Tag Archives: attachment parenting

Baby Sleeping with Mom

Q: Should I sleep-train my baby?

Question: My baby is due to be born in about a month’s time. I have read so much confusing information on this subject. Some people say that if you don’t put your baby into another room and sleep train him right from the very beginning, your baby will never learn to sleep through. But my best friend has a two-month-old baby who Continue reading

kangaroo mother care

Q: What is Kangaroo Mother Care?

Question: My first baby was born in hospital. After he was born they took him away to the newborn nursery, and I was allowed to have him only at feeding times. We did have about half-an-hour together after he was born and I sneaked into the nursery to see him whenever I Continue reading

Bonding Family

Bonding with Your Baby

Parenting in today’s world can often be hard work, but when a mother and baby are ‘securely bonded’ from the beginning, both of them have inner resources that make it easier for them to work through any problems that may arise later. By now we are all familiar with the importance of Continue reading

Breastfeeding Mother

Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby

“I was so excited when I massaged my breast and the first drops of milk came out”, says Caroline, a mother with an adopted baby. “It was only a few drops but my body had made them!” Caroline is one of Continue reading

Skin to skin baby and mother

Kangaroo Mother Care — the Magic of a Mother’s Touch

Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is for every mother; every baby. The mother’s skin is the baby’s natural environment, and both physically and emotionally the healthiest place for the baby to be, says KMC researcher, Dr Nils Bergman, of Cape Town. Continue reading