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Encourage my 1-month-old baby to "suckle softer"

Is there anything we can do to help encourage my 1-month-old baby to "suckle softer"? [more inside]
posted by swafo on Dec 3, 2010 - 21 answers

Please help my newborn sleep more than 3 hours total per day.

Please help my newborn sleep more than 3 hours total per day. [more inside]
posted by Metheglen on Nov 28, 2010 - 41 answers

How to get over guilt at not breastfeeding?

They say breast is best, but... after 8+ weeks of constant pain and struggling, I don't know what to do. Breastfeeding isn't working for us, but I'm strangely conflicted about giving it up. How do I reconcile these things? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Informed on Nov 17, 2010 - 61 answers

Recipes for dinners that, above all, can be made FAST...

What do you make for dinner on those nights when it comes down to a choice between something that can be made fast, or takeout? I'm the mother of a newborn, so every night is one of those nights. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Oct 1, 2010 - 86 answers

Do they have to be useless too, on top of being unattractive?!

Have you been able to breastfeed successfully despite having tuberous (tubular) breasts? Do you know someone who has? Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Sep 20, 2010 - 38 answers

I'm hungry and I can't wake up!

How long is too long for a breastfed baby to sleep at night? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2010 - 22 answers

Breast is best . . . and exceptionally painful?!?

I can't take it anymore - is breastfeeding always going to be this painful? [more inside]
posted by lilgoyl on Jun 10, 2010 - 39 answers

How little sleep is too little?

Baby is 15 days old. Due to bf-ing troubles, we have been feeding him pumped milk from a bottle. Friday night we switched to all breast. Now he doesn't drop off to sleep immediately after a feed like he did for the 1st two weeks. [more inside]
posted by pipti on Apr 25, 2010 - 36 answers

What is this dent in my baby's forehead?

I just noticed a small dent on my 9-week-old baby's forehead. Is this something to be concerned about? [more inside]
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo on Mar 3, 2010 - 9 answers

Too Little Too Late?

Breastfeeding Filter: When is the breastfeeding window of opportunity over for good? [more inside]
posted by Bueller on Dec 18, 2009 - 24 answers

Where can I buy sound protecting earmuffs for infants in Toronto?

Where can I buy children's ear muffs (for sound protection, not warmth) in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Oct 6, 2009 - 5 answers

Crybaby

My 5 week old baby cries most of the time he is awake unless I keep moving him around or feeding him. I am at a loss...any suggestion for this weary mom? [more inside]
posted by murrey on Sep 25, 2009 - 42 answers

Health Insurance for a Newborn/Pre-born?

I'm confused about how to go about providing health insurance for my unborn baby upon it's birth. I am on Medicare, so the child is not covered. I do not qualify for Medicaid/SCHIP, and most individual plans will not cover a newborn from day one. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2009 - 13 answers

Yet another new parent "my baby won't sleep like a baby" question.

Yet another my-baby-can't-sleep question. We've tried every recommendation we've seen online or got from the pediatrician and nothing has worked. Need more ideas or reassurance that it's normal and will pass someday. [more inside]
posted by wolfkult on Aug 31, 2009 - 50 answers

Will baby's skull look "normal"?

Question about my three-month-old's head shape. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2009 - 16 answers

How much should we have saved up before we have a baby?

When the time comes, I'd like for it to be possible for me to stay at home for at least a year after a baby is born (I am not pregnant yet). I guess this is two questions. First, how much should I have saved up to care for baby for the first year and secondly, how much should I have saved up to cover myself for the year? [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on Jul 15, 2009 - 29 answers

How did you split up nighttime newborn duties?

How did you split up nighttime newborn duties? [more inside]
posted by wolfkult on Jun 25, 2009 - 39 answers

Art project with/for/about my newborn son

What long-term art project should I do with/for/about my newborn son? [more inside]
posted by sandor on May 27, 2009 - 16 answers

is this hungarian DGSM method going to help my new-born niece ?

is this hungarian DGSM method going to help my new-born niece ? Long story short : my niece is about six weeks old, did a cardio-respiratory arrest in her first day, is finally able to breathe without a machine. Now here comes the hungarian chapter of this story : [more inside]
posted by Baud on May 8, 2009 - 7 answers

"Placenta" Trees: 101?

I would like to organize a kind of placenta tree (sans placenta) for my sister's newborn. I'm trying to figure out what species would be best (both symbolically, and practically) for her. [more inside]
posted by tybeet on Apr 27, 2009 - 9 answers

It's a hard question...

