The first time I got mastitis, it felt like I got hit by a truck. For someone who never gets sick, this one left me flat on my back in bed, hardly able to stand on my legs to walk to the bathroom. It felt like the flu, with a fever, and major pain in my breast--making breastfeeding an excruciating chore.Read More
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Who remembers as a kid getting crusty stuff behind your ears, that you would naturally scrape off, only to discover it left your ear bright red, smarting, and pained? Youch! I can still remember the feeling! So when I found some behind my baby's ear this week, I made sure NOT to remove it!
Instead, I took out doTERRA's Correct-X Essential Ointment--an all natural, multi-purpose ointment that helps soothe distressed skin. This ointment hydrates, purifies, and conditions the skin--all things I thought would be helpful for my little guy's ears.Read More
Thankfully Judah has not had many ailments that besiege infants, but he has had some minor cradle cap. Cradle cap is a build-up of oil on the scalp causing minor dermatitis. It does not seem to bother babies, but I'm not one to leave gunk on his head, so I pulled out my trusty oils to relieve his skin.Read More
Is there anything worse than vomit? I don't think there is. I have an irrational fear of it. If I hear the noise of it or see it happen in a movie, my stomach clenches, and I start to feel sick. One of the biggest things I was afraid of when I became a teacher was having to deal with this up close and personal.Read More