Today for World Doula Week we’re talking about bonding.
It’s accepted practice these days that the best place for baby immediately after birth is on their mama’s chest. .
But what about partners?
Skin to skin, or kangaroo care, with the other parent is also a very beneficial place for your baby to be. If mama needs some time, placing baby on the partner’s chest can be wonderful for baby and bonding with their other parent.
Mamas need important skin to skin time with babies immediately postpartum, but let’s not forget about bonding with the other parent. Everyone loves baby snuggles!
#worlddoulaweek #skintoskin #bondingtime
Hands down the best part of my day. Victoria has me wrapped around her finger already. So impressed by her medical staff at Banner University Hospital. #blessed #skintoskinbonding
Skin to skin is the best thing ever ❤️💋❤️ love my little prince ❤️💋❤️
One of my fears (Rather “Concerns”) is for my children to notice that I spend time, do activities, dedicate my attention to 1 more than the other. I don’t think it’s from my upbringing because I’ve never felt deprived of my parents and my family for anything. I think it’s just my deep down passion to always make others feel included. I’m that person that I want everyone to feel my genuineness at all times. I can admit I’ve fell short of that countless times in my life through different situations, but hey.. we’re human right?! Anyway... for the 2 humans God helped me bring into this world... they come first. Skin to Skin Time is essential these days and I’m blessed to be experiencing it for the second time. My babies may not ever recall this specific moment as they grow but I guarantee they’ll know mommy’s LOVE. ❤️ Hands down. #MommySonTime #QualityTime #SkinToSkinBonding
Repost from the inspiring @maternalinstinctsbyamberley
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Did your mum breastfeed you? I so wish my answer to this question was a resounding “Yes!” but it’s not the case 😔 ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My mama describes living in a time (the early 80’s) where formula was very much the norm. She struggled to breastfeed my older sister Holly + switched to bottle feeding her when she was four weeks of age. By the time I came along, mum opted to commence me on formula from day dot. ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When I first chatted with my mum about this all those years ago, I realised then that not only is the underpinnings of a mother’s chances of being a successful breastfeeder on great support (both professional + family based), it’s also on societal norms. ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m so happy to see change is upon us. We are not living in a time where formula is the status quo. Rather, breastfeeding is the new black ✌️x Amberley | Gorgeous 📷 by @mamadisrupt
Liberating lactation via @veganpregnancyandparenting
- Would you please share below some of your nutrition tips for aiding in milk production?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The other day...She loves her "skin to skin" time with Mami...she forever serious...lol...Best bonding method ever. #skintoskinbonding
We loved this shot of @babybums
🙌🏽 Sending you mommas some Monday lovin
Meet Mothupi Kwamé Kgowana. My little person. 🐥
This is when he was 4 hours old. Born on his Daddy's birthday🎈🎁(the best birthday present his ever gotten in my opinion🙄).
Guys, it was love at first sight🖤I kept telling my self; "Thembi you are a mom. A whole freakin' mom and he didn't come in an aeroplane👀😅!" Lol. -
I was fortunate to have a complication free pregnancy & birth. Plus I was blessed with the best midwife in South Africa! I feel like a superhuman because it was all natural. I won't lie, I was soo scared at first but it was really not as bad as some mommies made it out to be. In fact, it was empowering. More so, I had my best friend by my side💑👫 -
I was back home the next day. I'm still mind blown that my body made this beautiful boy, all in 39+ weeks. Like wow! I have a real live doll😄😂 - that weighed 3.8kgs & is super tall for a newborn!🙆 -
One more thing, guys, 🙆I still can't believe the level of chill I have in me. I'm still shocked, I'm on that Zuma leyvel🤣😂💁. I was walking about the Mall during the early labour stage. Walking about like nothing was happening, shopping for snacks & looking for a book at bookstores🙈🙊 Shem, I deserve a Bells! (Okay, like a Virgin Bells because I'm a breastfeeding mama💀😅).
👣 #baby #GenesisMaternityClinic #GenesisBaby
🐣 #skintoskinbonding #kangarooCare #Bonding #MyMCM
🐼 #MCMforever #superwoman #she
🌻💓 #Birth #NewMom #Motherhood #Motherhoodunplugged #MyWorld #FebruaryBaby #Aquarius
💧💧#Ig_parenthood #Instamom #Instababy
How cute is this wee girl loving her baby brother with a little skin-to-skin contact?
Mum’s have a very pivotal role in providing skin-to-skin, especially with its role in initiating and establishing breast feeding. But how beautiful is this concept with other family members also bonding with the baby.
