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Breastfeeding multiples

In Australia, multiples account for approximately 2% of all births, and 63% of twins and 100% of all other multiples are born prematurely.

Breastfeeding multiples2021-09-28T11:14:14+10:00

Skin-to-Skin Contact/Kangaroo Care

Skin-to-Skin Contact (SSC) is when a naked baby is placed prone on the bare chest of their mother/father/partner/significant other. A blanket is then placed over the back of the baby, so that they remain warm.

Skin-to-Skin Contact/Kangaroo Care2021-04-05T14:10:41+10:00

Nipple Shield use — where are we up to in 2019? Dr Kate Naylor MBBS (Monash), FRACGP, IBCLC, Cert IV Breastfeeding Education

There is reference to mothers using nipple shields as far back as 1550. The original nipple shields were made of bone, cow skin, pewter, glass or tin. These early shields were conically shaped with several holes in the tip; they provided a physical barrier between the mother’s breast and the baby’s mouth, therefore decreasing pain with latching. By the 1850s they were made of rubber and, in the 1950s, they were made of latex (Powers, 2012).

Nipple Shield use — where are we up to in 2019? Dr Kate Naylor MBBS (Monash), FRACGP, IBCLC, Cert IV Breastfeeding Education2021-04-05T14:30:31+10:00
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