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Caring for a Newborn When You Have RA

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Smiling baby close up with mother's hands.
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Four mothers and infants.
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Concerns and tips from new moms


Tired new mom holding baby.
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Fatigue


Nursing baby girl.
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Breastfeeding comfort


Father feeding infant with bottle.
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Breastfeeding challenges


Mother changing baby's diaper.
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Changing diapers and dressing baby


Smiling father putting baby in car seat.
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Physical limitations


Parents and young children.
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Having energy for other children


Mother kissing baby.
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Enough time off work


Mother in wheelchair holding newborn baby.
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Making it work with a newborn and RA


Help button.
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Ask for help


Food in plastic containers.
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Prepare for flares


Nursing mothers in park.
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Find support among other moms


Nursing mother using support pillow.
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Work with a physical therapist


Young mother pushing stroller.
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Find products that meet your needs


Pills and pill bottle.
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Add medications when needed


Family hands.
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Let go


Happy baby on Mom.
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You will be fine


Cathy Kramer

Cathy Kramer

@cateepoo88

Cathy Kramer has been married longer than not and is a mom to two young adults plus an aging border collie. She splits her days/nights between two community colleges as an ESL/ABE instructor. She is a strong believer in gratitude and attempts to leave a smile everywhere she goes. Cathy shares her positive voice as an advocate in the rheumatoid arthritis (RA), chronic illness, and self-care communities. Her ongoing journey with RA can be found on her blog The Life and Adventures of Cateepoo. She often hangs out @cateepoo88 on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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