77 million newborns globally not breastfed within first hour of life – UNICEF http://www.unicef.org/media/media_92038.html Delayed breastfeeding increases risk of newborn deaths by up to 80 per cent NEW YORK, 29 July 2016 – Some 77 million newborns – or 1 in 2 – are not put to the breast within an hour of birth, depriving them.. read more →

27 Jul 2016
July 27, 2016

Caesarean birth with many benefits

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https://www.facebook.com/335039466594357/videos/1007609032670727 This was seen on a friends blog: “A friend had the most gorgeous gentle cesarean yesterday-it was quite a journey because her local hospital refused to entertain any of her wishes, so she had to move to another hospital where she found the most supportive consultant (Dr Andy Simm at Nottingham City hospital), who.. read more →

When all newborns get injections they should be skin to skin on mother.  This article was translated  from the Swedish article http://www.newsner.com/forskning-det-haender-naer-mammor-baer-sina-nyfoedda-barn-direkt-mot-huden  “Skin to Skin Contact (SSC) also known as Kangaroo Mother Care is good for your baby, especially if the baby is born too early. A study from Örebro University shows that premature babies’ pain.. read more →

12 Jul 2016
July 12, 2016

Expectant fathers

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TO ALL EXPECTANT FATHERS Don`t ever fear that you cannot do anything to give support during the birth of your child! You haven’t done this before and may feel apprehensive or as one Dad asked me; “What happens if I can’t fix the pain when my wife is in labour?”. You cannot “fix” it –.. read more →

Some of my most wonderful experiences have been: Of having doctors prepared to change their routines to have a baby calm in immediate skin to skin contact on mothers chest with delayed cord clamping in the operating room during a caesarean , and being so surprised at how calm the baby is! Of four sets.. read more →