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Q&A with SPB

Q&A with SPB: What do you feed your baby after breastfeeding?



Q: What do you feed your baby after breastfeeding?

A: Anything healthy!!! 

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Q&A with SPB: What do we feed after breastfeeding?
Some ideas to make the transition from breastfeeding to eating solids - it's usually something that happens over weeks or months.










Bear in mind that the transition from breastfeeding to solids is a gradual one.

Q&A with SPB: When is it time to go to our birth place?

Birthing From Within and Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, PaysonWe get this question a lot, and it came up again when we taught class on Friday evening.  The most common answer uses the acronym "5-1-1".

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When you have this pattern established:
5 ~ Contractions arefiveminutes apart
1 ~ Contractions are lastingoneminute
1 ~ This pattern has been established for

Q&A with SPB: Is there anything I can do to make more milk?


Today's question on Q&A with SPB: 

Birthing From Within and Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson
We are joined by Jennie Bever, PhD, IBCLC at the Arizona Breastfeeding Center to answer that question:


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Recap:
You are not alone! This is a common question/worry that many moms have during pregnancy and postpartum.

Q&A with SPB: How does thyroid function affect breastfeeding?


Birthing From Within and Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson

Today's question is answered by Jennie Bever, PhD, IBCLC* at the Arizona Breastfeeding Center:


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Synopsis:
Breastfeeding is an "energetically expensive" activity for the human body.  In order for breastfeeding to work well, a mother's thyroid has to be working well to adjust for the mother's energy needs.

Q&A with SPB: How does finger-feeding work?


Today's Q&A with SPB might be helpful to families who are anxious to avoid "nipple confusion", something that makes it harder for babies to breastfeed when they have had an early introduction to bottle feeding.

Instead of supplemental feeding of breastmilk or formula with a bottle, this technique is one of the feeding strategies that a family might want to try in order to feed baby and keep things happy at the breast.

Here is our Q&A with SPB question of the week, answered by our friend Michelle Hottya the IBCLC over at The Milk Spot.

Q&A with SPB: Is there hope to breastfeed baby number two if it was hard with our first?

Birthing From Within and Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson

I had the pleasure of attending the Arizona Department of Health's LATCH-AZ event last Friday. The seminar was presented byDr. Katie HindeAssociate Professor at the Arizona State University School of Human Evolution & Social Change; Center for Evolution & Medicine.  Her perspective on the biological and evolutionary development of lactation was fascinating!! Be sure to follow her blog,Mammals Suck...Milk!, to read her layperson's version of her published work, as well as insight into her work in progress.

Q&A with SPB: Mother's Milk Bank of CO Donation and Outreach Center in Phoenix, AZ

Bradley Method® natural childbirth and Birthing From Within classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson

I am happy to kick-off our 2016 Breastfeeding Edition of Q&A with SPB with a very special announcement fromThe Milk Spot, a local lactation support resource, located in Phoenix, Arizona:

Central Arizona now has a milk donation and outreach center, where mothers who are interested in donating excess pumped milk can be connected to a resource that provide precious liquid love to sweet peas that are most at risk. Now mothers in central Arizona can help families with babies that are receiving hospital NICU care.

Q&A with SPB: Variations and Complications

Q: How can I tell the difference between a variation and a complication when I'm in labor?

A: It's the difference between waiting it out with a variation; and choosing interventions for a complication. What ever the birth journey, give yourself permission to do what it takes to have a Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby outcome.


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Q&A with SPB: Vitamin A

Give me an A!!


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Vitamin A is involved in immune function, vision, reproduction, and cellular communication . Vitamin A also supports cell growth and plays a critical role in the normal formation and maintenance of the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs.

Most fruits and vegetables that are high in Vitamin A have yellow or orange-colored flesh.

Q&A with SPB: Salt

 
Salt is an essential nutrient. If you were to completely eliminate salt from your diet, your body would cease to function. There is an increased need for salt during pregnancy because of the extra demands the baby places on the mother's body.  It helps to maintain an adequate blood volume for a safe, healthy pregnancy.


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