CALMING BABY OR BABIES DOWN

Posted on April 3, 2017. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

If one or more baby is having what might be called a temper tantrum or seems scared, hungry or colicy, try to settle and comfort him or her before putting to the breast, in the bed or chair. A baby’s crying has a message and it is up to us to try and interpret the need. With all of the new things happening to and around new babies, there is a lot for them to integrate. Examples: breathing, noise/light increase, clothing, touching, no outwards limits to push against as there was in the womb, and so on. There is often more success in calming the baby by either skin-to-skin, rocking, shushing, gentle words in their ears (I am here, It is OK, I have you….) and when settled, then put baby to the breast to reenforce closeness and safety.
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