Lactation consultants see it every day: babies with moms who ask for help too late. Who we don’t see: the moms who gave up before they even found us. This has a profound impact on the health of their babies and even on their own health. A new, evidence-based model of care introduces moms to early support and leads to improved clinical outcomes now and later.
Congratulations on the birth of your baby! Adding a new member to your family is an exciting event that almost always brings with it new challenges, and more so if your baby arrives earlier than expected. Babies who arrive after 34 weeks, but before 38 weeks gestation are referred to as “late preterm” or “near-term.” Late preterm babies might look like healthy full-term babies, but they do not share the same feeding behaviors.
For the first year, Breastfeed Atlanta will team up with WIC (Women, Infant & Children) from Cobb/Douglas to host Cobb’s official event for The Global Big Latch On.
Expecting moms and families with infants will gather to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. Breastfeed Atlanta and WIC say the event’s goal is to help normalize breastfeeding and showcase the support available to breastfeeding families so they can be successful.
Marietta, Ga. (April 20, 2018) – A unique partnership in Marietta is helping moms and babies who are traditionally underserved in the healthcare arena after birth. Breastfeed Atlanta’s new Northwest location teamed up with a group of nurse practitioners that cares for at-risk newborns after hospital discharge. The alliance is believed to be the only one of its kind in Georgia and is aimed at saving babies’ lives.
Today, May 4th, 2016, marks my two-year “nursiversary.” I wrote about my first nursiversary here, and in that blog post discussed the cold, hard numbers of my journey. And after we made it to a year, people kept asking: how long will you nurse your son? And my answer is and has always been the same: as long as he will have me.
Which breast pump is best? A simple, single question with a nearly infinite number of complex answers. Ask 100 breastfeeding moms and you’ll get 100 answers. One pump has great reviews on Amazon, but many mothers claim it didn’t work well for them. Your friend insists that another brand is amazing, but you buy it and it’s a dud for you. The lactation consultant recommends a brand you’ve never heard of. The insurance company offers you 6 different options, and let’s not even start on what Google has to say. Why is there so much conflicting information?