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You’ve heard of postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, but this lesser-known, highly treatable mental illness can have devastating consequences when ignored. Tima’s* experience with motherhood was unlike anything she could have imagined. The Toronto-based new mom knew about the postpartum period and expected her body to change. What she didn’t anticipate was how simply giving
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If you’re about to give up breastfeeding because of low milk supply, but wish you didn’t have to, read on. If you’re thinking about quitting breastfeeding/chestfeeding because you aren’t making enough milk for your baby, you aren’t alone. Low milk supply is one of the most common reasons new parents stop nursing and transition to
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It seemed like the perfect new career. I loved helping parents and posting advice on social. I just had no idea how toxic it would be. I knew nothing about baby sleep before I became a mom. Throughout my pregnancy, I spent countless hours reading about the stuff I thought was most important: pregnancy, birth,
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Learning life skills and independence can start early and be fun. Created for Setting up a nursery or playroom? Think beyond the crib and the toy storage and consider the kind of environment you want to create. The Montessori approach encourages play-based learning in organized spaces with simple, minimal decor. Create a Montessori playroom at
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Image: Shutterstock Fall brings with itself a flurry of change. It is the time of crisp air, colorful leaves, and pumpkins. You are more likely to spend more time indoors than outdoors to prevent your toddler from catching a chill in the sharp wind. However, staying indoors comes with its unique advantages. You would rather
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Children love this classic nursery rhyme and have fun making up actions to go along. Plus, here’s what it’s actually about in case they ask who the Muffin Man is. Photo: iStockphoto Start singing the song “Do you Know the Muffin Man?” and it’s bound to lead to more questions. Like: Who is the Muffin
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Parents have been singing the world’s most famous lullaby to their babies for more than a century. Even if you didn’t know there were lyrics to Brahm’s lullaby—or just didn’t know the name of the song—you’ve definitely heard this recognizable melody. Maybe you’ve hummed it to coax your own baby to sleep. Sometimes referred to
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Could getting a fussy infant to fall asleep—and stay asleep—really be this simple? One new study says yes. You’ve tried the shush, the swaddle, the soother and the stroller, and all the other various S’s to get your inconsolable newborn to settle down, but nothing seems to work. Now scientists are saying there’s a quick fix
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Making a baby registry or a pre-baby shopping list is no easy feat. There’s the decoding of things like sleep sacks versus swaddles, the deep-diving on every stroller model, the constant “Do I really need all this?” questioning. And even after all that, there’s that lingering feeling that maybe you’re simply unaware of some crucial items.
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Shopping for a bra is tough, but shopping for a nursing bra can be downright excruciating. After all, the breasts you’re used to buying for are changing. They’re growing, leaking, sensitive and unpredictable. “I have to say, even as a bra lady, buying a bra during all of these changes even stumped me,” says Jené Luciani,
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Nurse with confidence after going back to work with our breastfeeding expert’s advice. Most Canadian mothers are eligible for up to 18 months with our babies while our jobs are held for us. For some, though, finances or personal choices dictate an earlier return to work—and you may wonder if it is possible to continue
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Maintaining good gut health is essential, right from birth. Created for Most of us never think about the trillions of microorganisms (aka microbiota) that live largely in our intestines. But they do everything from stimulating our immune systems and preventing us from getting sick to synthesizing vitamins so our bodies can benefit from them. The
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Achild with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has a shorter attention span, which could hinder their day-to-day activities. Therefore, after-school activities that can enhance their attentive skills are valuable. In addition, these activities may also help them drain their extra energy and channel it better. Here, we bring activities for
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