Winters can be a scary time for new parents because you are not sure how resilient your new baby is to winter cold infections. Here are some tips to help keep your baby healthy. Your milk offers the best immunity protection for your baby. Even if you get sick, you should continue to breastfeed because … Continue reading 5 Ways to Protect your Newborn this Winter
I am excited to announce the addition of a second Prenatal class, "Understanding your Newborn" class. This second class is a great addition to my Prenatal "Labour & Delivery" class. This half-day class will help prepare you for those first few weeks at home with baby. You will learn about your baby's cues, normal newborn behavior, safety tips, how … Continue reading Prenatal Understanding your Newborn class now Available in Nanaimo
Whenever possible in an uncomplicated delivery skin to skin care should be initiated. Gone are the old days when babies were whisked away to the nursery and bathed. We have learned a great deal about the importance of keeping the baby with the mother or other parent since then and here are some reasons why: 1. Placing … Continue reading The Benefits of Skin to Skin with your Newborn
You may have heard of Hurricane Katrina or the Fort McMurray Wildfire that left many people stranded wondering where they would get clean water, food and fuel. The local news has us increasingly aware of the threats from earthquakes, tsunamis, fires and accidents that can all lead to gridlock on the highways for hours if not days. Many of us have our Emergency … Continue reading Breastfeeding Can Play a Important Role in Emergency Preparedness.
All babies have different sleep patterns. It does not mean you are doing something wrong or your baby is manipulating you, if they are not sleeping through the night. Actually, very young babies < 6 months old who are breastfeeding normally do not sleep through the night, but may wake to breastfeed with 3-4 hour sleep cycles … Continue reading 6 Things To Consider Before Sleep Training Your Baby.
A Doula can be a valuable resource for Prenatal women wishing to have this extra support. When shopping for a Doula you will want someone who is certified in this field and adheres to a regulatory body for their practice. You can search for a local certified Doula in your area using this link. DONA International
Your amazing little person is home! What now? It can be both scary and amazing! You may not have the luxury of having your parents around to help and give advice. Visitors may want to come around to meet your new family member. Avoid visitors who are sick especially those who are not immunized Your newborn should … Continue reading Baby’s Home! What Now?