Weight and Monitoring the Infant Growth Curve
Concern about the growth curve. Parents often focus on the growth curve and their baby’s potential to progress in parallel with milestones. If you are apprehensive about weight gain, we can review the growth curve, its purpose, and look at where your baby is situated in relation to milestones.
Development and Care
You will want to know how to provide everything your baby needs for growth and development.
I can explain the principles and techniques of developmental care; the wrapped or swaddled bath, the benefits of skin to skin contact, temperature control, the possible alternatives to breastfeeding exclusively if your baby tires, and management of reflux.
Integrating a baby born prematurely into the family home, particularly after an extended stay in hospital, can leave you with a mixture of joy and anxiety.
With careful preparation and planning I can provide you with expert advice and recommendations to leave you feeling confident about caring for your baby. Our purpose will be to establish your own routine and to create an environment where your baby can thrive and where you can refine your role as a parent.
This support can be adapted to your specific needs for example, in cases of families with multiple births.
Using the lactation AID for supplementing can be a good option in helping with breastfeeding.
I offer manufactured lactation Aids which are easier to use in some situations, but not necessarily. Depending my expertise, I explain benefits and I show you how to use it.