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What to Do When Your Toddler Becomes Aggressive and Poorly Behaved at Home and School: Expert Amber Trueblood Shares Tips

What to Do When Your Toddler Becomes Aggressive and Poorly Behaved at Home and School: Expert Amber Trueblood Shares Tips

This is a guest post by author Amber Trueblood, MFT, MFA. She is the author of Stretch Marks and a mother-of-four. A Mamas Uncut Facebook fan writes in with a question. She has a 3-year-old son who has started getting into trouble at daycare a lot. He has become aggressive towards other kids and seems frustrated overall. He is also exhibiting signs of other behavioral issues at home, and this mom can’t find a way to improve the situation. She has tried punishment, she has tried positive reinforcement, but nothing seems to do the trick. Read this mom’s question, and Amber Trueblood’s response, below. “My 3-year-old son has been getting in trouble at daycare a lot. He hasn’t been listening, and he’s hitting and punching other kids…” Hey, mamas. So I decided to try something new with my 3-year-old. He has been getting in trouble at daycare a lot. He hasn’t been listening, and he’s hitting and punching other kids. He gets very frustrated very easily, and he doesn’t listen at home. He will just act like he doesn’t hear us, or if we ask him to do something, he tells us to do it instead. He back talks nonstop …

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The Effects of Smoking While Pregnant: These Are the Dangers to Your Baby

The Effects of Smoking While Pregnant: These Are the Dangers to Your Baby

There are some mixtures that definitely go together, like ice tea and lemonade, or cake and ice cream, but smoking while you’re pregnant is not one of those things that makes a great combination. On top of it being just a horrible idea, it presents a host of other problems that could alter your life and your child’s life in an exceptionally negative way.

3 Supplements That May Boost Milk Supply

3 Supplements That May Boost Your Milk Supply

This is a guest post from Stephanie Canale, M.D., a family physician at UCLA and co-founder of Lactation Lab. Canale is a mom of two young kids and currently resides in Los Angeles, where her practice focuses on young families. It’s very common for nursing moms, even those who make plenty of breastmilk, to worry about their supply. I get it — as a mom you want to do everything you can to ensure you’re taking care of your baby. So what can you do if you aren’t able to, or are struggling to, keep up with your baby’s appetite? First: I always ask my patients if they’re drinking enough water. Consuming enough fluids is really important and, if dehydration is the cause of a dip in supply, a very easy fix. If that doesn’t solve it, the next step is to contact a lactation consultant for a consultation. She will observe a feed and be able to evaluate factors that impact supply, including latch, tongue or lip ties, frequency of feeding or pumping and thoroughness of breast emptying. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: How to Maintain Your Milk Supply Once You’re Back to Work If you’re hydrating and a lactation consultant has …

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What time should my 8 month old go to bed?

How to Know if Your Baby is Going to Bed Too Late

Much like adults, a baby’s bedtime can be a moving target, depending on naps, feeding schedule and any disruptions to routine, etc. But unlike adults, babies need routine to be their best selves (read: sleep through the night so that mom and dad can actually get rest, too). A bedtime that’s too late or too early can mess with baby’s very sensitive body clock, throwing off the next nap or bedtime and leading to a very grumpy baby. So what’s the magical time your baby should be going to bed? We asked sleep coach Kelly Murray to share her wisdom around the appropriate time for your baby to go down for the night. And how to make that bedtime stick. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: The 5 Things You Need to Ensure A Good Night’s Sleep For Baby (& You!) A MamasUncut fan asks: I’d like some advice on moving my daughter’s bedtime earlier. She’s 8 months old and right now she is sleeping from 9 PM – 5 AM, then wakes for a diaper change & bottle and sleeps until about 7:30am. I’m thankful she’s sleeping through the night but I think 9 PM is too late for her to go …

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