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Breastfeeding in Public: 5 Ways to Get it Right

After our first daughter was born, my inaugural nursing in public (NIP) attempt took place in the private booth of a darkly lit restaurant, under a nursing cover. By the time daughter number two came around, I was using that nursing cover as a burp cloth and breastfeeding brazenly in public. At four weeks postpartum, I ventured to Ikea for toy storage, babysitter in tow to help wrangle Big while I carried Little.

5 New Ways to Beat the Baby Blues

It’s no secret that becoming a new mom can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life—but it can also be one of the scariest and most stressful. “Motherhood is a major life transition, and you will feel the whole spectrum of human emotion from fear and loneliness to the heights of joy and love,” says Kayleigh Pleas, a wellness coach in New York City.

It's Here! Postpartum: The Musical

Being a new mom can be crazy, messy and, yes, amazing—but it can also be super rough (hello, 4 a.m. feeds). From breastfeeding disasters to pee in your face, sometimes you just gotta laugh it off.

How to Pump Breast Milk While Driving

There I was, hurtling down the highway at 60 mph in my Honda CRV, topless save for a purple paisley Hooter Hider. I was six months postpartum and late for a friend’s bridal shower. My husband was staying home with our baby, but I had two C-cup bambinos of my own, and with hours until I’d next be able to nurse, I needed to take matters into my own hands. Or, shall I say, my own flanges.

11 Ways to Feel Sexy in Your Post-Baby Body

Sure, babies change everything—including how you feel about your body. Even though you know what it took to create that baby you adore, getting your sexy back isn’t something that always magically happens exactly six weeks post baby. It’s normal to have some reservations and not feel your 100-percent vixen status after you welcome your firstborn. Plus, you might just not be in the mood.

Measles at Disneyland: One Doctor's Take

Over the course of my 20-year career in pediatrics, I have cared for all types of families. And, I have learned that there are many ways to be a good parent. There are a few golden rules for parents. Love your child unconditionally. Give him a nurturing and safe environment to thrive. And, treat your child with respect. How you “parent” with these essential elements is really up to you.

Having Pain During Sex? Here's Help

Lots of scary firsts follow childbirth: Your first poop. Your first time driving with the baby in the backseat. Your first day home alone with a helpless miniature humanoid that looks like a (cute) alien-monkey and needs you every waking second.

How to Find a Babysitter or Day Care You Trust

Planning your options post-maternity leave? There are plenty of loving, gifted caregivers out there who consider watching kids to be their calling—not just a job. Once you strike gold with your sitter or day care, you’ll be amazed at how confident you can feel waving bye-bye to your bub in the morning. But where to begin? Take this quiz to find out what kind of child care you (and your baby!) will love.


The Mother 'Hood Video: Mom Cliques 101

When you’re pregnant with your first child, you may not realize that you’re about to enter a whole new arena of mommy social order.

Tia Mowry: My Son Is in the Fibbing Stage!

Mowry, the star of Nickelodeon series Instant Mom, talks to Fit Pregnancy about what to do when your kid discovers how to tell little white lies—and if there’s going to be a brother or sister on the way for her son, Cree.