Why Does Breastfeeding Hurt?

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You are in the process of breastfeeding. Ouch!  It’s hurting. You need to re-latch baby to the breast. Which way is the correct way?  Ah, sign up for my class!

  • Grip the upper and lower breast and wiggle the breast until the breast is out the infants mouth.
  • Place your pinky finger in the side of the infants mouth, this will cause the infant’s mouth to open.
  • Pinch the infants nose until the infants mouth open up.
  • Wait until the infant opens his mouth on his own.

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The umbilical stump

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The umbilical stump comes off while you are giving your newborn a sponge bath. You should seek medical assistance for which of the below circumstances.

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  • Notify your pediatrician when the cord comes off.
  • Notify your pediatrician if you notice around the location where the cord was some yellow discharge, redness, swelling and/or odor
  • If the cord has not come off within 10 days

You should take your newborn to the obstetrician who delivered your baby and not the pediatrician

Confused and Crazy!

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Congratulations! Your precious baby is due soon and your family and significant other are very confused.Have you gone crazy, have you lost your mind? You are cleaning everything. You are cleaning things you have not cleaned in years. You are moving the furniture around, changing and re- changing the nursery, doing all the laundry, etc. It’s like you can’t stop. You have such a burst of energy! Why? Is this normal? Take my class. Can you pick the correct answer from below?

  • It is called nesting it is a burst of energy a compulsion to get a lot of things done prior to your new one coming.
  • You are exhibiting signs of anxiety and probably need to attend a support group for mothers to be.
  • This is absolutely normal and can occur days or weeks prior to your delivery
  • You may have a hormonal imbalance and need to see your OB provider for consultation.

Which breast is best!

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You have your newborn and you choose to breastfeed but for some reason your baby is favoring one breast and not the other, what should you do? Do you know the answer?

• Feed on the breast that the child does not feed well on first.
• Feed on the favorable breast first
• Use supplemental formula feeding to compensate
• Notify your pediatrician or contact your lactation consultant

*At the Birthing Center Of NY we teach breastfeeding

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You are in active labor and do not want an epidural but request pain management.  IV medication is administered and you deliver in two hours. Which statement is accurate?

  • Intravenous pain medication crosses the placental barrier and your baby will go to the nursery for approximately 4 hours to monitor the vital signs and the effects of medication.
  • The newborn will be allowed to remain with you since IV medication has no effect to the baby.
  • The staff will review the observation of the newborn with you and the baby can remain with you
  • If your significant other is present the infant can remain with you in the room.

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Green Water?

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You broke your water and the color of the water is noted to be a light green.  Which of the following statements are true?

  • You should take a moment and note if you have fetal movement, call your provider immediately and let them know the time of seeing fluid, amount and color.
  • This is normal and indicates you will probably deliver within the next 24 hrs.
  • This is an indication that the baby may be experiencing some level of stress.
  • Take a tub bath and then go to the hospital.

It’s important to be able to distinguish normal process of labor. Take my class! The need to know is real as well as important.

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Cut the cord!

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You have planned a very special delivery however your significant other feels light headed and feels faint, but they are otherwise fine.  Can you identify some of the procedures you can do to still have a very special birth.

  • Request the provider cut the cord
  • Raise your bed slightly and cut your own cord
  • Request delayed cord cutting to allow the rich nutritional blood supply in the cord to return back to the baby, assuming the baby is okay.
  • Insist your significant other take part in cutting the cord.

*This birth is special and you cannot do it again. Take my class and learn different techniques you can do if special circumstances arise.

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Every persons body is different!

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You are full term, 40 weeks gestation and in active labor (more than 4 cm cervical dilation, cervix is soft and thinning (effacement) and the baby’s head is low in the pelvis. Less than 5 cm usually means you are still in the “latent” or early stage of labor and this can take 1-2 days sometimes.  However if you are contracting consistently every 2-3 minutes, 60 seconds is the length of time the contraction lasts and this is going on for hours – it is possible there is something not average going on even at this stage (like the head is not dropping or positioned correctly or sometimes the head just isn’t fitting).

Remember every person’s body is different and every labor is different. The GENERAL progression of labor is you move approximately 1cm per hour (if this is not your first labor), but possibly every 2 hours (if this is your first time in active labor) can be within average range as well. A rate slower than 1cm per hour could be effected by which of the following?

  • An epidural was placed
  • Inadequate contractions 
  • Advanced maternal age
  • History of previous births 
  • Obesity
  • Position of the baby, example Occiput Posterior (OP) (some refer to this as “sunnyside up” or baby’s looking up at the ceiling so the baby’s back is facing the maternal back
  • Lack of pain control (not relaxing which causes the baby’s head to fail to descend “drop”)

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Your delivery is precious

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This week’s Nurse Jackie Hint is a learning experience. Your delivery is very precious. You would like nothing more than having a video of your birth. Majority of hospitals only allow pics and no video. Video can  be misleading without an explanation or you can eliminate scenes that are crucial and in need or explanation .Watch this video of me bowling, how confident I am, how I bowl so well. I hit a strike. I’m so good. What you fail to see is I only hit 2 strikes the whole game and a whole lot gutters .  This is not shown in the video. The video is actually misleading.  Hence this is why videos are not allowed in a delivery room. This is and example hoping to enlighten your understanding. Wishing you all the best!

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Protecting your baby from the hot weather!

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Hot weather!! How should you dress your newborn for the outside weather that is greater than 75 degrees? Which answer is incorrect?

1- Do not cover the baby’s head with a light hat. The baby’s head does not need to be protected from sunlight.

2- Keep the baby’s genital area covered.

3- The newborn only needs one layer of clothing with temperatures over 90 degrees 

4 -Avoid taking your newborn outside for a long period of time if the temperature is over 90 degrees.

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