The Birthful Podcast: Episode #3
In this episode of the Birthful Podcast, we are going to be focusing on “laid-back” breastfeeding. Also know as baby-led latching, biological nurturing or self-attachment. But no matter what you call it, this incredibly natural approach can really help you and your baby get breastfeeding off to a great start. To tell us more, I’ll be talking with the ever insightful Attie Sandink.
To listen here, click the play button on the player above, or click the button below to listen in iTunes.
Show Notes: what we talked about!
- Intertwining laid-back breastfeeding with kangaroo mother care- skin-to-skin
- Importance of skin-to-skin immediately after birth
- Why you should skip the baby hat on the newborn
- The newborn’s instinctual stages – step by step
- Delayed cord clamping
- How keeping mom and baby warm and together, helps baby’s blood sugar levels
- Baby’s natural reflexes: they breastfeed all by themselves!
- Laid-back breastfeeding after initial separation
- Preemies and kangaroo care with laid-back breastfeeding
- Skin-to-skin to wake a sleepy baby
More about “Laid-back” Breastfeeding:
I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with 4 videos where you can see “Laid-back” Breastfeeding in action.
- La Leche League Internationals resources on breastfeeding positioning Go to the section on Laid-back Breastfeeding. Has some great printables in their Tear-Sheet Toolkit
- Breastfeeding USA’s article by Nancy Mohrbacher
- Midwifery Today’s article by Suzanne Colson, the researcher behind “Biological Nurturing”
[mark]About Attie Sandink[/mark]
Through the years, Attie Sandink has set up several prominent lactation programs for professionals, acting as lactation director, educator, advisor, faculty member, trainer and facilitator. She is currently the Canadian Lactation Advisor for CAPPA International, and she also works in the trenches, helping moms and babies establish a good breastfeeding relationship as a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in an active Labour and Delivery Unit.
You can get in touch with Attie in a number of ways! Go check-out and like her Facebook page: Birth and Baby Needs. Lots of great discussion going on there.
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