A new bond: Newborns and parents craft a “language” that’s unique to them From the moment of conception, a baby brings change. A mother experiences a wide range of physical and emotional changes as the baby grows within her during each month of pregnancy. Her partner also experiences a wide range of emotions, new ideas, […]
The phone rang midway through the morning, two days after my granddaughter’s birth and hours before the prescribed ‘discharge time’ from the hospital maternity unit. My daughter’s quiet voice came over the phone line. “Mom, I’m afraid.” “Of what, honey?” “Mom, I can’t do this. The nurse just came in, they want me to get […]
The positive benefits of breast feeding and breast milk are well-known, well-researched and well-documented. In Oregon, more than 90% of women plan to breast feed their baby. For most women, the decision of how to feed their newborn is made while they are pregnant and put into action once the baby is born.