Advice & Tips

I was so convinced that my vagina would be demolished after childbirth that I spent close to $100 on a makeshift repair kit: plus- size adult diapers, perineum-shaped ice packs, and Tucks antiseptic wipes. Although labour was an insane thirty-six hours, with an epidural that ONLY froze my legs (thank you, modern science), my vagina
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As a paediatric allergist I am constantly answering questions from friends, relatives, patients and colleagues about introducing allergens to babies. Many people have heard that it’s important to introduce them early, but aren’t clear on exactly why or how to do so. I strongly encourage early introduction of the major allergens, including milk, eggs, peanuts, tree
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You’ve taken a prenatal class, packed your hospital bag and installed the carseat. You’re all set and ready to meet your baby! But have you thought about what you’ll do when they actually get here? Just like creating a birth plan can help set you up for a positive birth experience, creating a postpartum plan
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There is literally no job more thankless than caring for an infant, so try not to take it personally—and look for the subtle signs of baby’s love. When your newborn is screaming in your face and nothing you’re doing is helping, it can lead you to the question of whether your baby hates you—to which
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Until you’ve parented a baby, the idea of holding one can send you into a nervous sweat. Here’s what you need to know. Before I had my own kids, holding other people’s babies had me breaking out into a nervous sweat. Because, confession: I didn’t actually know how to hold a newborn, beyond supporting the
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Nursing your baby can feel like the Mount Everest of early parenthood, but many moms agree it gets better with time. Between latching and tongue-ties, too much milk or not enough, engorgement and leakage, and will-breastfeeding-make-my-boobs-sag worries, there was no shortage of breastfeeding questions among the new moms I’ve talked to. Some sobbed through cracked
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