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My Acid Reflux Baby and What Works for Her (That No Doctor Told Me About)

My Acid Reflux Baby, Colic, Reflux Remedy

My Daughter’s Experience with Baby Acid Reflux and What Is Working for Her Now As you can tell from my post, What I Wish I Knew Before Having a Second Child, my second baby has not exactly been an easy experience for me. I believe the main reason for this is because she is a reflux baby and figuring out what was wrong and what eventually helped her took months. Acid reflux (also known as gastroesophageal reflux or GER) is when the stomach contents comes back up into the esophagus. Most people associate reflux with large amounts of vomit or …

To the Mom Who's Having More Bad Days than Good
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To the Struggling Mom Having More Bad Days than Good

To the struggling mom who finds herself thinking, “this mom thing is way harder than I thought,” I’m right there with you. I am having way more bad days than good ones lately and to be completely honest, I have some days where I wish I could just stop being a mom for a while. This is not a post where I share all the answers about how to get through the bad days. (Although I do share some reminders at the end of this post that help me a little on those days.) I wish I had those answers …

Breastfeeding vs Formula - Why I'm Choosing to Formula Feed My Second Baby Follow Up Post
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UPDATE: Breastfeeding vs Formula Feeding – Why I’m Choosing to Formula Feed My Second Baby

Breastfeeding vs Formula Feeding **Follow Up Post – How Me and Baby Are Doing Five Months into Only Formula Feeding** I want to start by saying thank you so much to all of you that read my post, Breastfeeding vs Formula Feeding – Why I’m Choosing to Formula Feed My Second Baby. Especially thanks to all of you who left comments and shared your own stories and experiences. It means a lot to me and I have felt nothing but support from all of you! I wrote that post before my baby was born and since then, I’ve received several …

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What I Wish I Knew About Having a Second Child

As I finally sit down to write a new post, I realize it’s been over a month since I’ve been able to write anything. A month! What’s happened in that month? Oh yeah, I gave birth to our second daughter and man, I was not as prepared as I thought I was for the challenges that having both a newborn and a toddler present. It’s 4:30am and I’m woken up by the cry of our second baby. She’s ready to eat. I get up, half asleep and sit down to feed her. Just as I finish feeding her, changing her …

Breastfeeding vs Formula Feeding, Benefits of Formula Feeding, Newborn Formula Feeding, Formula Feeding Chart
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Breastfeeding vs Formula Feeding – Why I’m Choosing to Formula Feed My Second Baby

Breastfeeding vs Formula Feeding? That was the question I debated early into my second pregnancy. I have now given birth to my second daughter and eventually made the decision to only formula feed her. This wasn’t the easiest decision to make, especially with how much society and doctors push us to breastfeed. For example, this is what the American Academy of Pediatrics states about breastfeeding: “Breastfeeding is a natural and beneficial source of nutrition and provides the healthiest start for an infant. The AAP reaffirms its recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for about the first six months of a baby’s life, followed …

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Csection or VBAC? That Is the Question

  Repeat Csection or VBAC – that is the question… “Your baby is breech .” Those are the words I heard during my thirty-two week ultrasound appointment with my first baby. Now, I was pretty familiar with what this meant because I was also a breech baby and knew that my mom had me delivered via cesarean section (C-section) for that reason. As my doctor further explained, the chances of my baby turning around on her own were very small so we should plan and prepare to have our baby via C-section. She did briefly talk about a method called …