They say that ‘pride’ comes before a fall. As a SAHD to my two-and-a-half-year-old son, we’d got things into a nice routine, and nothing (poo, puke or my pathological hatred of Peppa Pig) could rock our little boat.
A surge in the number of cases of measles has led to the governor of Washington to declare a state of emergency. Measles had been eradicated in the US but a growing anti-vax movement has led to outbreaks of the disease.
After the birth of my son, I was diagnosed with postnatal depression. As a dad but also a social psychologist, I began writing about my experiences to try and better understand what I was going through.
In a study parents referred to the experience of giving birth to a premature baby as “being a sudden or surreal experience which they did not feel part of.” Both mums and dads reported feeling like time was distorted.
A good diet will ensure that you get plenty of nutrients to nourish your body and help you balance the demands of breastfeeding. There are also many foods that you can include in your diet to aid and increase breast milk production.
Dad and baby bonding matters. Studies have shown that babies who develop a strong bond with their dad do better at school, are more able to form secure friendships and relationships and feel more self confident and secure within themselves.
Caring for your baby includes caring for yourself, after all it’s true what they say that a happy mum makes a happy baby! Here are a few self-care tips for new mums that will help you through those first weeks.
Many mums know the anxiety to rush to comfort their crying baby, but why do we feel this urgency and what happens to mums physiologically when they hear their baby crying? These findings of recent studies will surprise you.