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Postnatal tips — baby

From Cord Stump to Belly Button: 3 tips for natural care

Posted by Kristin Beckedahl - Naturopath, Childbirth Educator, Doula on

So, the birth is now over. You've entered the land of lost time known as baby gazing. You stare at the amazing reminder on your baby's tummy of your recent and incredible in utero connection: the cord stump. The once life line. The once power cord between you, placenta and baby. Then the mama brain kicks in: What do I do with it? Does it hurt my baby to move it? Can I get it wet? Can I take that hard, plastic clamp off? How long does it take to fall off? Is that colour normal? The cord stump: At some point...

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Got A Cheesy Baby? Here's how to deal with it

Posted by Kristin Beckedahl - Naturopath, Childbirth Educator, Doula on

I'll never forget the day I discovered baby cheese on my usually-beautiful-smelling baby 😟I was going in to blow raspberries on her chubby neck when I caught a whiff of something. I then noticed a red and mucky rash within her neck creases.  What I found is what's known as neck cheese, crease cheddar, fold-funk ... you get the picture.Being over 4kg at birth she was adorned with some beautiful rolls. Yet it was these, combined with the typical poor neck control of a newborn, that made her the perfect candidate for baby cheese.What exactly is it?Any skin folds on...

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