I have been thrilled and grateful that so many of you have chosen my childbirth DVD to educate yourself and enhance your joyous birth experience. Research confirms that a positive birth experience supports health and happiness throughout your child’s life. So you made the perfect choice.
I would like to encourage you to check out my new multimedia products which I’ve added to complement your DVD purchase/ Print handbooks and web-based video clips provide detailed information on birthing concepts, mother and new baby care and breastfeeding. These courses are produced by InJoy Birth and Parenting Education and endorsed by me.
Another powerful way to learn about childbirth and your beautiful new baby in the comfort of your home.
To fine out more and to purchase Understanding Birth, Mother and New Baby Care and Better Breatfeeding, visit my website www.small wonders childbirth.com . all three for only $33.50 or feel free to buy individually
Have a Happy Birthday
These words of wisdom come from Stepanie Moores website she is the owner of Becoming Mohters in Boulder, Co and you might recognize her from the Small Wonders Childbirth DVD and her advice on breastfeeding she offers. Ifyou are in the Denver/Boulder area be sure to check out her wonderful store in joy dee*
Breastfeeding is a beautiful thing- BUT the reality is, there may be times, whether by necessity or choice, when you need to offer your baby a bottle. Finding a method that works for you and your baby (without sabotaging your breastfeeding routine) can be tricky. Although many companies claim their bottles are most like breastfeeding, no bottle nipple style is right for every baby.
A GOOD READ:
Balancing Breast & Bottle: Reaching Your Breastfeeding Goal
by Amy Peterson, IBCLC, and Mindy Harmer, CCC-SL
Authors Amy Peterson and Mindy Harmer help mothers solve the dilemma of how to feed a breastfed baby during separation, while protecting the breastfeeding relationship and making sure that every mother can reach her breastfeeding goals. The authors’ combined professions of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Speech-Language Pathologist bring two unique and informed perspectives in selecting and using artificial nipples for a breastfed baby. They will also address the following common concerns:
- How a baby’s suck can be used to select the best bottle nipple?
- Tips for collecting, storing, and stockpiling milk are included, along with various pumping scenarios to ensure that the baby’s bottles are loaded with as much breastmilk as possible.
- How to find the ideal balance between breastfeeding, pumping, and bottle-feeding for their own family
Although sometimes kept undercover I am a nurse and read up on the latest goings on in the medical community. Here is excerpts from a refreshing article on breastfeeding from ADVANCE for NURSES titled” Lessons in Lactation, Nurses promote that breastfeeding is more than a personal choice”, written by Sandy Keefe, MSN, RN.
· The difference between breastfeeding and formula feeding should be presented as what the risks of formula feeding is
· Educate on the risks of what can occur if you do not breastfeed i.e increased risk of osteoporis and ovarian cancer in mom and increased risk for her child to develop
obesity and Type 1 diabetes
· Educate moms that newborns get exactly what is needed nutritionally from the breast and do not necessarily need a bottle unless medically indicated
Breastfeeding is often viewed as a personal choice that can bring a number of strong emotions into play., “But breastfeeding is not a personal choice- it s a health decision that impacts the woman and her baby.”
While working at my “day” job a young co worker came up to me and said “Why is breastfeeding important , so many of my friends are choosing to give their babies formula ” . Of course I came up with all my calculations and information I know about the importance of breast feeding . But what came to mind quickest was the quote a favorite pediatrician told me while doing a well check for my third child 18 years ago. It really resonated “Why would you feed your baby cows milk, do you want your baby to grow up to be a cow” It is that simple Milk is species specific, human babies need human milk
Human milk is made of 1.2 %protien, 3.8% fat, 7 %carb am 87.6 % water which is the perfect amount of nutrition your baby needs.
Prepare for breastfeeding by attending a class and reading some books prior to your baby being born and then make sure you connect with people to support you during the time you are breastfeeding