Baby's First Year · Breastfeeding · Pregnancy

Skin-to-skin: The healthiest place to begin

What is skin-to-skin? Skin-to-skin contact means holding your baby against your bare chest or tummy. It has many health benefits for both you and your baby. Babies: breastfeed better cry less and are calmer stay warmer have better blood sugar levels Mothers*: breastfeed more easily learn when your baby is getting hungry bond more with… Continue reading Skin-to-skin: The healthiest place to begin

Baby's First Year · Parenting

Comforting your crying baby: Swaddling and other tips

As a nurse, many parents have asked me to give them tips on comforting and soothing their crying baby. It can be very frustrating and exhausting for parents to hear their baby cry. If you find your frustration climbing, take a break and ask for help. How can I soothe and comfort my crying baby?… Continue reading Comforting your crying baby: Swaddling and other tips

Breastfeeding · Parenting

Holding your baby skin-to-skin: What are the benefits?

Your bare chest is the best place for your baby to adjust to life outside the womb.  Your baby smells you, hears you, feels you and gets to know you.  Skin to skin contact means holding your bare baby against your bare chest or tummy. Your Baby's First Hours Immediately after birth hold your baby… Continue reading Holding your baby skin-to-skin: What are the benefits?