(With local Arlington based IBCLC, Heather Bingham) We receive a lot of questions from new families asking about how effective virtual visits can be. So to answer your questions, we’ve roped in an expert to share her perspective and experience on delivering care virtually during the pandemic, how she can assess weight gain and intake…

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Photo by Troy T on Unsplash “Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” — Ray Romano Are You Baby Proofed? Even if you are a very chill parent, the recommendation is that you should still absolutely baby proof. At the risk…

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Photo by Minnie Zhou on Unsplash “It’s very weird for me to believe I have a child… a KID. I’m a mom. A real MOM.”  —Serena Williams Sitting Pretty  Five long months ago, it was probably tough to imagine your sleepy newborn as the sitting, clapping, and babbling baby they are today. Five months is…

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Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash “Sleep at this point is just a concept, something I’m looking forward to investigating in the future.” — Amy Poehler Getting Social  It’s going to be a while before your child has a “social life” — but your baby is busy learning the basics now. You may start noticing…

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Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash “I think a woman’s body after having a baby is pretty amazing. You gave birth to a human being. So I would really like to see that celebrated.” —Blake Lively Finishing the Newborn Marathon Yay! You’ve crossed the first parenting “finish” line! This is the time when many new…

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Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash “The more we fill ourselves up, the more we have to give. And as moms, we have to give a lot.”  — Kristy S. Rodriguez, Pure Nurture: A Holistic Guide to a Healthy Baby Remember when you felt like your baby was just a blob and you were just…

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Photo by Austin Wade on Unsplash “Mothers and babies form an inseparable biological and social unit; the health and nutrition of one group cannot be divorced from the health and nutrition of the other.” The World Health Organization What to Expect From Your “Six Week” Follow Up Six week after giving birth, we find that…

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Photo by Kevin Keith on Unsplash “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” Dr. Benjamin Spock, Pediatrician and Author Of “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care” What is a Baby-Led Schedule? While the feeling of wanting a “schedule” for you and your baby is completely understandable (what, living in…

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Photo by Oleg Sergeichik on Unsplash There is no right or wrong way to be pregnant, to become a mother, to make a family. There is only one way—your way, which will inevitably be filled with tears, mistakes, doubt, but also joy, relief, triumph, and love. Angela Garbes, author of “Like a Mother: A Feminist…

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