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Another roundup of links that first appeared on Williamsburg Mothering’s Facebook page – “LIKE” us on FB to get the latest links as soon as they’re up!
- Should You Give Your Baby a Pacifier? This post will help you make an informed decision. If you are breastfeeding, the American Academy of Pediatrics and lactation consultants advise waiting until your baby is at least 4-6 weeks old. During those early weeks, pacifying your baby at the breast, rather than with a paci, helps ensure that you develop a full milk supply and a good breastfeeding relationship with your baby. (Secrets of Baby Behavior)
- Sex, Lies, and the Postpartum Year and Sex After Baby — A How-To Guide for Partners. A two-part series on everything you ever wanted to know about postpartum sex but were afraid to ask! (Mother’s Advocate)
- No Mom Is An Island. If you suspect parenting might be harder these days than it was 50 years ago, you’re right: our grandparents’ generation had a lot more help, in the form of nearby (or live-in) relatives and available neighbors and friends! Never hesitate to ask for help — it truly takes a village to raise a child! (Huffington Post)
- Nine Ideas to Meaningfully Reconnect with Your Child. Away from your kiddos for a morning, a day, a week, a month? Nine excellent ideas for how to reconnect when you reunite! Great tips for moms and dads! (Code Name Mama at PhD in Parenting)
- Mom’s Love Good for Child’s Brain. Love up those babies, mamas and papas! Your nurturing literally shapes your baby’s brain in a positive way, leading to improved learning, memory, and ability to handle stress. (ScienceDaily)
- Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep – Complimentary Remembrance Photography. When a new baby is lost, documenting and honoring their life is an important step in their family’s healing process. Through NILMDTS, local professional photographers donate their services to families experiencing stillbirth or neonatal loss. A free, important, and amazing resource! (Note: site may be triggering to families who have experienced loss.)