Your Newborn’s Stomach Size

On day 1 of life, your baby doesn’t need much food. It’s tiny tummy can only hold about 5-7ml or 1-1.4 teaspoons at a time. As babies get older, their need for larger volumes of milk will increase, and breastmilk supply will follow. All of this to say, DON’T STRESS about the seemingly measly drops of colostrum you produce on …

Top 10 (Vaginal Birth) Postpartum Must Haves

Whether you had a vaginal or a Cesarian delivery, your body took a hit! These are some of the essentials I feel every mama who has a vaginal delivery needs. This list was compiled based on my time working in Labour, Delivery and Postpartum, & the birth of my own babe!   Seriously, stock up on more than you think you’ll …

The Dreaded Overtired Baby…

Put simply, being overtired means that your child has passed the point of being ready for sleep. I talk to my clients a lot about finding their child’s “sweet spot”. That point that they are relaxed and have enough “sleep pressure” built up that they are able to fall asleep easily, and stay asleep. Missing that small window of time, …

Bottle Feeding Your Breastfed Baby

If there’s one thing that surprised me as a newbie nurse in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), it was how awful I was at bottle feeding babies! Seriously though… I can’t tell you how many times I had to call on my more experienced colleagues to feed a child for me. Bottle feeding is an art, and thankfully I …

What Kind Of Mama Has A Doula?

You’re not alone. Doula’s seem to be rising in popularity. Before, they were thought of as something only hippie moms-to-be hired for home births or unmedicated childbirth. Now-a-days more and more mainstream Mamas are choosing to add a doula to their birth experience.  I’ve been there. As a Registered Nurse who has seen more than my fair share of labours …

Newborn Jaundice – What You Need To Know

Well first, let’s talk about bilirubin. Bilirubin is an orange-yellow coloured substance that is created while our bodies go through the normal process of breaking down red blood cells. Bilirubin passes through the liver and leaves the body through stool (poop!).  Jaundice is the accumulation of this bilirubin in the newborn, which causes their skin and whites of their eyes …

The Scoop On Humidifiers

This year has been AWFUL for colds and flus, and when you have a toddler in daycare, illness is nearly impossible to avoid. As a Registered Nurse who works with infants and children, moms always ask me how they can make being sick easier on their little ones. There are lots of RN approved tips and tricks, but one of …