Healthcare Tips

Nourishing Notes: Part One A Lactation Resource and Guide for Women

March 11, 2020

Having a baby, whether it’s your first one or not, can be exhausting or confusing on what to do. These tips will help you to get a good idea of what to do once you give birth or leave the hospital:

Getting Off to a Good Start

Skin to Skin & Rooming In

After birth, full term healthy babies are placed diaper-only on mother’s bare chest and then covered with blankets. This is called “skin to skin” and this practice has many benefits for infants:

For mothers, skin to skin helps:

Infant’s crave skin to skin time. We recommend doing skin to skin often in the first few days and weeks of life. If your baby has not shown feeding cues after a few hours, try placing him skin to skin on your chest to help arouse him for feeding. Mothers are encouraged to room in with their infants 24-hours a day; the benefits are: