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Robin and her baby Jacob connect with skin to skin contact. One of the great benefits of this type of contact is an increase in milk supply.
Dr. Jane Morton, an expert on breastfeeding, helps Robin learn the ins and outs of breastfeeding.
A premature baby needs to reconnect with his mother. As soon as the baby is big enough, a mother can hold him skin to skin and introduce her touch and scent.
Debra's child Issac needs time to learn things that Issac would have learned in the womb had he been born full term.
Even after the baby comes home from the hospital, he will continue to learn, get bigger and become more experienced at breastfeeding.
The transition from tube feeding to the breast may be long and require lots of patience, but the end result is worth it.
A premie's immune system is not yet fully developed and is susceptible to infection during his stay in the hospital.
A premie is much more vulnerable than a full term child.
The best time to watch the first part of the video is before the birth of the child. The second part of the video, which explains how to transition from tube feeding to breastfeeding, should be watched when the baby is strong enough to be held in mom's arms.
The video also explains the ins and outs of pumping and hand expression which will help in making pumping less of a task and more a comfortable routine.
The first part of the video will explain why breastfeeding is the best start to a premie's life and how breastfeeding will help the emotional and physical recovery of mothers.
A Premie Needs His Mother will demonstrate how mothers can learn to breastfeed their premature baby and give him a healthy start to life.
In time, both mother and premie will learn how to successfully breastfeed and the premie will become stronger for it.
A mother knows that even if she gets tired and discouraged, providing breastmilk is something she can do to help her child.
No other milk, not even another mother's, has the unique protective properties and nutrients for a child as his own mother's breastmilk.
No mother wants to deliver her child prematurely, yet if this happens the best thing a mother can do is provide her milk; milk that is perfectly matched to her child's nutritional and immunological needs.