When is a “GOOD BABY” too Good?

One of the scariest phone conversations I can have with a new parent in the first week after their baby is born is about “what a well behaved baby we have!”  Babies that are doing well, eating, thriving are not “well-behaved”. In the first week, if your baby is sleeping and pooping like you, we have a problem!

Cosleeping and Biological Imperatives: Why Human Babies Do Not and Should Not Sleep Alone

By James J. McKenna Ph.D. 
Edmund P. Joyce C.S.C. Chair in Anthropology
Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory 

University of Notre Dame

Where a baby sleeps is not as simple as current medical discourse and recommendations against cosleeping in some western societies want it to be. And there is good reason why. I write here to explain why the pediatric recommendations on forms of cosleeping such as bedsharing will and should remain mixed. I will also address why the majority of new parents practice intermittent bedsharing despite governmental and medical warnings against it.

Breast is Best

A video speaks a thousand (million?) words. If you are new to breastfeeding, contemplating breastfeeding, or just plain curious check out this very enlightening video.


9 Ways to Prevent and Treat Early Breastfeeding Problems

The top breastfeeding specialist know that those early days (and nights!) are crucial to successful breastfeeding. But many mothers and babies struggle in the beginning. Read on on how to prevent and treat those annoying early problems.

Colic in the Breastfed Baby

I always thought that breastfed babies were the happiest babies on the block. What is there to be upset about? The books say it’s the “perfect food” at the “perfect temperature”, always ready and loaded. Why then is my breastfed baby so darn miserable???

7 Ways to Survive Going Back To Work

The day is fast approaching when you and your breastfeeding baby will have to part ways, at least for a few hours each day. Whether your baby is 6 weeks, 12 weeks or 6 months, there are some ways to make the transition be a less stressed one.

The First Night Home

Everything was just great in the hospital! Your little bundle of joy was so well behaved. Sitting all comfy, swaddled expertly by the nurse peacefully in the bassinet. How on earth did that nurse do that? Well...It really isn’t fair. They have it easy, your baby was well behaved because he was “stunned” from being born. You can only imagine what that journey is like! Just about the time she is waking up - BAM - you’re all alone your first night home at 3 am with a screaming, hungry baby. We have all been there. You can survive, I promise you.