What does breastfeeding look like in the first week of a baby’s life? Sometimes as new parents we keep thinking feed the baby, feed the baby, but babies have tiny tummies! While we may think they should be gulping down full breasts of milk, I learned years ago from today’s guest, that all a baby needs in the first day or so is a teaspoon!
In today’s episode of Yoga| Birth| Babies we have one of my all time favorite people Andrea Syms-Brown IBCLC. You will hear me literally glowing and giggling as we have this conversation. I’ve known Andrea for almost 20 years not only did she help support me with breastfeeding two children, she was with PYC for around 17 years, she’s an amazing person, newborn care specialist, and IBCLC. You’re going to learn so much from this amazing conversation.
In this episode you will learn:
- Learn about Andrea and what led her to becoming an IBCLC and newborn care specialist.
- When to introduce breastfeeding after birth.
- What breastfeeding looks like in the first day and week.
- Signs the baby is ready to start nursing.
- What colostrum is.
- How much and how often a parent should expect a baby to eat in the first 24 -48 hours.
- How newborn behavior shifts in the first few days and how that’s reflected in feeding patterns.
- The growth of a baby’s stomach in the first week of life.
- The switch from colostrum to milk, what to expect from the amount produced to how it feels.
- How breast tissue can be affected due to fluids given to the birthing parent with an epidural. How to overcome the changes to the nipple and latch.
- Signs your baby is getting enough milk.
- One final tip/piece of advice Andrea offers new and expectant parents.
- Where you can find Andrea’s work?
Andrea Syms-Brown is founder and owner of Baby in the Family LLC, a NYC based virtual lactation support and education company. Clients are professional women from all around the world, including Europe, United States, China, Taiwan, Africa, the Caribbean, Nepal, Australia and Great Britain. Drawing from her decade plus of Baby Nursing experience, Infant Massage Instruction, and private research all families benefit from Andrea’s proven techniques and evidence based approach to breastfeeding. Employing both modern and ancient techniques, over 89% of her clients exceed their own goals in breastfeeding.
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