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Dr. Liza Kunz Dr. Kunz
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What are some good breastfeeding tips for new moms?

Dr. Liza Kunz Dr. Kunz
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What are some good breastfeeding tips for new moms?

Hard work: Breastfeeding is hard work. Don't let yourself get discouraged. If you are not getting a good latch it will hurt more. If you have questions, see a lactation consultant! ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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What are some good tricks for breastfeeding?

Just FYI: Insurance usually pays for a lactation specialist/consultant. That is the best way to take care of all of your lactation problems and tricks. Congrats on the be baby and good luck. ...Read more

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What are some good tips for transitioning my baby to daycare?

What are some good tips for transitioning my baby to daycare?

Practice with others: If you are the main caregiver, it is wise to allow your baby to spend some time with other people (a grandparent or friend). This will help to ease the transition to his/her care with a less familiar individual. Also, if you are breast feeding, be sure to slowly introduce your baby to taking a bottle for ease of transitioning to bottle feeding well before your baby will leave the home. ...Read more

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What are some tips for creating a safe nursery?

What are some tips for creating a safe nursery?

Safe crib: An approved safe crib 1st. Make sure all toys are safe. Avoid window treatments with cords or drapes that can smother. Ability to hear your baby either monitors or close proximity. A smoke and co2 detector is always wise. ...Read more

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What are some good tips for traveling with my baby?

What are some good tips for traveling with my baby?

Patience: Journey with baby before his longest nap, or evening just before his nighttime sleeping stretch. Replicate home schedule of feeding & napping, without being a slave to routine. If you're traveling through time zones, anticipate baby will likely have restless sleep or crankiness. Keep yourself rested & well fed. Traveling with baby is tiring. Accept help when offered. Find joy in the small moments. ...Read more

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What are some tips for keeping my calm with a new baby?

What are some tips for keeping my calm with a new baby?

Breath deep: Try to understand what's happening and treasure patience, love and understanding, . ...Read more

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What are some tips for weaning my infant?

What are some tips for weaning my infant?

Gradual: If weaning from breast milk to formula, pumping and mixing the two in a bottle with a gradual increase in the concentration of formula can be helpful. This gradual approach also works for the transition to cows milk after one year of age. ...Read more

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What are some good tips for home care of a baby with rsv?

What are some good tips for home care of a baby with rsv?

Suction: I agree with dr. Roberts - lots of suction with saline to loosen the mucus. Some babies with rsv-induced bronchiolitis will wheeze and some will improve with asthma medicines. Your doctor may recommend that. The copious mucus can be really problematic, though, and getting that loose (with saline, with warm baths, or with a humidifier) and get it out may be the most helpful. ...Read more

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What are some healthy dieting tips for an expecting mother?

What are some healthy dieting tips for an expecting mother?

Get: A nutritionist. Eat no processed foods, no caffeine, nicotine, sugar. Eat a raw vegetable based diet with some protien as well....For a couple tips. ...Read more

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What are some helpful, non-essential items that are nice to have for my baby's nursery?

What are some helpful, non-essential items that are nice to have for my baby's nursery?

A good rocker: A really comfortable rocker is nice to help you get through long nights of being up constantly nursing. ...Read more

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What are some tricks for breastfeeding multiples?

What are some tricks for breastfeeding multiples?

Patience: If there is a good lactation consultant in your area, contact her! if there are support groups for mothers of twins and triplets, also contact them. They can be invaluable! it is possible to nurse multiples...Pace yourself, ask for help, and if you have to supplement it is ok! be sure ou are eating and drinking enough to keep up supply and that you have down time. You rock! ...Read more

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What are some tips for getting my baby to take medication?

What are some tips for getting my baby to take medication?

Follow with a feed: The medication often tastes badly and so babies don't like to swallow it. Give the baby the medicine and then immediately allow them to feed. This helps them swallow the medicine. ...Read more

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What are some good fitness tips for pregnancy?

What are some good fitness tips for pregnancy?

Aerobic exercises: Aerobic exercises are great for pregnancy -- walking, stair-machine, recumbent or upright bicycle, swimming, low-impact aerobics. Clinical studies have also shown women who exercise have fewer problems with excessive weight gain during their pregnancies and also easier labors! ...Read more

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What are some tips for eco-friendly parenting?

What are some tips for eco-friendly parenting?

Numerous: Read dr. Greene's book: raising baby green, use cloth or compostable diapers, breastfeed, wear your baby, use organic products, minimize buying stuff in general, buy secondhand, join supportive parenting groups like holisticmoms.Org. ...Read more

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What are some tips for convincing a good friend to stop smoking?

What are some tips for convincing a good friend  to stop smoking?

Probably just stop.: There are many ways to do this and to fail at doing this, but the most common way people seem to quit is to just stop on your own. Apparently, up to three-quarters of ex-smokers of any substance report having quit without assistance ("cold turkey" or cut down then quit), and cessation without professional support or medication may be the most common method used by ex-smokers. ...Read more

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What are some tips for dealing with infant loss?

What are some tips for dealing with infant loss?

You can be sad: Allow yourself to grieve. You need to allow yourself the liberty and time to feel sad about your loss before you can move on. This is a normal stage of mourning. ...Read more

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What are some tips for taking care of a infant with rsv?

What are some tips for taking care of a infant with rsv?

Supportive care: Rsv is a virus that causes lots of congestion in the nose and lungs. Infants with RSV require frequent nasal suctioning with a bulb syringe and nasal saline. They also benefit from fluids (breastmilk, pedialyte, or formula), humidifier in their room, acemtaminophen or Ibuprofen for fever, and sleeping in an upright position (30 degree angle in crib or being held by an adult). ...Read more

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What are some good organic recipes for an expecting mother?

What are some good organic recipes for an expecting mother?

What does she like?: Plenty of protein, Especially, avoid the very salty stuff. Pregnant moms need plenty of iron -- many foods "rich in iron" other than meat actually have very little, so be savvy. ...Read more

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What are some tips for infant car safety?

What are some tips for infant car safety?

1. Get car seat.: 2. Read manual for car seat. 3. Install seat according to manual. 4. Install baby in seat according to manual. 5. Drive carefully. 6. Do not forget to uninstall baby from car seat before exiting the vehicle when you get to your destination. 7. Look both ways and watch your step when carrying baby away from vehicle. ...Read more

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What are some tips for dieting safely?

What are some tips for dieting safely?

Eat less exercise mo: First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used 4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost. Eat less,exercise more. It's mainly cues/triggers making us automatically eat wrong stuff. Learn from mistakes on why that didn't work out. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/1708440999?token=378a5145 ...Read more