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11. Reinforce routines. By three months old your baby will become much more predictable, perhaps sleeping for longer stretches at night and falling into daytime nap patterns as well. Baby Nurse Tip: Try to encourage and reinforce any natural rhythms your baby has taken to. Babies crave a predictable schedule and will be much happier with consistent daytime naps and nightly sleep routines.

Life as a parent is an incredible journey. But when you do have moments of frustration, doubt or worry—as every parent inevitably does at one point or another— remember that the newborn phase will go by quickly. Try your best to enjoy all of the moments, big and small

and know that you can reach out to friends, family and other resources for support whenever you feel you need it.

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Carole Kramer Arsenault, RN, IBCLC, is a nurse, parent educator, certified lactation consultant, the founder of a baby nurse company, Boston Baby Nurses and author of the newly-released, The Baby Nurse Bible (2011/ The Experiment, LLC). Carole lives near Boston with her husband and three children. For more information, visit bostonbabynurse.com. Editor’s Note: Carole Arsenault’s new book, The Baby Nurse Bible, may look look like your typical guide to pregnancy and baby, but it’s not. It’s better, filled with well-researched tips from a professional who is also an experienced mom, tips that you probably have not heard before.

For instance, did you know that if your baby scratches himself with his nails, you can rub a few drops of breast milk on the cut? Breast milk helps prevent infection and promotes healing by fighting off bacteria and viruses. Confused about what a baby’s daily routine should look like? Arsenault includes samples for working moms as well as stay-at-home moms. A lot of thought went into this thorough book...a musthave!

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