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Digging Deep: In the First Two Weeks
Get Ready Traffic Digging Deep Detours
Getting Ready: The things we know Destination –Science Cell Phone –WIC Appointment Google Map –What to Expect
Progesterone and Prolactin swap places after delivery. Destination: 2 Weeks
Each mother builds hormone receptors in the first two weeks after the baby is born that allow the hormones to get into the breast. The more hormone receptors, the more milk a mother makes because the more hormones she is able to use. They are grown when babies breastfeed or the milk is removed by hand or with a breast pump.
Giving formula supplements during the early weeks will cause her body not to make as many receptors as she needs.
Cell Phone: WIC Appointment
Timing of First Postpartum Visit after Delivery Median Age: 10.7 days
Timing of First Visit During Pregnancy
Expect: Birthday-Day 2/Breasts Most women notice their breasts change and grow with pregnancy. Breasts will still be soft./Some tenderness
Expect: Birthday-Day 2/Feeding Skin to Skin after birth. Alert first feed, may be sleepy rest of the day. More alert second day. Second night=lots of feeding!
Expect: Birthday-Day 2/Diapers
Expect: Birthday-Day 2/ Weight Loss of 7-10% of birth weight is very normal
Expect: Day 3-4/Breasts Breasts are fuller, heavier. Slight discomfort at latch is ok as long as it goes away in 30 seconds.
Expect: Day 3-4/Feeding 8-12 times in a 24 hour period-not evenly spaced.
Expect: Day 3-4/Diapers Green what? Minimum 3-4 wet, 3-4 poop. Poop starting to turn green and pasty
Expect: Day 3-4/Weight Baby begins to gain weight
Expect: Day 5-11/Breasts Breasts will feel fuller before a feed and softer after. Nipple pain should ease.
Expect: Day 5-11/Feeding 8-12 times in a 24 hour period-not evenly spaced.
Expect: Day 5-11/Diapers Minimum 6+ wet/3+ poop. Poop should be yellow, seedy and runny.
Expect: Day 5-11/Weight Normal weight gain:.5-2 ounces a day
General: Choose the Fabric/Paint Chip/Metaphor/Face that best describes how you feel about breastfeeding?
Digging Deep: Using the tools to go even deeper into breastfeeding! *The approach for these tools is the same. We encourage you to use them interchangeably.
Sore Nipples Crying/ Little Sleep Supply Issues Eating All The Time Breastfeeding Detours
Sore Nipples: Latch and Positioning
Latch and Positioning
Sore Nipples: Laid Back
Sore Nipples: Engorgement
Reverse Pressure Softening
Reverse Pressure Softening, cont.
Crying/Little Sleep: Overstimulation Prevention/Treatment –Limit visitor time –Lots of Skin to Skin –Don’t “work” on breastfeeding for more than 10 minutes at a time! Signs of Overstimulation –Crying –Starting to feed and then falling right asleep
Supply Concerns: Low Milk Supply Put the baby to the breast often Increase the numbers of feedings or remove milk with pump. Offer baby unlimited access to the breast Skin-to-skin Rest and relax Breastfeed on one side and pump on the other Express milk when separated.
Eating All the Time
Eating all the time Expectation 5-9pm Cluster Feeding –Prolactin Increases –Delayed Feeding –Overstimulated