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Old 05-05-2010, 08:12 AM   #1
 
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Default really good article

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/meliss..._b_536659.html

All about the issues surrounding breastfeeding in the US, I think it really gets it.
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:06 PM   #2
 
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This article is amazing. I just read about this very issue in Your Amazing Newborn the other day. I really want to have my babies placed on my abdomen/chest as close to immediately after birth for an hour so they can root around and find the boobies for that initial feeding and bonding. I am picturing myself fighting the delivery RN's! I will not be led astray!
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:49 AM   #3
 
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This article is amazing. I just read about this very issue in Your Amazing Newborn the other day. I really want to have my babies placed on my abdomen/chest as close to immediately after birth for an hour so they can root around and find the boobies for that initial feeding and bonding. I am picturing myself fighting the delivery RN's! I will not be led astray!
Definitely ask if this is standard at your hospital. At the hospital where I had DS1, it is their standard procedure to place baby skin-to-skin on mom immediately after birth, even though the hospital doesn't have the best reputation for being natural-birth-friendly.
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:16 AM   #4
 
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A lot of hospitals put the baby on your chest for two minutes, then take it away to clean, weigh, inject and all that stuff and only give it back to you all swaddled. Make sure to tell them you want the baby on you for an hour. The eye goop and vitamin k shot can be done right on your chest while the baby breastfeeds. All the exams aand assessments can be done right in your arms, and they can all wait a bit.
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