The Impact of Babywearing on Postnatal Mental Health: Health Care Providers’ Voices

I previously reported the results of my survey entitled “The Impact of Babywearing on Postnatal Mental Health: Mothers’ Voices”.  A survey of health care providers was undertaken concurrently.  Responses were sought only from those who have direct contact with mothers of children aged two and under in their current role.  The response rate was extremely low … Continue reading The Impact of Babywearing on Postnatal Mental Health: Health Care Providers’ Voices

Babywearing: An overview of information

Babywearing (carrying baby in a sling or other carrier), has a steep learning curve and safety is of ultimate importance. Please be sure to follow the TICKS guidelines for safe babywearing and, if in doubt, seek advice from a trained babywearing consultant.   Safety All slings are safe when worn according to the TICKS guidelines. http://babyslingsafety.co.uk/Continue reading Babywearing: An overview of information

What is a Babywearing Consultant?

Babywearing consultants have undertaken thorough training on the benefits of babywearing and how to teach others (e.g. mothers, fathers and other carers of babies and children), through practical demonstration of safe baby carrying methods using a variety of slings or other ergonomic carriers taking into account anatomy and physiology for optimal positioning of baby and carrying … Continue reading What is a Babywearing Consultant?

The Impact of Babywearing on Postnatal Mental Health: Mothers’ Voices

According to the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (2012), childbirth is a significant risk factor to women’s mental health. There is a marked elevation of risk in the early weeks following delivery of: developing a mental illness. recurrence of a pre-existing mental illness. deterioration of a current mental illness. Many sources quote that one … Continue reading The Impact of Babywearing on Postnatal Mental Health: Mothers’ Voices

Breastfeeding and Biting: What to do about it.

A bite from your baby can be truly painful, and makes it hard to relax and enjoy breastfeeding for fear that it will happen again. Mums often think that when their baby gets teeth it’s time to stop breastfeeding. FALSE!  They’re not called milkteeth for nothing. But what can you do about it?? 1.       Latch! … Continue reading Breastfeeding and Biting: What to do about it.