Newbies

Newbies

Join us as we guide new mothers through their baby’s first year of life. Newly postpartum moms celebrate the excitement of becoming new parents, as well as the emotional and physical struggles of recovering from childbirth and caring for a newborn baby. The show is part of the Parents On Demand Network.... Show More

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As a new breastfeeding mom, one of your top objectives is to establish a good milk supply for your growing baby. How often should you nurse to bring in your supply? How important is skin to skin contact with your baby? What can you do to help regulate an oversupply so you don't feel engorged? Moms with new babies speak out about what worked best for them!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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The addition of a new baby is supposed to be a happy time, right? However, a new study suggests the birth of your first child could be more stressful and lead to more unhappiness than unemployment, divorce or death? What? How is that possible? What are the most common stressors new parents experience? And how can you overcome those issues and experience more happiness and stability?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.... Read more

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August 8, 2019 41 min

If your baby seems irritable or she's having a hard time sleeping, you may want to consider swaddling. After all, it just makes sense that your child would feel most comfortable in an environment similar to she felt while being cradled in the womb, right? How do you successfully swaddle your baby? What type of swaddles typically work best? And do all babies really need to be swaddled? Plus, what safety precautions should you take t... Read more

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August 1, 2019 34 min

You remove your baby's diaper and see redness everywhere- perhaps even bumps and open sores! What's causing your baby's diaper rash? Could it be the diaper, or some other form allergy or irritation? How should you clean the area to reduce any discomfort for your baby? And how can you treat the rash and (hopefully) prevent it from happening again?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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New babies spend half their day sleeping. Nice, right? Knowing the best sleep environment for your baby will not only keep them safe, but it will result in better sleep so both you and baby can be well-rested. Where should (and shouldn't) your baby be sleeping? What should you look for in a crib and crib mattress? And what should our babies be wearing when they go to sleep?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoi... Read more

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Giving birth to your baby is usually pretty messy, right? So, it's only natural we would want to bathe our babies immediately. But could there be benefits to delaying that first bath? And when you do decide to bathe your new baby, how should you do it? Should you buy a special baby tub, or perhaps bathe with your baby? And what about those strange baths in the kitchen sink?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoi... Read more

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When your baby is born, you examine every inch of its tiny, little body. And you may find some things you didn't expect such as a birthmark or stork bite. What do these marks actually mean and what causes them to appear on your baby? Plus, learn how to properly care for your baby's umbilical cord and belly button after birth.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Sometimes after birth we don’t feel like ourselves, but eventually those feelings resolve. For some women, their postpartum time is filled with anxiety and compulsions, racing thoughts and sometimes voices in their heads, hallucinations and even violent behaviors. How are these conditions diagnosed? And what kind of impact can it have on the entire family?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Babies are supposed to cry, it's how they communicate with us. But what do you do when your baby is crying constantly? Could your baby have colic? What exactly is colic and why does it happen? And what natural remedies can you use to help soothe your baby so you both can get some much-needed rest?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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June 20, 2019 36 min

You birthed your baby, and then you birthed your placenta. So, now what do you do with it? The hospital could whisk it away and discard it as hazardous material, or you could take it home with you... and perhaps eat it. What? It's true and moms all over the world (including some in our studio) are convinced it helped them after childbirth.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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June 13, 2019 38 min

When you go to the pediatrician, they take all sorts of measurements and track your baby's progress through infant growth charts. So, who created these charts and how are averages determined? Do breastfed babies grow any differently than formula-fed babies? And what does the term "failure to thrive" actually mean?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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You recently had a baby and your transition into motherhood may leave you a little puzzled. Who are you, now that you're a mom? How do you shift between caring for yourself, your partner and this new little being that just came into the world? How do you discover your new identity?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Having a sick baby can be a terrifying experience for new parents. It's hard to know exactly what to do when your little one's fever is rising and they can barely breathe because they're so congested. So, how can you help your baby feel better (since you can use medication)? And how do you clear all the snot and boogers from your baby's nose so they're more comfortable? And what's the general rule when it comes to babies and fevers... Read more

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Bringing home a baby is a major life-changing event. As parents, we are all adjusting to a new baby and a new identity. This inevitably impacts our relationship with one another as well as with family and friends. What are the common stressors that trigger how we interact with other people? How can we communicate our feelings in a healthy and constructive way without creating distance? And what are some ways we can create reasonabl... Read more

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May 16, 2019 47 min

Sometimes unexpected events during childbirth can wound a new mother. The physical scars fade, but emotional trauma can produce feelings of helplessness, shame, and defeat. How can a mother process these emotions and even embrace them as moments of courage and strength, rather than weakness? And how can loved ones support mom during this important transition?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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The emotional stress of losing a child can quickly overcome any parent. But, did you know there's scientific proof that it can have a profound physical impact on parents as well? Moms not only can experience a broken heart, but their arms can literally ache if they're not able to hold and comfort their child, regardless of their age when their child passes away. Today, you'll hear from a mom who experienced this firsthand, and now ... Read more

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May 2, 2019 36 min

If you have a newborn, then you're no stranger to your little one's weird, jerky movements. Thankfully, those crazy moves are completely normal. In fact, these infant reflexes are designed to protect your baby and keep him safe. So, what can you expect as a new parent? What happens during the moro reflex, sucking reflex and the root reflex? Will your child always have them or will they eventually go away?Learn more about your ad ch... Read more

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Caring for a toddler is both an exciting and challenging adventure, for any parent. If you're struggling with postpartum depression or another postnatal mood disorder, this transition may seem completely overwhelming. So, how can you better prepare yourself? How do you manage your child's temper tantrums when you might be on the verge of doing the same thing yourself? We'll explore some tips to help give you more structure to help ... Read more

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April 18, 2019 37 min

You've heard the phrase skin-to-skin, but what about kangaroo care? How can this intimate way of holding your baby increase bonding after birth? What are some of the other benefits? How can it help with breastfeeding? And how does it ease the struggles many premature and NICU babies face?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Julia was born in South Korea, but was adopted and raised by a white family. Now that she has her own child—the first biological relative she’s ever known—she’s rethinking her relationship with her own family, and on a search to find her birth mother.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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