SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT, SELF SOOTHING AND ‘GOOD’ BABIES: WHY WE NEED TO STOP SETTING MOTHERS UP TO FAIL

https://raisedgood.com/sleep-through-night-self-soothing-good-babies-stop-setting-mothers-to-fail/ “Is he sleeping through the night?” asks a stranger. “She’s too clingy. You really need to stop picking her up.” says a friend. “Is she a good baby?” asks a woman at the park. “He should be self-soothing by now. Consolidated sleep is critical for healthy brain development.” proclaims a sleep trainer. “You’re creating …

MAMA, YOUR BABY NEEDS YOU. IT’S THAT SIMPLE (AND THAT HARD)

https://raisedgood.com/mama_baby_needs_you_simple_hard/ Mama, I see you crying in the shower. I hear your thoughts as they mislead you into believing that you’re failing. I sense your fear. Your worries. Your uncertainty. Your overwhelm. Your grief. Your yearning for the life you’ve left behind.⠀ And I see something else. I see you holding your baby as your …

New Study Reveals Moms Need a Full Year for Recovery After Giving Birth

http://redtri.com/new-study-reveals-moms-need-a-full-year-for-recovery-after-giving-birth/ Growing a baby a beautiful experience, but it’s also demanding on your body. New mothers may be told by books and doctors that they’ll be back to “normal” within six weeks of giving birth, but a new study has found that most women take much longer to recover. Dr. Julie Wray, a researcher at Salford …