Dads & Moms, Did You Know ….

Good morning Moms and Dads! Happy Sunday morning! Welcome to a day of rest and a day of family and for some of you a day of God and Church and more. Let’s play a game of did you know ….

Did you know that ….

Breast milk can do a great deal for treating your sick baby. You know that the colostrums in breast milk is good for helping your baby’s immune system, but did you know that you can actually use it to treat it a stuffy nose or a mild eye infection? Talk to your pediatrician first, but some advice suggests that you should suction off a little expressed milk directly off the breast with a dropper. You can then put one drop into each eye or nostril four to five times a day until the baby is better.

Did you know that …

If your baby is not a noisy eater you may not need to burp them after every single feeding. In fact, quiet eaters are not usually sucking down lots of air. The noisy, slurpy eater is likely swallowing more air. Quiet eaters will generally burp or expel the extra air all on their own. Your noisy eater should still be burped regularly as should the baby that spits up a lot.

Did you know that …

Babies develop from the top of their heads down. Literally, our babies begin their developmental milestones by smiling. Their next milestones include neck control, pushing up with shoulders and arms, then rolling over and finally sitting up, crawling, standing and finally walking. Talk about using your head!

Did you know that …

Babies store extra food and water in their bodies before they are born so that when they are born, they have a supply of nutrients and fluids while they wait for Momma’s milk to come in. In the normal course of nature, it takes a few days for breast milk to come in. Babies are sustained on the colostrums that mom produces but also the extra nutrients they’ve stored away. Mother nature is a lot smarter and more economical than we knew.

Did you know that …

You really don’t have to whisper or tip toe around your newborn? Babies spend nine months in the womb with a front row seat to all the natural noises that goes on around mom. In fact, if you had a very barky dog while you were pregnant, chances are your baby won’t even notice the barky dog when they are sleeping after they are born – it’s a noise they are used to. Normal sounds of the household are a natural lullaby for babies including the sounds of the vacuum cleaner, a favorite television program or even you singing to yourself in the shower.

So, did you know?

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About Heather Long

Heather Long is 35 years old and currently lives in Wylie, Texas. She has been a freelance writer for six years. Her husband and she met while working together at America Online over ten years ago. They have a beautiful daughter who just turned five years old. She is learning to read and preparing for kindergarten in the fall. An author of more than 300 articles and 500+ web copy pieces, Heather has also written three books as a ghostwriter. Empty Canoe Publishing accepted a novel of her own. A former horse breeder, Heather used to get most of her exercise outside. In late 2004, early 2005 Heather started studying fitness full time in order to get herself back into shape. Heather worked with a personal trainer for six months and works out regularly. She enjoys shaking up her routine and checking out new exercises. Her current favorites are the treadmill (she walks up to 90 minutes daily) and doing yoga for stretching. She also performs strength training two to three times a week. Her goals include performing in a marathon such as the Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness or Team in Training for Lymphoma research. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience through the fitness and marriage blogs.