The Impact of a Mother’s Love on Brain Size and Development

by Nicholeon March 12,2013 in Child DevelopmentHealth and WellnessLearningResearch

Lending a voice of science and research, to what mother’s already know well, is how maternal love and support impacts and effects of a child’s brain size and growth. With the size and growth of the brain’s structures relating directly to a child’s (and the adult they will become) potential for learning, as well as […]

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Your Baby’s Breastfeeding Cues

by Nicholeon February 13,2013 in BreastfeedingHealth and WellnessLearning

This terrific new graphic developed and published by the Women’s and Newborn Services of the  Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) is offering new mothers and other caregivers a means to identify and meet a baby’s hunger cues. First and foremost a friendly promoter of breastfeeding and nursing, these RBWH tips can be used for breast- or bottle-fed […]

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Research: Breast Milk Contains More Than 700 Species of Beneficial Bacteria

by Nicholeon February 07,2013 in BreastfeedingHealth and WellnessResearch

More research dollars than ever are being put toward the discovery and a better understanding of what is already well known and promoted worldwide, that Breast is Best. And that breastfed babies are healthier and more robust babies who then grow toward being healthier and more robust adults. To understand why, researchers are looking to bacteria […]

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Book Review: The Other Baby Book, A Natural Approach to Baby’s First Year

by Nicholeon January 08,2013 in Baby_WearingBehind the ScenesBirthBreastfeedingChild DevelopmentHealth and WellnessMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthoodResearch

Ready to get your cradle rocked? The Other Baby Books, A Natural Approach to Baby’s First Year, greets readers with this inviting question, before jumping into a wide range of family-centered topics that are delivered by the wonderfully likable voices of writers, Megan Massaro and Miriam Katz. The Other Baby Book creates a community of […]

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Using Positive Birth Affirmations to Heal Birth

by Nicholeon November 27,2012 in BirthGrowthHealth and WellnessLearningMommy CareParenthood

Affirmations are uncomplicated tools that literally change our thoughts, therefore changing our experience and as a result will change our lives—for the better. They are simple truths that we can reintroduce into our lives, either by repeating them aloud while charging them with prayer or powerful intention, or written with the same energy behind them […]

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How One Mother Practices Attachment Parenting While Bottle Feeding

by Lilyon July 27,2012 in BreastfeedingHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting StyleUncategorized

When I found out I was pregnant, I knew I would breastfeed. My mother had breastfed me, and my husband’s mother breastfed him. I knew of the benefits, and more importantly, I knew it was the natural choice. I was all for natural “attachment parenting”- I wanted to give birth all naturally, cloth diaper, babywear, […]

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One Mom’s Adventures in Breastfeeding and Nursing

by Nicholeon July 10,2012 in BreastfeedingHealth and WellnessMommy Care

The nursing relationship that I share with my 19-month-old son is precious to my family. Growing up in a rather conservative mid-western environment, I saw women breastfeed their young babies until about six months, but I mostly remember babies being fed with bottles of formula or with cow’s milk, not their own mother’s expressed milk. […]

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Ease Postpartum Depression and Discomfort with Belly Wrapping

by Nicholeon June 19,2012 in BirthHealth and WellnessLearningMommy CareNatural Parenting Style

During my pregnancy, I planned ahead for postpartum support that would benefit my mind, body and spirit. Along with healing and rejuvenation, avoiding postpartum depression and promoting my breastmilk supply were two biggies for me. My son was born in early December, which is a winter month for us here in Colorado. It was just […]

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Diaper Free in the Summertime with Elimination Communication

by Jillon May 01,2012 in Family JourneyHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

    Have you ever wanted to try Elimination Communication (also known as Diaper Free or Infant Potty Training) but were intimidated by lots of wet bulky clothes and cold weather? You don’t have to make a full time commitment to practice this method with your baby or child. Summertime is the perfect time to try […]

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What the Fetal Position Does for Your Baby

by Elizabethon April 10,2012 in Child DevelopmentGrowthHealth and Wellness

Many of us curl up into a ball when we may be at our wit’s end; there is something soothing and comforting to it.  Countless artists have sculpted and painted adults in the self-soothing fetal position. It’s no secret that babies love it too. When you carry your baby with his knees flexed against your […]

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