Your beautiful baby is already here! Pregnancy is behind you, and now your new life begins. You are a mother, and that is a huge responsibility! Load up on patience and energy – you will need both! But load up on love too, because you are going to be giving and receiving a lot of it as well. Is there anything more rewarding than your baby smiling at you or grabbing your finger for the first time? 

Get ready for a lot of new experiences: your whole world is going to turn around your baby and you are going to be flooded with nappies, baby bottles and toys.

At the beginning, your newborn baby will mostly eat and sleep. Breastfeeding is the best option for your baby, as breast milk is the perfect food for him: it provides him with all the nutrients he needs and has an extra of antibodies and protection that will make him stronger. However, baby formula is a perfectly valid option as well!

 

You are not alone

Caring for a baby is a tough job, and you will need all the help you can get. Count on daddy and the baby’s grandparents, and go to our forums to get extra help from expert mummies. From Captain Mums, we also try to ease your path a little bit with a lot of helpful information. Check out our series of articles on baby milestones month by month to learn what you should expect from your baby as he develops: teething, crawling, walking and the first words are some of the basics of your baby’s development. Remember that each baby follows his own pace. Don’t stress if he’s a late bloomer in some of them!

We also provide information on some important and common baby problems, such as baby colic or separation anxiety. Read on to help your baby through them and to live them with some peace of mind.

Watching your baby grow is priceless and you should enjoy every moment with him. He will soon become a toddler!

breastfeeding pain

You just became a mother, and have decided to provide him with the best possible nourishment, breast milk. However, there is an unwanted guest: breastfeeding pain.

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Hi all, I am a mother of a 2-month-old baby. I would like to know if I can consider getting breast implants now. My breasts are kind of very small and I was thinking about it since my high school. After marriage, I talked about this to my husband and he was very supportive as he also preferred plus sized ones. During pregnancy, I did not undergo t...

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Hi!! I have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my pregnancy period. My OB/GYN said it is common to have this as the placenta makes hormones that can lead to sugar in the blood. He also said that after delivery I won't have diabetes. It's been 1.5 years after delivery and I thought of undergoing mommy makeover surgery from a clinic in...

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Does she also arch her back ? Can you lay him down after a feed and she keeps it down or does she spit up when laying aswell? My son projectile vomited after each feed , done everything in my power to see if it was my milk/formula doing it.. turns out he has acid reflux and he's now on infant gaviscon sachets and ranitidine oral solution , worth a...

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Does she also arch her back ? Can you lay him down after a feed and she keeps it down or does she spit up when laying aswell? My son projectile vomited after each feed , done everything in my power to see if it was my milk/formula doing it.. turns out he has acid reflux and he's now on infant gaviscon sachets and ranitidine oral solution , worth a...

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My baby girl is now just over 4 months old but was 5 weeks premature. She weighs around 9lbs and a half now. Over the past week or so she's been megga greedy. The other day she had a 10 oz bottle in 1 and was still wanting more. The day after she took 25oz in 8 hours, that's more than she should have in 34 hours! Health visitors have advised not to...

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Is it safe to undergo laser hair removal during breastfeeding? My brother's marriage is on June 11, 2017, and I want to look the best. I hate hair on my arms, legs, and face. During pregnancy, I did not undergo this procedure as I was told not to do it by my OB/GYN. I shaved during that time. I don't want to do it again. I'm planning to consult a...

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After feeding keep him up and massage his back to help him burp and what i do with my daughter is an advise from my mom she raised me the same is a good thing to give baby after every meal at least 1 sip of tea.Atention:no sugar or sweetners in tea and i recommend PUKA DETOX from tesco with anissed fenel and cardamom these plants helps for colics a...

jada1 added a reply in discussion Eating problems... 2 months ago

not at all dear being mummy is not as easy as it is considered to be lol, however dont worry sometimes morning sickness even lingers up to 40th week so be composed and never ever skip any of your meal no matter what you feel after that as it is important for you as well as for the little life, to deal with dizziness I recommend "no to morning sickn...

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is she on formula?????...

ashley1 added a reply in discussion Morning sickness... 2 months ago

exactly your baby relies on you for his diet so be careful about it, morning sickness is a general symptom which every mom has to suffer from for a while during pregnancy, be composed as there are certain things that can really effectively subside it like "no to morning sickness tea" is a great curative drink for morning sickness, try it and feel b...

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is she breastfed? better if you contact GP and see what he advises, my elder one would also vomit very bad and I were asked to change her formula, I didn't see any change even with formula change but it'd gone itself when she got a little stronger, dont rely on me as every one is different but be calm as it isn't a serious issue, I would suggest yo...

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I have managed to get to pre-pregnancy weight after the baby arrived with supplementing with "mummy magic tea", its herbal and good for both mom and the baby, just want to say that you have options even if you are bound to it which does not match your needs at the moment, nonetheless the worst thing you would be doing is skipping your meal as the b...

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rest rest and rest, nothing better than having rest during pregnancy,...

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Hey!! I'm happy to announce that I'm 8 weeks pregnant. This is our first child and we are super excited. I would like to know if it's common to have leg cramps, back pain, and swelling of legs during pregnancy. I have researched and saw prenatal massage therapy but I don't know when exactly should one consider this procedure. I have scheduled an ...