This is a very insightful compilation of videos of spiritual adviser Sadhguru sharing his thoughts on positive, spiritual parenting.
“Do not try to mold the child, to mold means there is a set shape to what they must become.”
How to raise a child.
Raising yourself before you raise your kids.
The Role of a Parent.
How do you handle Teenagers?
Make parenting a Joyful process!
My personal recipe!
16oz of distilled water
1 T. Castile soap or Organic Triclosan/synthetic free soap!
Few drops Organic Lavendar essential oil
1 T. Coconut oil
Shake it all up in a glass recycled juice container, use it liberally over chlorine free paper towels.
My personal recipe!
Organic Arrowroot powder and a few drops of Organic lavender essential oil! That’s it! 😮🙂
Following Videos are from Article Above:
To read my previous article on vaccinations visit my original post:
Breastfeeding is a big part of being a mother, even though it is as natural as giving birth, it does require practice, patience, and a little bit of understand of how it works.
With all the research I did to prepare myself for my at home delivery, breastfeeding was one of the topics I least delved into. My assumption was that my body and baby would naturally get together, that was that. I was in for a surprise of how I underestimated the task.
“Breast-feeding is more than being a good mom. And breast milk is much more than food: It’s potent medicine and, simultaneously, a powerful medium of communication between mothers and their babies.”
Human Breast milk is essential for Human baby development, no manufactured or stolen milk substitute was created by nature with the intention to ever be in OUR babies bodies.
Formula milk is laden with Sugar, Toxic chemicals, Fluoride, and S(i)nthetic “minerals” that our adults body cannot properly digest let alone a developing child.
“Nearly all commercial infant formulas contain substances your infant is better off avoiding, like corn syrup and AGEs, but it also is lacking in other key components that breast milk naturally provides. Chief among these are probiotics, friendly bacteria that help your body to thrive. Many infant formulas are more than 50 percent sugar — 43 percent being corn syrup solids, which means they’re also high in fructose. Metabolically, consuming fructose is very similar to alcohol on a chronic basis, so there appears to be a surprising similarity between giving your infant a can of soda, or a bottle of most conventional infant formulas.” -Dr. Mercola
“Human milk isn’t sterile—it’s very much alive, filled with good bacteria, much like yogurt and naturally fermented pickles and kefir, that keep our digestive systems functioning properly. So mother’s milk contains not only the bacteria necessary to help a baby break down food, but the food for the bacteria themselves to thrive. A breast-feeding mother isn’t keeping one organism alive—but actually hundreds of thousands of them.”
Watch this video how commercial baby formula is made.
“…infants desperately need the natural vitamins found in breast milk. Nutritional deficiencies place infants at risk of developmental problems and infantile death. The commercial infant formulas are not a healthy option. The inability of manufacturers to properly mimic human breast milk and vitamins is shown in the reduced immune systems of children who are fed infant formulas. Statistics show that the nutritional deficiencies caused by infant formulas vastly increase the likelihood of childhood health.”
The female human body is an incredibly intelligent machine, especially its ability to feed her children. Please! Please!! Read this jaw dropping informative article!
The first week of breastfeeding is the hardest, I had to supplement with pumped milk, due to a poor latch every feeding was very painful for me. After a month, we developed a better latch and I was no longer experiencing pain. In retrospect, I would have reduced the amount of times I used the pump vs breastfeeding. For a month my baby experienced colic/gas from air-swallowing due to the bottles, I experience painful engorgement and an imbalance of my fore-milk/hind-milk that toke months to correct. Fore-milk is very high in lactose, having an over supply leads to baby receiving more watery fore-milk vs the nutrient rich hind-milk, to much fore-milk can cause intestinal discomfort.
If you are considering pumping, looking deep into which pump will suit best for your needs.
Reduced colic with bottle that restrict the amount of air intake.
