Resources for the NEW Austin Mama!

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A couple of weeks ago, Austin Moms Blog contributor Elizabeth Hunter hooked all of you expecting Mamas up with a ton of resources to help throughout your pregnancy.  Whether you like it or not, though, that baby is going to come out of you eventually (I know, it doesn’t seem possible, but trust me…it will come out).  And when he/she does, you’ll most likely be looking for some support during all of those busy days and sleepless nights.

Here at the Austin Moms Blog, we like to be open about our own parenting experiences so that we can hopefully help our readers through their own journey to motherhood.  We can’t prepare you for everything (like the fact that you might enjoy the way your baby’s poop smells, or that sour breast milk breath could be like heaven to your soul), but I’ve put together a list of some of our best resources for NEW MOMS to at least guide you through the more predictable moments of new parenthood.

You have a baby.  Now what?

How will you keep track of milestones? 

Wear your baby for mobility (and snuggles)

Keep an eye out for developmental delays

Going back to work? (Allison has mad respect for working mamas!)

Love and Logic Parenting

NEVER leave your child unattended in the car

 

Sleep is for the birds.  

Co-Sleeping with Baby 

Attachment Parenting AND Sleep Training: Best of Both Worlds

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child Review

Survive Sleep Deprivation…with a helper

 

Breastfeeding: Not as natural as you’d think

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

Find a Lactation Consultant to help you through the tough first weeks

….And another Lactation Consultant!

My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow

Easy access with a nursing tank top

And if you end up on formula, DON’T STRESS OUT. 

Think about how you’ll feel breastfeeding in public.  (we know how Allison Mack feels)

 

Don’t forget yourself! 

Post Partum Depression or Post Partum Anxiety (read Ashlee’s story, too)

Save yourself from the dreaded “mom hair”

DIY Shellac Manicure

The Diva Cup for, ahem, the return of “Flo”

Look sexy at the gym!

 

There are lot’s more great articles to look through during those late night feedings!  Just do a quick search of any topic, and you’re sure to find something helpful.  If not, you can always post on the Austin Moms Blog Facebook page.

What advice do you have for new moms?  What piece of advice helped you the most during the first months with baby?

 

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