Jul 27, 2008

Been a while...sorry!

Hi everyone! So sorry it's been such a long time since I submitted a blog entry...

I actually started my own blog about choices for maternity care in Hawai`i: www.maternitycarechoiceshawaii.wordpress.com/

After seeing the film, "The Business of Being Born" something inside me came alive and now I'm passionate about learning about birth and information that is not always easily available.

So aside from being the sales rep for Moby Wraps which is going very well=), the discussion leader over at hawaiimoms.com, now I've become inthralled with birth!

Another project that I'm working on is, "The Business Case for Breastfeeding". If you are or know of a woman who would like to continue nursing/breastfeeding after returning to work and would like some help approaching their employer, please send me a note!

Here's some info regarding skin-to-skin from the brochure 'Clinical Benefits of the Moby Wrap Baby Carrier:

What is skin-to-skin? - "Skin-to-Skin" is contact between the baby's front and the mother's chest. Usually baby is in a diaper and parent or caregiver is bare-chested.

According to Dr. William Sears, practicing skin-to-skin and babywearing has benefits for the whole family:

  • Lowers baby's and mother's stress hormones
  • Increases baby's weight
  • Increases amount baby sleeps
  • Decreases amount baby cries
  • Helps prevent colic
  • Boosts mom's milk production
  • Increases baby's overall health

"The mother's skin is the baby's natural environment, and both physically and emotionally the healthiest place for it to be."-Dr. Nils Bergman

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