Saturday , 21 October 2017

Baby & Toddler

Everyone Passes Through the Hands of a Nurse

As I stepped onto the hospital unit, I immediately felt my heart begin to race and my palms start to sweat. I was a third year nursing student reporting to a busy cardiac intensive care unit in a big city children’s hospital for my summer job as a nurse extern. Though I’d spent several years learning nursing basics and committing …

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Every Parent Needs to See What Meningitis Did to This Toddler

Like most toddlers, when Taylor Marshall took his first steps, he needed some encouragement and assistance. But unlike many others, this 20-month-old tot also needed help from a prosthesis on one leg as well as a full-length splint on the other. This major milestone in the British boy’s life is one that almost never happened. Only a year ago, Taylor …

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Mom Syringe-Feeding Her Baby in a Touching Postpartum Photo Is Going Viral

✨FEEDING WITH LOVE✨ Syringe feeding a sleepy newborn some colostrum. We love you @wisdombird #carriagehousebirth #carriagehousebirthdoula #chbdoula #feedingwithlovesubmission #feedingwithlove A post shared by Carriage House Birth (@carriagehousebirth) on Sep 4, 2016 at 5:16pm PDT It seems these days that moms — and nonmoms — can spend all day arguing about which way to feed their child is “the best.” With …

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Lying Down With Your Kids Until They Fall Asleep Is Not A Bad Habit

I’ve spent approximately 7 billion hours of my life lying in the dark next to a fidgety, sleepless child, praying to the gods that my child will finally go the eff to sleep. When the going gets tough, I’ve been known to hide under the blanket with my phone on the dimmest setting, scrolling through Facebook and hoping against hope that …

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She’s Not An Asshole. She’s Just A 3-Year-Old.

Her face is beet red, and her tiny body is wracked with sobs. My daughter flings herself to the floor of the department store changing room in an angry protest. Her grandmother is about to buy her a special dress, but my child is filled with rage because she wanted three dresses. Yes, even the one she claimed didn’t “spin right,” and …

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The Reality Of A Working/Breastfeeding Mom Sucks

Medicine tells us “breast is best.” Society tells us to say, “I am woman, hear me roar.” So here we are: empowered, educated, employed. We’re making our own money. We have careers. We have husbands. We have wives. We have babies. Sometimes, we do this whole gosh darn thing on our own as single moms. And then when we have babies, we say “OK, …

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