So many great pads available to soften hard mattresses, but nothing seems to go the other direction. What are some creative ways to make our cushy pillowtop mattress firm enough for safe cosleeping with a new baby? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Mar 24, 2009 - 14 answers

Does clipping for a tongue-tie really require general anesthesia?

Our 21 day old daughter is tongue-tied (ankyloglossia). The doctor wants to do the clip (lingual frenectomy) under general anesthesia by default, and we're uncomfortable with that. Is general anesthesia appropriate by default for this? Should we be concerned?
posted by NortonDC on Mar 23, 2009 - 28 answers

what to put in a newborn time capsule ?

My nephew/niece is due any minute now. I'm planning a "do not open until 2019" sealed box. Besides newspapers of the day and screenshots of a few websites and bearing in mind that I live in Belgium, what would you put in his/her time capsule ?
posted by Baud on Mar 22, 2009 - 24 answers

Help me preemie baby zip though the airport line at JFK!

How to get through JFK with a preemie newborn without waiting on line for possibly hours? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Feb 28, 2009 - 7 answers

The tinest kitten puddle.

Follow up to last week's question: My rescue foster cat just had her litter of kittens. I have questions, obviously. [more inside]
posted by cgg on Feb 11, 2009 - 13 answers

How can we keep anxiety down with uninvited vistors to the hospital?

New baby + uninvited family visitors = drama. More hormone-charged details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2008 - 64 answers

Is there such thing as "spare time" during maternity/paternity leave?

Is there such thing as "spare time" during maternity/paternity leave? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Nov 2, 2008 - 25 answers

How can two freelancers schedule in a baby?

How do two self-employed people who work at home (writers) deal with having their first child? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Aug 18, 2008 - 15 answers

How can we get great newborn photographs?

What are the tricks/tip to getting great newborn photographs? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jul 28, 2008 - 18 answers

Seeking advice to relieve major breastmilk pumping discomfort.

We have a healthy 6 week old girl. We've come to a point where the quality of life for Mom isn't very pleasurable in terms of breastfeeding. We both wanted to breastfeed our child but we're approaching 'last resort' and transitioning to formula. I would like to help Mom as much as possible so I'm looking for some advice from others. [more inside]
posted by timmins on May 13, 2008 - 34 answers

What lotion can I use for my newborn's sensitive skin?

What lotion can I use for my newborn's sensitive skin? I've tried the Mustela, Aveeno and J&J but it doesn't seem to work very well. What lotion do you recommend that I can use on her face? [more inside]
posted by albolin on Dec 19, 2007 - 27 answers

Twilight of the idols

How can I hold down a highly stressful job in the City of London along with a newborn baby at home? [more inside]
posted by numberstation on Jul 10, 2007 - 24 answers

Should we hire my mom to be a daycare provider?

Should we hire my mom to provide daycare for my soon to be born child? [more inside]
posted by fellion on Apr 19, 2007 - 27 answers

How to find a good mother's helper or other childcare solution?

Child care solutions for working at home with a newborn? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Jan 4, 2007 - 25 answers

How to play with a newborn?

Any ideas for interacting with a newborn? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Dec 7, 2006 - 35 answers

Birthday present for an expectant mother?

My close friend's baby is due within a few weeks after her birthday. What can I give her for her birthday that she will enjoy in the coming weeks and months? [more inside]
posted by sueinnyc on Sep 6, 2006 - 10 answers

When is it safe to run with a baby in a jogging stroller?

When is it safe to put a baby in a jogging stroller? [more inside]
posted by teddyb109 on Sep 1, 2006 - 5 answers

Travel Tips for Flying with a Newborn - Threat Level Orange

I'm flying tonight from Boston to Pittsburgh with a one month old baby. I know not to bring any liquids in my carry-on luggage with me, per the news today. Will they let me bring the car seat on with me, or will I have to check it? What else should I expect, in terms of flying with a newborn? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Aug 10, 2006 - 25 answers

How do I stay sane while home all day with a newborn?

Metaparenting: How do I stay sane while home all day with a newborn? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jul 20, 2006 - 34 answers

Help me get my baby to sleep

We have a 3 week old son. He's in good health and is pretty even tempered but sometimes he doesn't seem to sleep well. If he's in my lap, or lying on my chest, or whatever, he sleeps like, well, a baby. Same goes for my wife. Any techniques to get him to sleep by himself? [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Jan 13, 2006 - 42 answers

What things are must-have for a baby?

What stuff do you REALLY need for a baby? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Shoeburyness on Mar 5, 2004 - 38 answers

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