The ABC’s (Alone, Back, Crib) of sleep have become a common phrase for infant sleep safety throughout hospitals, clinics, and communities for several years. This often challenges biological norms of how an infant expects to feed, connect, move, develop and sleep in proximity to parents. We see these challenges nearly every day as we work with new families. We also see families connect their intuition with their baby’s needs often through the 4B’s, each of which are biological norms that have sustained us through time:Continue reading “Don’t let the ABC’s Interfere with Your 4 B’s!”
2020 brought some highs and lows, here are Nurture’s 2020 highlights:Continue reading “Reflecting on 2020”
Do I need to offer a bottle?
Taking a bottle is not a skill that a baby needs to master in their development. However, in our culture a bottle can be necessary or helpful for families.Continue reading “Bottle FAQs”
One thing I love about my job as a Lactation Consultant is the variety in how each family approaches feeding their babies. Some of my favorite care plans to create are the ones outside of the box of what one might consider a “normal” breastfeeding experience.
A service we are proud to offer is supporting parents in induced lactation, relactation, and/or navigating co-feeding. This could mean breastfeeding/chestfeeding without birthing (think adoptive parent or non-gestating parent) or beginning to lactate after a period of weaning (think a parent who stopped breastfeeding or pumping for baby, but had a change in heart for any variety of reasons).Continue reading “Breastfeeding Outside The Box”
It’s been a busy month (virtually) celebrating all the Breastfeeding Weeks of August! Here’s a recap:Continue reading “Breastfeeding Month 2020”