed he did get fever every now & then & was fussy but he didn’t have trouble sleeping & the fever would break & wouldn’t return with medicine. My son has recently gotten sick w/ 5 different ... More

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