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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My Milk Isn’t In…What Do I Do?

A common early breastfeeding question is, My Milk Isn’t In…What Do I Do? Below Jessica Haupt, RN, IBCLC provides answers to nursing with low production, or what seems like low-production but is actually quite normal! Tips on increasing your milk production and a successful breastfeeding relationship are below. One of the challenges brand new mothers […]

What is a Dreamfeed?

When seeking ways to help baby sleep longer stretches at night, parents commonly hear advice that they must offer baby a “dreamfeed.” But what is a Dreamfeed? And how does it work? Here’s how this scheduled feeding technique works: What is a Dreamfeed? Popularized by the widely respected Baby Whisperer newborn advice books, to dreamfeed […]

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 […]

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 […]