Skin-to-skin….everyone wins

Picture of baby on mothers chest

Skin-to-skin means baby is placed on mother’s bare chest for at least an hour, or until the end of the first feed. Mother and baby can be covered with a light blanket. Most procedures and checks can be done with the mother and baby skin-to-skin.  If there are medical reasons for separation of mother and baby after birth, dad can … Read More

Your Baby’s Feeding Cues

Picture of a woman breastfeeding

New parents receive a lot of advice about how to feed their baby. Current research and feeding guidelines recommend that new parents follow their infant’s cues when it comes to feeding. All healthy full term babies show hunger cues that tell parents it is time to eat. Some of these cues include: an increase in sucking movements sucking on their … Read More