Wendy Pratt

Why All the Crying – Part 2

Why All the Crying – Part 2 In the last article we established the first 5 reasons why babies cry. Here are 4 more reasons why our babies seem to cry all the time   1. When bored and needing sensory input. We as humans have an inbuilt desire to learn and absorb information from our environment. Our brains are wired for learning and during the first few years of… Read More »Why All the Crying – Part 2

Why All The Crying? -Part 1

Why All The Crying-Part 1 Anyone who has had a baby will know that they cry – A LOT! Crying is really the only means by which a baby can call a parent to come and attend to some or other perceived discomfort.  So, the short answer to what all the crying is about then is simply that the baby cannot make sense of something and is sending out a… Read More »Why All The Crying? -Part 1

5 Common things That Occur After A Baby Is Born

5 Common Things That Occur After A Baby is Born Imagine the environment a baby is in just prior to birth. There is plenty of fluid around to drink when an empty tummy triggers a feeling of hunger. There is a constant flow of nutrition via the placenta and umbilical cord. The baby is being held snugly and the temperature is at a constant level all the time.  The swooshing sounds… Read More »5 Common things That Occur After A Baby Is Born

7 Ways To Manage Your Thoughts & Expectations When Breastfeeding Isn’t Going Well…

7 Ways To Manage Your Thoughts & Expectationswhen Breastfeeding Isn’t Going Well…  Managing your thoughts and expectations when breastfeeding is not going well We set our standards so high – especially as a mother – and then struggle if we can’t reach them all. Whereas what we really need is to practice more self-care, and in doing so have more time to enjoy caring for our babies. Self-care is described… Read More »7 Ways To Manage Your Thoughts & Expectations When Breastfeeding Isn’t Going Well…

7 Reassuring Things To Know About Bottle Feeding​

7 Reassuring Things To Know About Bottle Feeding If there isn’t enough pressure on us already when we are trying to console our crying baby, walking up and down the room, desperately trying to soothe and settle; we are constantly bombarded by social media posts of smiling mothers serenely and effortlessly breastfeeding their babies,  This can make you feel like such a failure when you are struggling to latch your… Read More »7 Reassuring Things To Know About Bottle Feeding​

Breastfeeding: Expectations Vs Reality

Breastfeeding: Expectations Vs Reality The normal expectation for a new mother is to breastfeed her baby. Our society has embraced the ideal that all babies have the right to expect to be breastfed.  However we live in a realistic world where reality sometimes does not match our expectations. It is only when a mother finds herself being challenged by the difficulties, that help is needed to negotiate the difficulties… Human… Read More »Breastfeeding: Expectations Vs Reality