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.
November's Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators helps families to understand baby's input and output through the first month of life. It is a fantastic hands-on activity that creates community as class members work in small groups & encourages learning by manipulation & assessment.
LCCE Tanya Strusberg interviews the author of "Born to Breastfeed: The First Six Weeks and Beyond," Rowena Gray, RM, RN, IBCLC. Rowena shares why she wrote this book and discusses some of the current challenges facing new parents, and how her book might just make the journey a bit easier.