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Midwifery Blog 2017-09-02T13:22:09+00:00

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The ethical benefits of breastfeeding

There are not many things in this world that you can confidently say come with a credible guarantee of ‘no harm to baby’. Mother’s milk is a notable exception. We’ve compiled a list of some of breastfeeding’s top benefits, so that midwives can easily pass ...Read more

Prevention is better than cure for cracked nipples

Women with sensitive skin and a fair complexion are often more prone to hairline cracks in their nipples, once they start nursing their babies, and encouraging them to apply a nourishing, safe preparation in pregnancy will be a useful preventative strategies. Still, one of the ...Read more

What midwives and nurses need to know about baby skincare

A newborn’s lipid barrier is essential to the skin’s surface ecosystem, and should not be removed when cleaning Baby. Current guidelines for neonatal skincare make it clear that midwives and nurses, who are often those who give mothers advice on this topic, should be sharing ...Read more

Expressing breast milk made easier

Suckling directly at the breast is always best but expressing makes it possible for anyone to continue breastfeeding in circumstances that would otherwise make it difficult. Expressing is a daunting task for many mothers and so the choice may be made to change to formula ...Read more

3 Things midwives and obstetricians should know about C-section

1. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the maximum C-section rate should be 10–15%, regardless of a country’s economic or health profile. This has been a number of obstetric societies’ policy guideline for many years; yet some countries blatantly ignore it, despite publicly lauding ...Read more

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