How to Make Switching from Breastmilk to Formula Easier
Oct 11

How to Make Switching from Breastmilk to Formula Easier

By Christina Simpson | Baby , Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is one of the most important things that you can do for your baby. Through breastfeeding, you are not only providing your child with the nutrients he needs for his physical growth and development; you are providing him with a ton of psychological benefits as well.

There are times, however, when breastfeeding is no longer an option, and you have to start giving your little one formula. If you’ve breastfed your little for a long time, you may have trouble switching from breast milk.

Switching from breast milk to formula may also mean switching from breast to bottle, and that in itself is another different issue that you, as a mom, should be ready for.

Some breastfed toddlers just won’t take a bottle, no matter how hard you try. Others might, but not without putting up a fight first. It can be an exhausting ordeal to go through, but as a mom, there’s nothing much you can do except be patient and hope that your baby outgrows this phase soon. And quick.

There are lots of other issues that you might encounter as you choose to switch from breastmilk to formula. Thankfully, there are a few couple of things that you can do to make the process easier.

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Baby Formula Dispenser
Sep 26

Top 3 Best Baby Formula Dispenser to Buy Now

By Christina Simpson | Reviews

Taking care of a baby is a lot of hard work. If you are formula feeding your child, making milk round the clock is probably one of the most tiring things you can do.

First of all, you have to ensure that you always have clean, warm water to make the milk with. Then, you have to measure out the milk, depending on how much you are making, and then shake it until the milk dissolves, and the formula is ready for baby’s consumption.

If you ask me, making milk is general isn’t all that difficult. It only takes a few minutes and is seriously not that complicated. When you have to do it at night or in the wee hours of dawn, though, in the middle of restful slumber, you might find it a bit of an inconvenience.

Lucky for you, there are baby gadgets and devices that can make feedings easier and more convenient for you and your baby (especially at night). Some think these things are a luxury while others say they’re a total necessity. If you’re a formula-feeding mom who routinely has to get up at night to feed the baby, you might want to consider trying a baby formula dispenser. In this article, you will find the top 3 best baby formula dispensers out there.

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Best Formula for Breastfed Babies
Sep 17

What is the Best Formula for Breastfed Babies

By Christina Simpson | Reviews

They say breastmilk is best for babies, but there are instances when moms just can’t give that to their little ones no matter how hard they try. It could be due to health issues, personal preference, a career move, or something else.

There are moms who manage to start off their babies with breastfeeding but can’t keep it up. Most of the time, this is due to the inability to produce more milk to satisfy their growing baby’s needs, but there are a lot of other possible reasons too. During such a situation, the need for formula milk is inevitable.

When it comes to formula-feeding your baby, you have two options. You can go completely breast-free which means you only offer the bottle to your baby, or you can do supplementary or complementary feeding which means offering your baby breast milk first then formula milk afterwards.

The introducing formula to a baby who is accustomed to the taste of breastmilk can be tricky. There are certain things that you need to take into consideration when switching from breastmilk to formula. Of course, as much as possible, you’ll want to give your baby the closest thing there is to breastmilk.

**Below, you'll find more detailed reviews, but you can also click links above to check current prices and read customer's reviews on Amazon.

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Adderall and Breastfeeding
Aug 28

Adderall and Breastfeeding: Important Things that You Should Know!

By Christina Simpson | Baby , Breastfeeding

Adderall is the name brand of a drug that is often used to treat a condition called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It contains a combination of two stimulant drugs: dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. Adderall is also prescribed by some doctors to treat narcolepsy.

Aside from treating the conditions previously mentioned, Adderall is also being used as a performance enhancing drug, though it is widely banned from most sporting events, as well as a study drug or a drug that is used to sharpen focus.

For those who need it, Adderall may be considered a very helpful drug. However, since it is rather easy to score a prescription for this specific drug compared to others that virtually do the same, Adderall is being abused by many and addiction to it is very common.

With that said, it’s safe to say that Adderall is a dangerous drug. However, there are some breastfeeding mamas out there who legitimately need this drug to get by every single day and the fact that Adderall is a dangerous drug raises a cause for concern.

If you’re an Adderall user who is thinking about or is already nursing your little one, read on below to know more about Adderall and breastfeeding.

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Newborn Cries When Pooping Should You Be Worried
Aug 27

Newborn Cries When Pooping: Should You Be Worried

By Christina Simpson | Baby

Moms are usually very observant about what is going on with their babies, especially if it’s their first time. Sometimes, even the littlest and most reasonable things can seem suspicious, and that’s perfectly okay. Of course, you only want your baby to be in the safest and most comfy state ever, right?

One of the biggest things that moms obsess over is their baby’s poop cycle and other details related to it. Believe it or not, there are tons of blogs and websites out there dedicated to baby poop. You’ll even find a comprehensive but detailed guide about it.

It sounds funny, but it only shows how much moms consider poop as an indicator of their babies’ health, especially during the newborn stage. Some newborns cry when they poop and, often, this makes moms worried.

If your newborn cries when pooping, you might be feeling a little flustered just seeing her look so uncomfortable. If you’re wondering if this should be a cause for concern, read on below to find out more about why this happens and whether or not you should be concerned.

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