You can breastfeed your baby! Many special needs babies also spend time in the NICU. Whether you are pregnant or your baby is in the NICU right now, this bundle is here for you every step of the way!
"I liked how you said it would be hard at first for preemie babies to latch. I wish I’d known that. I’ve always kind of felt like everyone expected it to work right away. No one told me it might be tricky at first."
- Valerie, Idaho
Maybe you've heard that breastfeeding shouldn't be a high priority when you have a baby in the NICU. After all, there are bigger issues than what your baby eats, right?
Nothing could be further from the truth.
A mother's body specifically tailors her milk's nutrient content and immunity boosting factors to her baby's needs. Breastmilk can protect a baby from infections and give her the best nutritional start in life. And all the doctors, surgeons and specialists can't provide any nutritional supplement as sophisticated and customized as your milk.
Along with standard breastfeeding information and my extensive trouble shooting section, this bundle will include information on:
You can succeed! This class is here for you day, night and any time!
Looking for a scholarship? I offer quarter, half, and three-quarter scholarships. Email me at birthmultiverse (at) gmail (dot) com to get started!
I have my Breastfeeding Educator Certification through Birth Arts International. I am completing my Masters in Public Health with a focus on maternal and child health issues and will soon be a certified childbirth educator.
I love having the science background on birth and breastfeeding as well as the holistic side. I feel like it allows me to see things from different angles and find better solutions to problems.
My philosophy is comprehensive breastfeeding education. That means that I will level with you about the available research on breastfeeding. I won’t gloss over the potential problems that come up.
I wanted to teach online because it allows me to reach more women more effectively.
Breastfeeding in the NICU is pretty hard and if your baby has special needs from a special condition, it can be a very different experience. That's OK. Successful breastfeeding isn't about a set of exact instructions. It's about finding strategies that work for you and your baby. YES! It is possible to breastfeed a baby with special needs in the NICU! Many moms and babies have done it! Breastfeeding your baby with special needs will him or her have the best start possible.