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What a great question! Congratulations on your first baby and your decision to try breastfeeding. It's much harder than you think, but don't give up because it is very rewarding. Anyway, some ways your husband can help are: Before feeding, dad can change the baby and get her undressed. It'll give him some skin time, and some face time. My kids used to ...


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Unasked-for advice is tricky. No one can see what you see and know the parents like you do. If you really believe the twins are delayed developmentally, I personally feel it's not only ok but ethically responsible to approach the parents, but not with just your dis-ease about the situation. I would suggest that you start by doing some solid research. Find ...


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My daughter has developmental delays (well, more like outright stopping now) due to her cerebral palsy. Pediatricians tend to be much more relaxed than parents on the issue of developmental delays. They field several questions from overly worried mothers every day, that almost always turn out to be nothing. The kind of delays you're talking about are ...


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Actually, my LO does this burrowing frantically and refuses to nurse. She has to have her face buried and me standing and walking around to soothe her alot. I was told they do this for reflux. (Even silent reflux) which also makes sense because she was recently diagnosed and is on Zantac. Rooting is completely different than what you're describing. If you ...


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Pumping is a great way to get the father (or non-lactating parent) involved with the breast feeding process. Pumping provides most of the same convenience benefits that using formula provides: It allows the other parent to actively participate in feeding It allows the other parent to take care of the infant during sleeping hours, so that the lactating ...


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First of all, I would find a pediatrician that takes your concerns seriously. Most babies are starting to sleep through the night at that age, and take a few naps during the day as well. This kind of sleep pattern isn't sustainable for either of you. Next, I would adjust his feeding schedule. You didn't say anything about timing and amounts, other than ...


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In addition to the methods already mentioned, here are things we've done with success: Using a cool mist humidifier that has some Vicks VapoRub (although we buy a generic brand) dissolved inside the water. You can also purchase dissolvable tablets for humidifiers, such as eucalyptus tablets. We run a small HEPA air purifier inside his room The air ...



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