Latest !!

NINO Workshop
Erin Hall, Cape Town

for midwives & doulas

    21 - 22 Nov2013
download flyer here !

 

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See also our
new website
NINO Birth
   for all babies:
www.ninobirth.org

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PARENTS' DAY
Hear the 'must know'
about your baby's brain
3nd November 2013  at
Vincent Pallotti

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Grow Your Baby's Brain!

Grow Your Baby's Brain dvd

Essential viewing for
parents-to-be ... and
all who love babies !!

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Hold Your Prem

Empowering parents of
premature babies !!

Cover page of Hold Your Prem: workbook for parents

 

Hold your prem dvd

Nobody expects a prem,
in these are summarised
essential need-to-know !!

Kangaroo Mother Care Promotions aims to promote the spread and implementation of Kangaroo Mother Care  (KMC) as the standard method of care for all newborn babies, BOTH PREMATURE AND FULL TERM.

Skin to Skin Contact

First skin to skin contact

KMC has three parts:
Skin-to-skin contact
 
between the baby's front and the mother's chest. The more skin-to-skin contact, the better.
For comfort a small nappy is fine, and for warmth a cap may be used. Skin-to-skin contact should ideally start at birth, but is helpful at any time. It should ideally be continuous day and night, but even shorter periods are still helpful.

Exclusive breastfeeding means that for an average mother, direct suckling by the baby from the breasts is all that is needed.  For very premature babies, expressing milk and addition of some essential nutrients may be needed.
Support to the dyad means that whatever is needed for the medical, emotional, psychological and physical well being of mother and baby is provided to them, without separating them. This might mean adding ultramodern equipment if available, or purely intense psychological support in contexts with no resources. It can even mean going home very early.

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On this site we have provided some explanations  ABOUT KMC, as well as some  ARTICLES  by ourselves and others.

The  STORIES  give you much of the same information, only with photos showing what it looks like in real life !!

On the  EVENTS  tab you can see where and when we have meetings and conferences to hear about this first hand.

Jill provides  SERVICES  that you can read about, and we have educational products available in the  ONLINE SHOP.

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       We update this now and then, but have "renovated" in January 2012. Comments welcome !

Contact Jill Bergman for more information.