New mama essentials: Reading list

Continuing my series of new mama essentials here is some online reading that has been a HUGE help for me. Read up about the postpartum period before you get there and create a plan of attack.

When you'll need a little encouragement:

When you'll need breastfeeding info:

When you'll need sleep info:

  • Troublesome Tots - this site cuts through alot of the crap and confusion. And believe me, I've had alot of it.

Considering co-sleeping? Don't let the propaganda freak you out. Do your research. Because the link to SIDS is very thin. There is actually a difference between SIDS (unexplained death) and suffocation deaths. Most deaths related to co-sleeping are not SIDS, but suffocation, and they are linked to major risk factors like smoking, obesity, drug and alcohol use, sleeping on a sofa or someone besides the mother (who is less sensitive to the baby's presence) sleeping with the baby.

Co-sleeping CAN be a valid and good option if you learn how to do it safely, but it's important to approach it with knowledge and intention, than just fall into it accidentally out of desperation and make mistakes (like falling asleep on the couch or in a chair).

And finally, a book I'm just starting to read, but promises much encouragement... Spirit-Led Parenting: From Fear to Freedom in Baby's First Year.

Keep truckin' mamas! You can do it!

1 comment:

  1. Some excellent reading materials here! And I don't just say that because I'm one of them. Thanks for the mention :)