Better Childbirth Outcomes Blog
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Jan 07, 2013
Baby Wearing Research
While there has been increased interest in baby wearing, research on this practice is not as easy to find. What is known about baby wearing and infant contact? What are the methods of baby wearing?
Jan 01, 2013
pregnancy herbs, herbs in pregnancy, safety of herbs during pregnancy
Jan 01, 2013
Best Possible Childbearing Outcome
The best possible childbearing outcome is the highest level of health attainable for an individual mother and baby. Here are the factors needed to achieve that goal.
Sep 22, 2012
Kangaroo care refers to the placement of the infant skin to skin with the mother. Research continues to demonstrate benefits to both. Obstacles in the health care field continue to diminish this contact between mothers and babies.
Sep 22, 2012
Infant touch is more than a comfort technique, it is essential for an infant's growth and development. Four different types of touch can be used by parents to help them adjust and thrive.
Sep 04, 2012
Risks of Newborn Nursery
Decades have research have indicated the value of keeping mothers and newborns together. Simultaneously, there is a growing body of research indicating the risks of newborn nursery use and the common practice of separating the mother and her baby. This article lists the disadvantages of removing the baby from the mother's presence.
Aug 28, 2012
Mother Baby Separation
The separation of mothers and infants in the hospital setting is common although there are physical and emotional disadvantages to this practice. There are three distinct phases of mother baby separation during a typical hospital stay. Reasons for the separation, effects, and alternatives and presented.
Jul 05, 2012
Mother Baby Rhythm
The Mother/Baby Rhythm describes a relationship between the two that strengthens her ability to bond with and care for the baby while simultaneously caring for herself. The Mother-Baby Rhythm occurs because the two individuals are critically important to each other and the relationship central for both of them.
Jun 20, 2012
How Long to Breastfeed
Many mothers wonder how long they should breastfeed their babies. Find information on length of breastfeeding and 12 factors that have been proven by research to increase breastfeeding success, duration, and satisfaction.
Jun 17, 2012
How to Increase Breast Milk Supply
Learn how to increase breask milk supply with these 7 methods of enhancing lactogenesis while nursing.
Jun 04, 2012
Use our breastfeeding checklist to determine what nursing supplies you may need or for helpful for feeding your newborn.
Apr 08, 2012
A proper latch for the breastfed baby is the difference between successful breastfeeding and early weaning. Steps for the correct latch and 4 tips for latch training a baby are provided.
Mar 10, 2012
The 7 criteria for a proper latch are described in these step by step directions for latching on a baby to the breast. Improper latch can lead to sore nipples and frustration for mother and baby.
Mar 03, 2012
Finding comfortable breastfeeding positions makes nursing easier for mother and promotes improved latch. Learn techniques to use the chin to nipple line on the 4 most effective positions for breastfeeding.
Feb 06, 2012
The correct breastfeeding latch is important to establish from the first day. FREE download on the 8 Criteria of a proper latch.
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