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Why Do Newborn Babies Spit Up Milk?

The first few weeks post birth are like getting your dream jump, only to realize it’s to be a janitor – with the added fear of constantly thinking you’re doing something wrong.Whether you’re a new mom or a pro who knows babies spit more often than they smile, you’re bound to get worried when you think you’re washing more milk stained burpees than usual. To allay your concerns, we’ve rounded up some of the biggest reasons infants spit up their milk – in ascending order of seriousness.

Siblings attending Homebirths

I am often asked whether or not young children should attend the home births of their siblings, and if so, what kind of preparation should be done to support them? While I think preparation can be good if you feel your child is of an age and comprehension stage to benefit from it, it really highlights how far we have removed birth from our everyday lives. I’m not suggesting we refrain from preparing but I think we owe ourselves, and our children, some time to think about why we feel it’s necessary. To me, it underscores how birth is no longer just a part of the lifecycle for most of us.