Understanding Neonatal Hypoglycaemia – A Guide for Supporting New Families

Neonatal hypoglycaemia affects many at-risk infants. Guidelines balance undertreatment and overtreatment risks. Key practices include timely glucose monitoring, promoting skin-to-skin contact, and using breast milk for supplementation. Healthcare providers should avoid unnecessary interventions, focusing on evidence-based, individualised care to support newborn health and breastfeeding success.

The Complexities and Challenges in Breastfeeding Consultations

For years, I’ve encountered a persistent negative comment from Anna, stating “I wouldn’t recommend Dee.” Despite providing thorough lactation support, including a feeding plan and follow-up materials, Anna’s dissatisfaction remains a mystery. This situation highlights the complexities and challenges in breastfeeding consultations.

‘Switch Feeding’ A Game-Changer for Boosting Milk Supply and Baby Weight Gain

Switch feeding involves alternating breasts multiple times during a feed, based on the baby’s suckling behaviour and effective milk transfer. This technique can boost milk supply, increase weight gain, and extend active feeding time. It often reduces the need for ‘triple feeding’, making it a valuable tool for breastfeeding mothers.

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