Candid Breastfeeding Realities Only a Mom Can Tell You

Today, we’re putting a premium on experience. Because as they say, experience is the best teacher! It’s good that you’ve been reading about breastfeeding and how to effectively prepare for it, but have you ever wondered what it’s really like? Like, really really like? I’ve been exclusively breastfeeding my daughter for 17 months now and it has been a love-hate relationship. One time, she latched on for a good hour and I said to myself that it’s time to wean her off. But then, when I woke up, she had the cutest smile on her face and I completely changed my mind. What a journey it has been and I hope you also get to experience the same, Mama! Here are some things you can expect from breastfeeding which you don’t usually read in books.

Candid Breastfeeding Realities Only a Mom Can Tell You

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Moms Share Both the Messy and Rewarding Experiences of Baby-Led Weaning

Baby-led weaning (BLW) is all about letting the little ones have their own food adventures. They eat what you eat, with some baby-friendly tweaks, and you simply let them go to town. While BLW can work wonders for a baby’s dexterity, self-regulation, and independence when it comes to meal time, there is a consequence: THE MESS. You’ve probably seen it yourself. Oatmeal all over their faces, rice mostly on the table and the floor, you get the picture. How do parents deal with cleaning up after every meal, and the possibility of food going to waste? We asked three Moms to share their own firsthand experiences with BLW and the mess that comes with it.

Moms Share Both the Messy and Rewarding Experiences of Baby-Led Weaning

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8 Things My Husband Found Weird During My Pregnancy

No two pregnancies are ever the same. A woman’s body responds differently to pregnancy compared to another. While some signs and symptoms are already expected, some come as a complete surprise!

As the one who knows me very well and the one who’s with me most of the day, my husband noticed some quirks that came with my pregnancy. Some of these we talked about on a serious note, but most of these we just laughed about!

Has your husband ever found a couple of strange things with you during your pregnancy? Whether you’re currently expecting your first, second, or third child, check this list and find out if these are familiar experiences for you, too!

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Some Things to Consider When Choosing Your Baby’s Pediatrician

It does take a village to raise a child. As a first-time mom, I learned this to be true from the moment I found out I was pregnant. Our small village started with my own mother, of course, who had to rush here at home to help me while my husband was at work, and I was on bed rest for almost a month.

Eventually, our village grew bigger as my family and friends would check up on me from time to time asking me how I am, offering me tips on how to walk in this new territory that is motherhood. Now that I’m nearing my ninth month, messages would pop up asking me if there’s anything else I need for baby’s arrival! The support is inspiring and encouraging.

With this community, I learned to ask, speak out, and listen, since everything is new to me. I am amazed with everyone’s generosity in sharing their time and experiences!

When my baby comes out, this village will definitely expand. For one, we need to have a pediatrician on board. As usual, I asked my mom friends how they chose their pediatrician as this clueless mom to be needed help! I mulled over their answers, and here is the list of considerations I came up with based on their responses. If you’re also a first-time mom like me, I hope this helps you in choosing your pedia, too!

Some Things to Consider When Choosing Your Baby's Pediatrician

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