Swaddling: dos and dont's

Swaddling can be an excellent tool to calm your baby IF your baby enjoys it! Swaddling can reduce the risk of SIDS if done correctly AND if your baby doesn’t sleep for too long in the swaddle. A baby who doesn’t wake often is a baby at higher risk for SIDS. Night time awakenings are an infant's best defense against SIDS or other physiologic challenges while their body systems mature. 

Infant stomach size

Researchers have been trying to measure infant stomach capacity for over 100 years. It's been estimated that a 40-week fetus swallows around 5-30ml of amniotic fluid at a time. Every baby has a different caloric requirement & exact volumes cannot be standardized because stomach capacity varies.

Are there heavy metals in your prenatal vitamins?!

Are there heavy metals in your prenatal vitamin? What are the best prenatal vitamins? There are so many options on the market it can be difficult to know which one to choose (and time-consuming to figure out!). One study collected and tested twenty-six commonly used prenatal vitamin brands, including one prescription brand, for toxic element contamination. They found lead, arsenic, and other toxic elements such as Aluminum, Nickel, Titanium, and Thallium in all samples!