All parents learn tricks to survive the years when their children are little… and sometimes it really does take years to get to a place where you don’t feel like you’re in panic mode every second. Or is it that you just get used to panic mode? Regardless, tricks, and not the magic kind, do help. Every parent figures out what works for their family, but sometimes those insights are transferable. Continue reading
I primarily breastfeed my son, but occasionally use formula. We have only used half a container after nine months. It’s not expired, so I assumed it was fine to keep using it.
That is, until the other day, when I actually read all the instructions and noticed that it says use within one month of opening! Whoops! I wondered, “will formula hurt my baby if I’ve used it after being opened for more than one month?” I mean, obviously he appears fine, but I wanted to be sure. The skeptic inside also wondered if the formula companies just want us to buy more.
I decided that calling the manufacturer Continue reading
My mother is a lactation consultant. When I was in high school she used to pick me up from school wearing shirts that said things like “breastfeeding is babies best start” and shirts with a bottle with a big red X through it. Needless to say, I was going to breastfeed my daughter whether I liked it or not (just kidding mom)! Continue reading