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Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding: Getting started (0:06)

Chapter 1: Starting out (0:32)

Chapter 2: Getting closer (1:55)

Chapter 3: What to expect (3:55)

Chapter 4: Feeding cues (5:04)

Chapter 5: Making feeding comfortable for you and baby (6:03)

Baby-led attachment (6:52)

Mother-led attachment (7:39)

Chapter 6: How do I know if baby is getting enough? (10:58)

Hand expressing (12:02)

Reverse pressure softening (12:13)

Chapter 7: Help and encouragement (12:30)

Articles

When Separation is not the Answer: Breastfeeding Mothers and Infants affected by COVID‐19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has provided detailed guidance on the care of infants of women who are a person under investigation (PUI) or confirmed to have COVID‐19, which supports immediate postpartum mother‐infant contact and breastfeeding with appropriate respiratory precautions. Although many countries have followed WHO guidance, others have implemented infection prevention and control policies (IPC) that impose varying levels of postpartum separation and discourage or prohibit breastfeeding or provision of expressed breastmilk.

By |3 June 2020|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

Assessing newborn intake in the context of COVID-19

Physical distancing measures are limiting opportunities to weigh babies. This short video outlines ways to assess infant intake without weighing. Using these techniques will allow those working with mothers and babies to provide an assessment utilising telehealth and flag the mothers and babies that need face to face contact.

By |26 April 2020|Categories: Resources|Tags: , |

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding Basics has been created to educate families about the early days and weeks of breastfeeding and includes feeding cues, positioning and attachment, how to tell if the baby is feeding effectively. Contents Breastfeeding: Getting started (0:06) Chapter 1: Starting out (0:32) Chapter 2: Getting closer (1:55) Chapter 3: What to expect (3:55) Chapter 4: Feeding cues (5:04) Chapter 5: Making feeding comfortable for you and baby (6:03) Baby-led attachment (6:52) Mother-led attachment (7:39) Chapter 6: How do I know if baby is getting enough? (10:58) Hand expressing (12:02) Reverse pressure softening (12:13) Chapter 7: Help and encouragement (12:30)

By |26 April 2020|Categories: Resources|Tags: , |

Infant and young child feeding – Global and Australian guidance

The Strategy is intended as a guide for action. It identifies interventions with a proven positive impact. It emphasises providing mothers and families the support they need to carry out their crucial roles and it explicitly defines the obligations and responsibilities in this regard of governments, international organisations and other concerned parties. Everyone concerned should move swiftly and deliberately to give tangible effect to the Global Strategy’s vital aim and practical objectives to help make the world a truly fit environment where all children can thrive and achieve their full potential.  WHO and UNICEF jointly developed the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding whose aim is to improve — through optimal feeding — the nutritional status, growth and development, health and, thus, the very survival of infants and young children.

By |26 April 2020|Categories: Resources|Tags: , |

ABA Breastfeeding Services Flyer

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is the largest information and support service for breastfeeding in Australia. ABA is known as an authority worldwide. ABA supports and encourages women who wish to breastfeed or provide breastmilk for their babies. ABA services include membership, a 24‑hour free Breastfeeding Helpline, local groups, education and many resources. Find a wealth of information for parents and for health professionals on our website breastfeeding.asn.au

By |21 April 2020|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , |
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