Five Common Car Seat Mistakes We See Parents Make

There’s so much to take in when you have a new baby that it’s easy to miss a few guidelines here and there.   But with car seat safety, the rules may save your baby’s life in an accident.   So we wanted to take a minute to remind you of a few simple things that are […]

Plugged Ducts, Mastitis, and Blebs…Oh My!

How to recognize and solve these common breastfeeding challenges… Plugged duct or mastitis – what’s the difference? Generally speaking, a plugged duct is a lump of milk “stuck” in the breast, sometimes caused by going too long between nursing sessions.  It can appear quickly and shouldn’t be painful, though the lump may be a little […]

Four Milestones You Don’t Want to Miss

Every parent eagerly awaits the big milestones of the first year – first words, first steps, first tooth. But what about the firsts that don’t have their own special page in the baby book? We know no parent will ever post on Facebook “Look who lost their tongue thrust today!” But that and many other […]

Top Tips from Real Moms for Fuss Free Feedings

In the early days, feeding your baby can take some practice.  Whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle feeding, your baby may be easy to feed one day and confusingly difficult the next.   So what do you do when feeding sessions bring you both to tears?  We asked some of our amazing KP moms for their best […]

Everything You Need to Know for Baby’s First Office Visit

  In the first few days home after baby is born, round the clock feedings, diaper changes and the physical recovery from birth may take up a lot of your brain space.  So that you have a few less things on your mind, we’ve put together a handy guide to everything you’ll need for baby’s […]

The Truth About Your Post Weaning Body

While nursing, your breasts have a life of their own. Full now, softer later. Lumpy at breakfast, flatter at dinner. And sometimes each one does something totally on her own. And it’s all normal. But what happens after weaning? Well, here’s the real, un-rainbow-and-unicorn-glitter-glazed truth….. If a mom weans quickly, she will likely experience some […]

Beyond Rice Cereal: Three Great First Foods You Can Use Today

Kathy Sasser, IBCLC When it comes to first foods, think outside the cereal box! Sometime in the second half of the first year, babies become ready for foods other than breastmilk or formula. But bland cereals offer little nutrition or flavor compared to fruits and veggies – so it’s fine (even preferable) to go right […]

What’s the Real Deal with Pacifiers?

So what’s up with pacifiers? Tools of iniquity or best things ever? Well, it depends. Pacifier use has been related to lower risk of SIDS.  The hypothesis is that sucking keeps baby from falling into too deep a sleep.  If your baby is bottle feeding, you can put baby to sleep with a paccie but […]

Little Vesuvius: Four Ways to Deal with Your Baby’s Gas

In one study, 80% of parents felt their infant was gassier than normal. Obviously they can’t all be right, but if your little one is fussy, it can seem he has the worst case of gas in the history of baby-kind. Some tips… All babies have gas. Their little digestive tracts are just getting the […]

Taking Care of a Newborn without Starving Yourself

Sometimes a new baby can leave parents with little time between them to cook – or eat. And while there’s no shame in take out, it can get expensive. Here are a few other tips to put together a meal… Prepare everything in the morning when babies tend to sleep longer stretches. This works best […]