Some studies looked at the effect of skin-to-skin on pain relief for babies during procedures such as heel prick blood tests with very positive results. Interestingly, they found no significant difference whether the mother or another person was providing the skin-to-skin.
Do you think it can also be valuable to include other members of the family unit in this beneficial practice? Maybe it could help diffuse sibling rivalry as well.
I have no doubt that this wee girl will grow up with an amazing protective and caring relationship with with her younger brother.
Judith 💕 #reflectionsofamidwife
Babies who obtain skin-to-skin have heart and breathing rates that are more normal and stable. Mom’s heart sounds and breathing patterns are familiar to the baby after spending time in utero and it helps guide baby to an easier transition from womb to world. @dentonbirthphotography
Repost from the lovely @courtney_dow
"Last night was the first time I have ever been away from Ezra at her bed time. To my surprise, we both survived, although she seems to be holding on extra tight to my boobies today. Probably to make sure they never leave her again." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Between lack of sleep, physical discomfort, and plummeting hormones, even the most excited new mommy can feel overwhelmed.
Survival Technique: Prioritize. Decide what's most important to you -- say, learning how to breastfeed, sleeping, and cuddling your baby -- and focus on those things. Then let everything else go for a while. "I remember feeling pressure to write thank-you notes and get birth announcements out, but some things had to slide," Belville says. Give yourself license to let the house get dirty.
Mom Tip: Also key to staying sane: go outside every day. "Just seeing the sun and getting fresh air was really helpful to my mood. Even though I was tired, I got up, brushed my teeth, and went for a short drive or a walk," Malin says.
Spirits still low? "Remember that it's normal to feel the baby blues for the first couple of weeks postpartum," says Liz Maseth, a nurse lactation consultant at Akron Children's Hospital, in Ohio. "Just make sure that your family understands about the baby blues -- and that if your feelings of sadness or depression last beyond those first two weeks, your loved ones can assist you in getting the help you need."
A knitted uterus and umbilical cord! As shown to me by @abigail.todd
hypnobirthing practitioner to demonstrate how much blood is lost from the baby if cord is clamped too soon: up to a third! Hard to see against my red tray but basically when the cord is left in tact until placenta comes out maximum blood is transferred back into baby which can only be good for their future health. Quick clamp ie less than 3 mins means baby will never get as much blood as he/she could have. I waited an hour to clamp. Had hoped placenta would come out first but as I was reclining on sofa doing skin-to-skin it stayed put. After hour though the cord had definitely stopped pulsing so no more blood to transfer, so we clamped and I got up to go to the loo where, after mention of oxytocin injection (midwives get twitchy after an hour as they want the placenta out but no way was I having an injection! Hate them at the best of times) I coughed and pushed and out it slid into a Tupperware box to be inspected then refrigerated ready to be made into capsules (see previous post). #placenta #placentaencapsulation #delayedcordclamping #umbilicalcord #naturalbirth #homebirth #homebirthbaby #hypnobirthing #thewisehippo @placentaremediesnetwork #knitteduterus #mindfulbirth #merseabirth #skintoskin #skintoskinbonding
“Skin to skin is one of the best forms of bonding for both mom and baby and dad and baby. It is so beneficial for the baby in a holistic picture: It gets the natural flora from your skin to baby so that baby can start developing an immune system because they’re getting the good and bad floras that help them stay healthy.”
#skintoskinbonding #dadtime #bonding #babies #families #ParentAidTucson
I remember this exact moment when my first babe was born. I will always be amazed how the new baby knows exactly who his or her momma is as soon as they are placed on her chest.
Reposted from @ellianagilbertphotography
"Fierce, powerful, resilient, badass! This is what I see when I look at her breastfeeding her toddler son. She tells me she feels awkward in front of the camera, that she feels insecure about her self. I tell her to ignore me, to trust me, to just enjoy her child. So she does. She forgets about my snapping, and she tickles and rocks and cradles and snuggles and coos and murmurs and laughs and dances and sways with her son. The breeze moves her locks to and fro.... her skin glows in the sunsets radiance.... her feet are bare, pressed into the earth... and she laughs mightily and honestly, letting go of her inhibitions. This is a moment of triumph. To hell with all those expectations, those insecurities... all those proper angles and flattering sides and hues. None of that is important... what's important is being in the moment, and feeling ALIVE. This is what this moment is all about. Wild. Free. Authentic. Raw. Motherhood at its finest. " .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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