Margaret Bain, an IBCLC lactation consultant in a hospital in northern Virginia, talks about her experience with parents and how The HUG connects to her work with new moms and dads.
I am a hospital-based Lactation Consultant, and I see my role not so much as promoting breastfeeding, but facilitating the process of parents falling in love with their new baby. I spend much of time teaching parents how to read their baby's signals as in Me: How did your baby's body feel to you before he was fed? Mom: He was restless & tense. Me: And how does his body feel to you now that he has finished feeding? Mom: Relaxed. Me: Why do you think that is? Mom: Because he is no longer hungry. Me: What does that tell you about your milk supply? Mom: I must have milk. Me: (thinks) Bingo!
Margaret is now studying The HUG online courses . Join her in this engaging and economical way to increase your skills to educate and support new parents!