Smiling toddler holding a bottle full of formula

What Water Should I Use for Baby Formula?

Mixing infant formula and water for your baby’s meal may seem like a simple task, but when you start to consider the potential contaminants that might be lurking in your water, you may find yourself with some unexpected questions. Since every family’s situation is unique, there is no single answer that works every time for … Read more

Row of breast milk storage bags ready for the freezer

Best Breast Milk Storage Bags

As a nursing mother looking to store your breast milk, you have several options. Any freezer-safe, airtight container that you can sanitize will do the job, but not every storage method is equal in terms of convenience and ease of use. Breast milk storage bags are specially-designed for exactly what their name would lead you … Read more

Mom Breastfeeding using a nursing pillow

Breastfeeding Essentials

Breastfeeding is a natural process, so that means it should come naturally, right? Not quite. Although your body produces milk without any conscious input from you, getting that milk to its final destination can present a few challenges. Fortunately, the right tools can make a considerable difference. Whether you plan to nurse your child at … Read more

Dad pace feeding baby

Paced Bottle Feeding Guide

The conventional method for bottle feeding a baby seems pretty straightforward: Lay your baby in your arms. Hold a bottle of milk downwards into your baby’s mouth while they drink. Remove the empty bottle. While the traditional method is undoubtedly common, it can also be at the root of several concerns. You may wonder if … Read more

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Benefits of Breastfeeding

It’s probably fair to say that most expectant mothers have heard that breastfeeding is good and most experts recommend it. However, these same mothers may also have been told that nursing their baby will be very difficult and time-consuming or that the benefits aren’t all that impressive anyway. Even though we should be thankful that … Read more

Baby Led Weaning Guide

Baby Led Weaning Guide for Beginners

Once a baby reaches the age of about four to six months, one of the first things many parents do is stop by the store to pick up a box of baby cereal and an assortment of pureed baby foods. While there is certainly nothing wrong with this way of introducing solid foods, some parents … Read more

Breast Milk Storage and Handling

Breast Milk Storage and Handling

When you feed your baby breast milk, you are feeding them a living substance filled with nutrients, enzymes and immune properties. This is true whether you nurse your baby directly or give them a bottle of breast milk. The process of safely pumping, storing, and warming milk might seem a little daunting. While you do … Read more

When to stop breast feeding

When Should You Stop Breastfeeding?

As a breastfeeding mother, you may have run into your share of people who are shocked to find out you are still nursing and others who can’t believe you are thinking about weaning already. Everyone seems to have an opinion, but who’s right? The truth is that each mother and each baby are an individual, … Read more

Essential Bottle Feeding Tips for Dads

Essential Bottle Feeding Tips for Dads

Daddy’s can do it, too! Any new mother, in any hospital, is offered all kinds of help with feeding baby. Breastfeeding groups send reps to teach, nurses give instruction, and even the maternity ward housekeepers have suggestions for mom to get baby started with healthy feeding. Where’s the help for dad? The old days of Mom being … Read more

Sterilize Baby Bottles / Pacifiers

How to Sterilize Baby Bottles and Pacifiers

Cleaning baby bottles and pacifiers consistently will help to keep your baby safer and healthier. A simple weekly sterilization can also cut down on odor that can sometimes build up in bottles and nipples.Baby BottlesWhile weekly sterilization is recommended, the regular cleaning of baby bottles and nipples is critical. After each use:Wash bottles, nipples and … Read more