Renya Joselevitz, a lactation consultant from Chula Vista, California, shares how HUG Your Baby has enhanced her work with your families.
Even though I knew some of the concepts from HUG, I am amazed how little I actually used when dealing with the new families.New moms and dads love to see how smart their babies are and to understand their baby's behavior. For instance, I see that parents seem a bit more patient when their baby increases her crying at 2 weeks because they are expecting it and now know this increased crying is normal.
On Monday I loved watching a dad repeating the signs of SOS and reminding mom that what the baby was doing is normal. Before my eyes I saw mom physically relax.
I have to admit that I still need to think about how I will integrate HUG Your Baby into my work: what aspects of this program am I going to use and how I will talk to the new parents about this information. Old habits die hard, but I am feeling more confident every day that goes by while I practice these beautiful techniques and share the information I learned in this course.
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Jan Tedder, BSN, FNP, IBCLC
Jan Tedder, BSN, IBCLC, Family Nurse Practitioner
Jan has worked in a primary care setting with babies and their families for thirty years. A graduate of UNC Charolotte and Chapel Hill, she has lectured at both national and international conferences. She has been honored as the NC Maternal Child Health Nurse of the Year. Her website, DVD, and online training are winners of the 2007 and 2009 National Health and WWW Awards.