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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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What’s a Night Nanny?

There are lots of terms for a helper that supports new babies and their parents overnight such as postpartum doula, newborn care provider and baby nurse. The term “Nurse” is protected in most states and should only be used by an actual licensed Nurse, but the other titles describe similar support roles. So, let’s start […]

What Foods Should Be Avoided When Breastfeeding?

A question LMS nurses are often asked is, “What foods should I stay away from when breastfeeding?”  The answer?  NONE. We explain in What Foods Should Be Avoided When Breastfeeding? How Does What I Ingest Affect My Baby? Probably because we’re always searching for reasons why baby is crying so we can fix it, conventional […]

Chicago Area Resources for New Moms and Dads

With the amount of national and statewide programs online, searching for support after baby arrives can be overwhelming. Below we’ve compiled a list of Chicago Area Resources for New Moms and Dads. Virtual as well as in-person mental health and social support resources are included. Chicago Area Resources for New Moms and Dads Postpartum Mental […]

The NoClock Nursing Method

Brand new nursing moms get a LOT of advice and with so much talk of how long and how much a newborn should be breastfeeding, the No Clock Method might sound a little crazy! But as Heidi Streufert, RN and former La Leche League Leader explains, “My best advice to postpartum parents is to throw […]