How Do Moms Stay Active with a New Baby?

How Do Moms Stay Active with a New Baby?

If you are used to a regularly structured fitness routine, you may be wondering how you are going to stay active after having a baby. Bringing your baby home is one of the most exciting and rewarding moments in your life, but we know that caring for a newborn can be demanding and exhausting. Feeding…

Black Mom Breastfeeding

Black Breastfeeding Week, An Interview with Deidra Washington, IBCLC

For Black Breastfeeding Week, we are highlighting one of our favorite lactation counselors. In addition to having her own private practice, Deidra is a member of the Buddha Belly team supporting clients with breastfeeding counseling. We are so grateful to have her on our team sharing her wisdom and experience. 1. Tell us about your…

Is My Baby Cross Eyed, Baby Wearing Glasses

Is My Baby Cross-Eyed? When To Be Concerned

Sometimes parents notice their newborn’s eyes look a little cross-eyed in the beginning. Yes, it is normal for a newborn’s eyes to wander or cross occasionally during the first few months of life. Their muscles are strengthening and their eyes are learning to focus. By the time a baby is 4–6 months old, their eyes…

Is breastfeeding always difficult

Is Breastfeeding Always Difficult? – One Mom’s Story

In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, I wanted to share a little bit about my breastfeeding story. When I found out I was pregnant, everyone had an opinion about everything, including breastfeeding! I heard stories from my sister, who has had 4 children, about how her milk never came in, she didn’t produce enough milk…

brushing baby hair with soft brush cradle cap

Cradle Cap: What It Is & What To Do

Does my baby have cradle cap? If you have seen flaking and crusting with yellow or white scales on your baby’s scalp, you are probably noticing cradle cap. Don’t be concerned. There is no evidence that it causes any discomfort to your baby at all. If you are not certain whether your child has cradle…

Postpartum-Nutrition

5 Postpartum Nutrition Tips from a Certified Nutrition Coach

One of the biggest concerns with many new mums postpartum is to “get their body back.” In this article we will talk about that and nutrition during your postpartum recovery. While “getting your body back” is an understandable goal, too many women lose precious time with their baby by worrying about losing weight. Weight loss goals can…

healthy recipes for nursing parents

Five Healthy Recipes for Nursing Parents 

While the breastfeeding journey with my son was successful and amazing, it did come with its own setbacks that I had to learn to work through. As a first time mom, I had no idea how demanding nursing would be in the beginning. Newborns have very tiny tummies and often feed at the breast every…

Traveling with your baby at the airport gate

Traveling With Your Baby

Your beautiful new baby has arrived, and you are ready to show them off to the world, right? You want to introduce them to family and friends near and far, and you are ready to make that trip. But if you’re anything like me, the thought of traveling with your new baby creates a lot…

Taking Your Baby on Vacation

Taking a Vacation with Your Baby

Now that summer is in full swing, and traveling is pretty much back to normal, taking a vacation seems more needed than ever! It’s important to keep in mind that for your baby, almost everything is new and stimulating. And if you think adjusting to a new space and unfamiliar things is a tough transition…

Pregnant Mom Swimming, Exercise

Exercise During Pregnancy

One of the most exciting chapters of your life has begun. You’re pregnant! Life is about to change, and so is your body. Exercise can not only help you stay in shape, but also help prepare you for labor and delivery. Did you know that exercising is safe and healthy for most pregnant women, even…

Taking Your Baby to the Beach

Taking Your Baby to the Beach

If you are anything like me, you know there are really healing energies offered by the sand and salt water of our gorgeous beaches here in Tampa Bay. We live where many people vacation, and there is a certain type of serenity that comes from the gulf breezes and gentle lapping of the waters. With…

food allergies and your child sitting in high chair

Food Allergies and Your Child

Did you know that about 6 million children have food allergies? That is a staggering number in my opinion. I personally never experienced a food allergy, so I was not very concerned about introducing my son to new foods when he was a baby. I followed our pediatrician’s recommendations about introducing particular foods until he…