“Breastfeeding is uncomfortable, even painful. The nipples may look squashed or sculpted when they come out of baby’s mouth. The nipple skin may be cracked or blistered. When baby is latched well, the nipple goes deep into baby’s mouth, right to the back. The baby’s tongue does most of the work in getting the milk out; if the nipple is not far enough back, the tongue will rub or press on the nipple and cause pain.”
How to deal with painful breastfeeding, and ways to improve a painful situation.
Latch On- Video is a must watch, very informative and helpful.
Here’s an article in what to typically expect the first few weeks of breastfeeding.
An article with some nursing tips.
When preparing for a home delivery, your birth kit is essential. You want to start gathering your supplies sooner then later. You can deliver a healthy baby sooner then the expected 9 months mark. You need to be prepared, have the piece of mind of having a kit ready. During long hiking trips or long periods away from home I had all my supplies in a small bin with me in the car. Keep in mind labor isn’t like the movies so don’t fret just be actively prepared.
Birth kit supplies-
Disposable chux underpad 30×30 (Get at Least 10. You be needing a few of these during and after birth.)
4×4 Sterile Gauze Pads (I would get a box at least a good amount on hand for possible tears that need attention.)
Note: With my son I tore quite a bit, three nice size gashes. They weren’t big enough that I felt I needed any stitches, I choose to heal naturally since at the time I didn’t think of buying a local anesthetic so that wasn’t going to happen. I used gauze soaked in the mother of my organic DIY healing cream (check pervious post). I kept everything clean using peroxide, sitz baths, and wet with healing oils. The cuts healed in 10 days. Make sure you have your mother cream ready to go!
(2) Peri bottles (One for peroxide for any wounds and the other for a sitz baths to cleanse yourself after labor, when you change your pads, or use the restroom.)
(2) Bed sheet protectors (For before and after birth, I made the mistake of not buying any and using a normal mattress protector intended for children. Don’t underestimate the amount of fluids come with labor.)
Organic Sitz bath Herbs (For soaking to help the healing process)
Flex straws (trust me, go to the dollar store and get a box.)
Bulb syringe (To clear the airways after delivery)
Any type of disposable underwear (I would get 2 just for after birth, then you can switch to pads.)
Overnight pads (Cvs sells heavy overnight pads as well, you’ll need 1 1/2 – 2 weeks worth of pads. Postpartum bleeding is heavy. )
Exam gloves (buy 4)
Gloves for suture set (buy set of 1)
Suture set with some sort pain reliever
Scalpel with a few blades of it doesn’t come in your suture kit or new clean razor blades ( For cuting the cord or opening the sack.)
Cord string ( Any cotton string will do)
Optional- Weight scale (average baby weight is 6lbs)
Optional- Postpartum teas
Newborn hat ( get 2)
Newborn outfit (Long sleeves and pants)
Receiving blanket (get at least 2, for during and after delivery)
Muslin Swaddle blankets (great breastfeeding blankets later on)
Optional- Foot print
Optional-Certification live birth (we made our own How to… coming soon)
Box of zip locks ( 1 to hold your placenta and a few for organization)
Note- Organization is important to be able to find what you need. Ziplocks and labeling is key.
Plastic bin to store everything (travel size preferably)
Towels (use your own or buy disposable ones
Paper towel (for cleanup)
Garbage bags (for clean up)
Cold pack (I used hard food ice packs for my back during labor. You may want to get something a little more fancy for comfort, this looks cool because it alternates cold/hot!)
Hot pack (Trust me, your back and boobs will thank me later)
I recommend Babyganics when it comes to disposables.
If you don’t have access to laundry at home please get a min of 20 cloths and 3 covers, I would get that many either way. Get different sizes they grow fast!!!
Nurtured family is offering free wet bag with $110 purchase. Check out their sale/promotions see if it’s still valid and what their offering at the time.
If your interested in a soft structure baby carrier they sell all kinds including the one I use and recommend Lillebaby 360 all season.
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