Breast certainly is best, as the mantra goes, but for many new moms, nursing is much, much harder than the literature would have us believe. Fortunately, breast-feeding usually gets easier as time goes on. Here's a roundup of common problems and real-life solutions to help you stay the course.
Shopping for your newborn can be a daunting task, especially since there's such a huge variety of baby products on the market. How many undershirts, sleepers, bottles and burping cloths does your little one need? Which lotions and creams should you stock up on? What should you carry in your diaper bag? Our baby basics shopping list will help you figure out exactly what you'll need for the first few months. Print it up and take it with you on your next trip to the mall.