007: Genevieve Howland aka Mama Natural – Navigating Life With A Newborn

Life with a newborn is beautiful, but it’s not easy. There will be so many new adjustments to your life as a new mom and it can be overwhelming. Even though every situation is unique, you want to be prepared with some helpful and practical information to care for yourself and your baby. Genevieve Howland (aka Mama Natural), has so much to share for new moms who want the very best for themselves and their little ones during the fourth trimester.

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Highlights from this episode:

  • Sarelle’s 26-week milestones
  • Adjusting to life with a newborn during the 4th trimester
  • The challenges of breastfeeding and finding a proper latch
  • Why you need to hire a lactation consultant
  • Is your baby getting enough breastmilk?
  • How to find donor milk if you aren’t producing enough breastmilk
  • The top 3 formula recommendations
  • Goat vs. cow milk for babies
  • When to introduce the bottle so there is no nipple confusion
  • Your baby’s poop will tell you a lot about their digestion
  • Understanding foremilk & hindmilk
  • Tips for dealing with a fussy baby during breastfeeding
  • Crying is the way your baby communicates
  • The key to wake windows
  • How do you know if your baby is colicky?
  • Dairy in your diet could lead to a gassy baby
  • Babywearing helps reduce crying
  • The 4 month sleep regression
  • Setting up a healthy night routine for baby
  • Get your baby to learn how to self soothe
  • Video baby monitors emit high levels of EMFs
  • The benefit of music for babies
  • Afternoon sunlight helps babies sleep at night
  • Naps are important for mom & baby
  • Postpartum mom’s need to rest & recover for 4-6 weeks after childbirth
  • Eating oatmeal is great for breast milk production
  • Magnesium citrate helps prevent constipation
  • How a sitz bath helps with postpartum healing
  • Moms… make sure to take care of yourself
  • It’s important to sleep when the baby sleeps
  • Let go of your expectations and enjoy the ride

Related links:

Follow Marni Wasserman on Instagram
Mama Natural website
Follow Mama Natural on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
Mama Natural The Week By Week Guide To Pregnancy & Childbirth by Genevieve Howland
Mama Natural Baby Care Course
Mama Natural Birth Course
Listen to TUHP episode 315: Genevieve Howland aka Mama Natural – Preparing For A Healthy Pregnancy & Childbirth
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Mama Natural – What Is The Best Baby Formula? (article)
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Comotomo Baby Bottle
Mama Natural – Which Are The Best Bottles For Breastfed Babies (article)
Mama Natural – Baby Poop-What’s Normal & What Ain’t (article)
Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump
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Mama Natural – The Best Baby Monitor (article)
Mama Natural – Hair Rescue! Grow Thicker, Healthier Hair Naturally (ebook)
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