As midwives we provide you with the information and guide you in making informed decisions. As a new parent you have many questions such as what is skin to skin contact, should my son be circumcised, or is breastfeeding really that beneficial? Answered such as:
“A world in which every baby at birth stays in skin-to-skin contact with mother, and can begin breastfeeding and bonding naturally, and go on to establish a secure attachment relationship for a better society. Our aim is to promote the spread and implementation of Skin to Skin Contact as the standard method of care for all newborn babies….”
“The American Academy of Pediatrics has not found sufficient supporting evidence to medically recommend circumcision or argue against it. Despite the possible benefits and risks, circumcision is neither essential nor detrimental to your son’s health. Typically the decision to circumcise is based on religious beliefs, concerns about hygiene, or various other cultural or social factors. Circumcision is common in the United States, Canada, and the Middle East. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the latest numbers released through 2006 show a declining rate in circumcision at a current 56% of annual male births…”
“Breastmilk is produced naturally by women and provides the basic nutrition for a baby during the first several months of life. Breast milk has three different and distinct stages: colostrum, transitional milk, and mature milk. Visit with a Lactation Consultant to learn more about breastfeeding and breast milk…”
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