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Bringing Baby Home, Your Baby’s First 30 Days - Nursing

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Nursing: Babies eat and eat and eat. Although nature has done a pretty good job of providing you and your baby with the right equipment, in the beginning it's almost guaranteed to be harder than you expected. From sore nipples to tough latch-ons, nursing can seem overwhelming. Women who seek help have a higher success rate. "Think of ways to ensure success before you even give birth," suggests Stacey Brosnan, a lactation consultant in New York City. Talk with friends who had a good nursing experience, ask baby's pediatrician for a lactation consultant's number, or attend a La Leche League...

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Bringing Baby Home, Your Baby’s First 30 Days - Sleeping

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Sleeping: If your infant isn't eating, he's probably sleeping. Newborns log as many as 16 hours of sleep a day but only in short bursts. The result: You'll feel on constant alert and more exhausted than you ever thought possible. Even the best of us can come to resent the severe sleep deprivation. Stop obsessing about being tired: There's only one goal right now 'Care for your baby.' "You're not going to get a full night's sleep, so you can either be tired and angry or just tired," says Vicki Lansky, author of Getting Your Child to Sleep...and Back to...

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Bringing Baby Home, Your Baby’s First 30 Days - Soothing

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It's often hard to decipher exactly what baby wants in the first murky weeks. You'll learn, of course, by trial and error.

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How to Soothe a Crying Baby

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Babies do not have regular sleep cycles until about 6 months of age. While newborns sleep about 16 to 17 hours per day, they may only sleep 1 or 2 hours at a time. As babies get older, they need less sleep. However, different babies have different sleep needs. It is normal for a 6-month-old to wake up during the night but go back to sleep after a few minutes. All babies cry. When your baby is wailing, you may feel as if you're doing something wrong or that there has to be something you can do to stop the crying. Unfortunately,...

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