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Tips About Pumping While Traveling and Flying with Breast Milk

All you need to know about traveling while pumping and flying with breast milk. From security, to the gate, up in the air and even on the way back - Park Slope moms share their experiences about flying with breast milk and pumping (plus tips for alternatives to breastmilk). Includes advice from some of our amazing working moms about what they did when they had to travel for business!

 

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Tips for managing the family - before, during, after giving birth

Here are some tips and advice on how to strike the right balance of managing the family before, during, and after giving birth…

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Pumping At Work Tips for Breast Feeding Moms

Moms who pump at work are more and more a routine part of today's workplace. Here are some valuable tips for new moms from our network of seasoned pumping pros. Also includes advice on what to wear, scheduling, storage and transportation, and more.

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Diaper Rash

Advice on ridding the rash.

 

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Giving Up the Pacifier

Advice about getting kids to give up the "passy" as well as a few arguments for allowing kids to keep using the pacifier.

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Separation of the Pubic Symphysis

One person's experience's with Separation of Pubic Symphysis.

 

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New Parent Support Groups

 A guide to local support services including new parent groups, counselors and therapists, community support services and consultants. However, The best way we know of to get support as a new parent is to join one of the monthly baby groups. Want to Join a PSP Baby Group

 

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Relationship between Pets and Baby

Advice on introducing your dogs or cats to your baby.

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Remedies for Teething

Help with Teething

 

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What to do with a Newborn

Things to do when you're alone with a  newborn to keep sane and happy.

 

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Songs for New Parents

A list of recommended songs for new parents.

 

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Absorbent Diapers

Trying to find non-leaking diapers? Check here.

 

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Advice for Parents of Preemies

Resources and advice for parents with preemies.

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Mommy Brain and Short Term Memory Loss

Having trouble focusing since having a baby?  Read here for members thoughts on the subject

 

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Navigating New York's public transporation system with a stroller

Wondering how to juggle baby and stroller through the city's miles of track?  Read what our members have to say:

 

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We Can Work It Out

An article about how to safely play with your infant.

 

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Don't Fear the Bathroom - Babyproofing in the Real World

You may have heard the statistic that the kitchen sink has more germs than the toilet, but chances are your toddler doesn’t bee-line to the kitchen sink, hold the rim to steady themself, then use the basin as their personal splash pad. They're more likely to try that trick at the toilet. And even if your toilet sparkles, you likely don’t want baby blowing bubbles in toilet water.
 
This article includes top tips and products for babyproofing the bathroom, as well as PSP member recommendations for safety throughout the rest of the home.
 
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Help, Resources, and Advice for Stressed Out Parents, Post Partum Depression (PPD), and PMADs

If you are feeling stressed out and feeling alone? Do you find yourself wondering if you could have post partum depression (PPD) or  a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD)? Here are a list of warning signs from the Post Partum Depression Center, as well as links to personal experiences and stories from local parents about how they deal with feelings of stress and depression.

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Trimming a Baby's Nails

Wondering how and when to cut baby's nails? Here are PSP members' tips.

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PSP Members Advice about Post-Partum Depression and PMAD

PSP members share their personal experiences with post-partum depression (PPD) and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD).

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Resources For a Traumatic Birth Experience

No two birth experiences are alike and a mother's transition from labor and delivery to new motherhood can be vastly different. For some moms, moving out of a traumatic birth experience (TBE) never seems to happen. Some have been physically injured by the birth of their baby, and postpartum care doesn't always address these health issues. Other new moms are impacted by anxiety, anger and disappointment as well as full blown postpartum depression. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be a possible outcome of childbirth. 

 

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How To Deal With Colic

Are you wondering how to deal with a baby with colic? Here are some tips and advice from PSP parents about helping a colicky baby.

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Newborn Advice for Dads/Partners

Parents discuss how fathers and partners can bond with their baby.

 

 

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How to Have a Successful Hospital Stay

Advice from Park Slope Parents members for parents with children in the hospital.

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Night Weaning

Everything you could ever want to know about night weaning.

 

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Bottle Acceptance / Refusing to Take the Bottle

Some advice from the members of Park Slope Parents on getting a baby to accept a bottle.

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Breastfeeding and Pumping Tips

Problems pumping? You are not alone! Here are PSP member tips for keeping your milk supply up and baby and mommy happy and healthy.

 

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Maintaining your Breastmilk Supply

Suggestions for maintaining and improving your milk supply.

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Web Resources for Breastfeeding

Member favorite resources for finding answers to breastfeeding questions

 

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Breastfeeding Support Groups

Support Groups and Classes related to Breastfeeding. Some of these are free, some are drop-in. Please check the websites before venturing out as dates and locations may change.
 
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Nursing/Breastfeeding Supplies

A checklist of the items you need for breastfeeding at home and on the go.

 

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Tongue Tied and Breastfeeding Difficulties

A couple asks PSP members about their baby with short frenulum/breastfeeding difficulty - and here is the advice they received.

 

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Breastfeeding a Sleepy Baby

Advice on Keeping a sleepy baby awake for breastfeeding.

 

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What to do with a young toddler while breastfeeding newborn

Tips on occupying one while feeding another.

 

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How to Donate Breast Milk

So your freezer is starting to get full and you are wondering what to do with all that breast milk. Is donation an option? Here are some tips from local Moms.

 

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Breast Pumps & Health Insurance

Dear Parents-to-be, YOUR BREAST PUMP MAY BE COVERED BY INSURANCE!

 

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Problems Pumping?

PSP moms talk about how they solved problems with breast pumping and share things to try when what you are doing isn't working!

 

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Frozen Breast Milk: Shipping and Traveling With it

PSP members share advice about frozen breast milk, from shipping it to packing and traveling with it.

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Feeling Torn About Pumping

Is breast always best? Mothers share their experiences about stopping breastfeeding/ pumping, coping with the stigma of switching to formula, and overcoming guilt.

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Breastfeeding Struggles

Are you having trouble breastfeeding? You are not alone. Here, PSP members share how they coped with problems breastfeeding.

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New Parent Center

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS! You're a PARENT! Now what?


Here you will find resources to help you now that you have a baby!

 

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Healthcare Providers

From lactation consultants to mohels to baby nurses, here are the recommended healthcare providers who can help you make sure mother and baby are happy and healthy.

Breastfeeding Support

A list of nursing supplies, breastfeeding support groups and tips for pumping keeping your milk supply strong.

New Parent Advice

Things to do after the baby is born, finding a daycare, finding a babysitter/nanny, dealing with diaper rash and saving for college, here's where you can find answers to what you need to know.

New Parent Health Advice

Postpartum Depression, clogged eye ducts, diaper rash, pubic symphysis, teething, here's where you can find answers to what you need to know.