Until I started researching swaddling, I didn’t realize how much of a debate there was over the subject. As I researched and read, I discovered, though, that many of the fears can easily be taken care of with a little education and common sense, and proper wrapping techniques, as we will explore below. What is [...]
Read about the myths of midwifery, and see how MommyPage debunks them! Mommies-to-be can learn about the most common myths associated with midwives, and consequently, learn the truth!
Learn about the different kinds of pregnancy tests you can take on MommyPage! This article also includes an explanation of what a pregnancy test does and tips for using a home pregnancy test as well!
Babies have been sleeping beside their mothers for centuries. The practice of cosleeping (also co-sleeping) has been practiced in many cultures around the world. It is only since the late 1700′s that babies in the Western world have started sleeping separately from their mothers. Definition of Cosleeping There are actually two forms of cosleeping — [...]
Tell us more about yourself, your family, and your site. What made you decide to start The Inklings of Life? I’m a 31-year-old mother of two kids, 10 and 7, who currently works during the day as a tattoo artist. My Hubby is military, currently stationed 2000 miles away from us, so we strive to [...]
If you’ve been told that your baby has an allergy to cow’s milk, or appears to have a sensitivity to lactose, there are more alternatives coming out. Lactose-free milk and formulas – Most formula companies now offer a lactose-free formula alternative (it is worth noting that soy formula and lactose-free aren’t always the same thing) [...]
It seems ridiculous that after x-number of hours in labor and then the thought of not getting a full night’s sleep for, perhaps, months in the non-stop marathon that follows the birth of a baby to not take full advantage of the peace and quiet of a sleeping baby. Why not let sleeping dogs lie, [...]
Breastfeeding has always been beneficial for babies, but now studies show that is can be beneficial for moms too! With all of the advanced formulas out on the market today, many moms are falsely led to believe that breastfeeding isn’t necessary or beneficial. Nothing can duplicate the properties of breast milk, which contains only natural [...]
Expectant mothers can read up on the options they have for positioning when they give birth! This MommyPage article includes 10 birthing positions, their benefits, and their risks so that mothers can make an informed decision on how they want to give birth to their baby!
This is a common question. How can you tell the difference between just “spitting up” and a sign of something more serious like reflux or reflux disease? Let’s look at a few definitions and facts. GER (Gastroesophageal Reflux) Statistics and Facts Spitting up and reflux (gastroesophageal reflux) are actually the same thing. It is caused [...]
What exactly is the difference between lactose intolerance and a milk allergy? The difference is, basically, in the way a body reacts to the proteins and sugar in the milk. What is Lactose Intolerance? Lactose intolerance is just one example of the body not being able to completely break down food. This is usually done [...]