Birth Person & Partner Care + Breastfeeding
Birth Person's Postpartum Wellness
Birth Person's Postpartum Healing -- Vaginal & Perineum Support
Birth Person's Postpartum Healing -- Mood Challenges
Birth Person's Postpartum Healing Support -- Help from Others
Becoming a Parent
Baby-Led Attachment video (calm baby (& mom), skin-to-skin, vertical baby between breasts), no pressure on head)
Hand Expression -
Nipple Salve (Organic)
Note: If needing to supplement, you can also consider donated breastmilk (through screened milk bank programs or peer-to-peer).
Troubleshooting Breastfeeding Challenges
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Topics / Practices that May Interest You
Elimination Communication, Baby Sign Language, etc.
Elimination Communication ("EC")
can be started as early as the first few days after birth, or whenever is best for the family
EC "is a gentle, natural, non-coercive process by which a baby, preferably beginning in early infancy [although, no pressure! -- this can be started later], learns with the loving assistance of parents and caregivers to communicate about and address his or her elimination needs. This practice makes conventional potty training unnecessary." (From DiaperFreeBaby.org) Babies "know when they need to eliminate. Most of us know that baby birds, puppies, & kittens quickly learn not to "soil the nest" but we doubt that human babies are able to learn the same lesson -- but they CAN. Babies are born with an awareness of elimination & many instinctively protest "soiling the nest." Using elimination communication keeps your baby aware of these signals." (From NaturalBirthAndBabyCare.com) Following is some additional info.:
can be started as young as @ 6 months old!
Babies typically develop sufficient motor skills to communicate effectively with their hands much younger than they develop the skills to effectively communicate vocally.
RIE® (Magda Gerber)
can be started as early as in the womb
"The basis of Magda's Gerber's RIE philosophy is respect for, and trust in the baby to be an initiator, an explorer, and a self learner. Magda encouraged parents and caregivers to provide..." from Magda Gerber's RIE Philosophy - Basic Principles
At its most simplest, it involves seeing and communicating with babies as if they are fully conscious beings capable of understanding. 2 simple ways of working with this this idea: