Thursday, October 11, 2012

Katie Moore

I have been contacted from a blog follower and was asked to post a 'Guest Blog' from her.  Her name is Katie Moore and you can read more from her on her blog about various pregnancy related subjects. 

So, here goes . . .  The baby me's FIRST Guest Blog post.

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Caring For and Nurturing Your Infant

One of the greatest joys in life is giving birth to a healthy baby. Moms spend
the better part of a year waiting for their babies to arrive, watching their
bodies change, and feeling a sense of excitement and anticipation over the
new changes in their life. However, some moms begin to feel a little nervous
and anxious as their due dates grow closer—there are many decisions to be
made regarding options like delivery methods, pain management, and cordblood banking to name a few. They wonder if they will be able to nurture
their baby the way they should, and they wonder if they’ll be good at the
parenting thing. Fortunately, these women’s fears are unfounded, because
caring for and nurturing a newborn infant are two of the easiest things
women do, even if it doesn’t seem like it in the beginning.

Health Care

Moms can start nurturing and caring for their infants long before they even
give birth. One of the most important things a woman can do before she
welcomes her baby into the world is find the baby a good pediatrician. The
importance of a good pediatrician is extreme; moms must be able to trust
the person who is taking care of their child, making sure their infant is
growing at the right pace, and treating their child for medical purposes.
Additionally, it’s also important that moms like their pediatricians, because it
means they’ll be more likely to call the pediatrician in an emergency rather
than attempting to care for their sick baby alone.

A good pediatrician is one who has experience working with children, who is
board certified and licensed, and who has an exemplary record. Moms can
find pediatricians in the phone book, online, and through word of mouth.
Most moms are happy to recommend their great pediatricians to other
moms; all moms have to do is ask around.


Babies are not like adults. They must eat regularly and consistently to
maintain their health. If an adult skips breakfast one morning due to a late
start or another reason, it’s not really a big deal. If an infant misses a meal,
it’s a very big deal. The first step to good nutrition any new mom can take is
to decide what feeding method to use.

Breastfeeding is one method—it is also the method most doctors
recommend. Breast milk is full of nutrients and antibodies that promote good
health and prevent children from becoming ill or sick. However, not all
women are able to breastfeed. Some cannot do it due to health reasons and
others simply choose not to breastfeed. This is a personal decision every new
mom must make, and they should know that choosing not to breastfeed
their child is not the end of the world.

Formula feeding is the other choice for new moms. This means purchasing

baby formula, making bottles, and feeding babies. It’s far easier to do on the
run, and it doesn’t require pumping and freezing breast milk. However, it
doesn’t have quite as many nutrients as breast milk, but it is healthy and
safe for newborn babies.

“Katie Moore has written and submitted this article. Katie is an active blogger
who discusses the topics of, motherhood, children, fitness, health and all
other things Mommy. She enjoys writing, blogging, and meeting new people!
To connect with Katie contact her via her blog, Moore From Katie or her
twitter, @moorekm26.”

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