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The role of the Registered Nurse or Newborn Care Provider is to feed, soothe, bathe, change & provide all other gentle care to baby through the night.

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How big is a newborn’s stomach?

At birth, a newborn baby’s stomach is very tiny, about the size of a cherry. Even the tiny hospital bottles are way too much for the first two weeks of baby’s life! Overfeeding does not help baby sleep and in fact, it causes unnecessary spit up and gastric discomfort. Additionally many new parents who are […]

Your First Night Home with Baby: Questions About Feeding

In continuation with our “Your First Night Home” series, we answer some of the most common questions our nurses get from new parents about newborn feeding. Your First Night Home Baby Questions, Feeding answers parents frequently asked questions about how much, how often and how to feed their newborns. Your First Night Home How often […]

5 Easy Tips to Help Your Reflux Baby

To help babies with reflux, we need to first understand what reflux is and then find comfort techniques.  Reflux is a backward flow of the contents of the stomach into the esophagus that causes heartburn. Our team of night nannies presents advice to help here, with 5 easy tips to help your reflux baby. Reflux […]

What’s Tongue Tie?

While there are four types of tongue-tie in babies, it is rarely serious. However, being born with a slightly limited range of motion in the tongue can make feeding difficult.  Karen King, PCD-DONA, CLC explains how this easy-to-fix condition presents below in What’s Tongue Tie? While there are four types of tongue-tie in babies, tongue-tie […]

The Truth About Breastfeeding to Sleep

When parents ask Heidi Streufert, RN, CLC if it’s okay to let their baby fall asleep at the breast, she usually responds, “I dare you to try to keep them awake!”  Parents sometimes wonder if they’re creating bad habits by letting baby nurse to sleep. The Truth About Breastfeeding to Sleep tells them not to […]