Triple Feeding

Here is a made-up, but very typical, case-study. Jo and her partner Sky had their baby a couple of weeks early, by cesarean. Because of the cesarean, Jo’s milk took a few days to “come in”. It’s very common, after the extra stress of surgery, for the body to take a little extra time to…

bottle-feeding

How to bottle-feed a baby – Paced Bottle-Feeding

Whether we are exclusively bottle-feeding, breastfeeding-with-occasional-bottles, or doing-half-and-half, it makes sense to feed the baby in the most physiologic, relaxing, pleasant way possible, which helps parent and baby develop a comfortable attachment. This process is sometimes called Paced Bottle Feeding. It involves mimicking the flow that the baby might get at the breast, and allowing…

Bras Across The Pacific

  I was recently reminded of a story about a grandmother-to-be… Sheila (not her real name) came into Mothering Touch looking for a gift for her grandchild-to-be.  She was very excited at the prospect of becoming a grandmother.  As she wandered around the store, cooing over the cute baby clothes, she noticed our extensive collection…

Prenatal Childbirth Preparation for Doctors' Patients

Is a Prenatal Class about Childbirth or about Babies?

This term we use – Prenatal Class – is confusing, isn’t it? Some parents-to-be are fascinated by, or worried about labour and birth and are wanting to spend a lot of time talking about it. They come to our 12-hour, six-week Childbirth Preparation classes and are happy to spend most of the time on labour…

Breast is Best for Moms Too!

It’s common knowledge that breast milk is the best start for babies, reducing risks for many short term and chronic diseases.  But the best kept secret is that breastfeeding is beneficial for moms too! Latest studies show good evidence that women who breastfed their infants have up to a 12% reduced risk of type 2…

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