babies

Gel Balls in Disposable Diapers

What are those little gel balls that come out of the diapers?

Those gel balls that parents often find on their baby’s skin (sometimes even inside their little girls’ vaginal openings) during the diaper change is a chemical called sodium polyacrylate. They are the substance in disposable diapers that allow them to absorb so much urine and stay so trim while dry.  It’s a fantastic idea… Except that you’re supposed to keep sodium polyacrylate away from skin. In fact, when it comes into contact with skin, most of the manufacturers of this chemical recommend you […]

World Breastfeeding Week.

Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding

Every facility providing maternity services and care for newborn infants should:

1. Have a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated to all health care

staff.

2. Train all health care staff in skills necessary to implement this policy.

3. Inform all pregnant mothers about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.

4. Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within a half-hour of birth.

5. Show mothers how to breastfeed, and how to maintain lactation even if they should be separated from their infants.

6. Give […]

Eunice Romero, LM, CPM, CLC, CBE, CD

Each week I will feature a Midwife, Doula, Birth Center, Child Birth Educator. This week I have for you Eunice Romero. Take a peek at what Eunice has in her birth kit. Eunice Romero Birth Kit

…An ancient river of blood will flow on through me.                                              When it comes time to see my child free;     […]