Infant reflux and spit up

Infant Reflux: Why Does My Baby Spit Up So Much?

Infant Reflux seems to be one of the most diagnosed issues we see among our clients today. The rise in diagnosis could be contributed to many factors, one of which is the internet. Hop onto any forum and ask about your baby crying and you’re likely to hear “it’s probably Reflux!” from at least a…

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Newborn Twin Nursery Set Up & Essentials

Congrats, it’s twins! When you find out you’re going to have a newborn twin nursery it is often overwhelming. Setting up one room for two brand new babies can seem like a daunting task. With a couple helpful pointers, you can set up a nursery that works perfectly without all the extra clutter. Newborn Twin…

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What is a Night Nanny? Choosing Newborn Care

What is a “night nanny”? While searching to get some extra winks of shut-eye, new parents often find this term. It can get confusing because they will also find terms like “night nurse”, “Postpartum Doula”, and “Newborn Care Specialist”. These terms are not created equally. The primary responsibility (caring for your newborn) falls under each…

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Newborn Care Options: Postpartum Doulas

Newborn care options are often on the minds of parents all over the Tampa area. Buddha Belly isn’t just for birth, we offer a full range of options for bringing home baby! Postpartum Doulas are incredible sources of support and knowledge for both brand new and veteran parents. Bringing together knowledge of safety standards, real-world…

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Newborn and Infant Bottle-Feeding | Formula Fed Babies

Newborn and Infant bottle-feeding can be daunting! Feeding their newborn is one of the first things in most new parents’ minds, right behind a birth plan! No matter which option is chosen, most parents need to use a bottle at some point. From leaving baby with a caregiver to get a well-deserved break to letting…

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Newborn Sleep Essentials | Get More Sleep!

“Newborn sleep essentials, what are they?” “Will I ever sleep again?” Among new parents, these are frequently asked questions. Newborns often wake after short intervals of rest, leaving parents tired, frazzled, and ready to invest large amounts in coffee stocks. While it is true that newborns physiologically need to wake to eat around the clock,…

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There’s No Perfect Bottle for Your Baby

Have you been searching for the perfect bottle for your baby? Some babies take right to bottle feeding with no problems. Some babies have a bit harder of a time with bottle feeding. Marketing and commerce have convinced us that there is a perfect bottle out there and if we only spend $653 trying all…

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Newborn Care Tips from a Postpartum Doula – Babywearing

One of our favorite newborn care tips is: Babywearing! Learning how to wear your newborn baby can be a lifesaver for new parents. Imagine eating, hands free, while your baby peacefully naps without waking. It can happen and one of the easiest ways is to “wear” your baby in a comfortable and perhaps even stylish…

Labor Support Skills Workshop

Teaching Labor Support Workshops Across Florida

Christie and Amy, Buddha Belly owners, have been participating in an exciting project teaching labor support skills across Florida and we wanted to share what it is all about.  In 2017 Christie was invited to as a doula consultant and trainer, to join a special project teaching labor support skills with the Florida Perinatal Quality…

Circumcision

Newborn Care: The Circumcision Decision

To circumcise your newborn baby or not is a serious decision for parents to make. There is a lot of controversy regarding circumcision and it can be a challenge to find unbiased information. Here are some quick facts and helpful resources to assist in your research and decision making regarding this procedure: 

When will my period return

When Will My Period Return after Pregnancy?

Lovely bonus of pregnancy? No periods! Unfortunately, at some point postpartum, your period will return. But when? Breastfeeding suppresses menstruation at least for a while. For some mothers, there may be an absence of menstruation for weeks, months, and even years while still breastfeeding. Some mothers will even need to completely wean before they see…

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting Twins (updated July 21, 2022)

Are you expecting twins (or more?) and unsure of what to… expect? At Buddha Belly, we’ve had the honor and pleasure to support dozens of families of multiples with their pregnancies, labors, births and postpartum lives. Here is some insight from our experienced doulas. You may need more frequent checkups when expecting twins. You will see…