Today's childbirth educator needs to be informed, prepared to answer questions and have some resources in their pocket for more information on the Zika virus if needed. Here is the most recent Zika update.
A study published in Krager Biomedicine Hub indicates that newborns who need additional glucose supplementation are able to achieve stable blood glucose levels with the administration of oral dextrose gel during feeds and prevent NICU admissions.
New parents have a love-hate relationship with their breast pump in the days, weeks and months after the birth of their baby. This is doubly true for those families where the breastfeeding parent goes back to work and pumps milk for the baby while away.
Virtual breastfeeding visits with a lactation consultant may be an option for those families who can not manage an in-person lactation visit. Learn about this increasingly new option as well as a program that offers this service for free for families who are income-qualified.
Did the film “Microbirth” convince you that microbes are an important part of a healthy start to life, but leave you with further questions? The follow-up book, Your Baby’s Microbiome: The Critical Role of Vaginal Birth and Breastfeeding for Long Term Health, fills in the details from the movie.