As Registered Nurses, we want you to have consistent, quality support as we move through the struggles of parenting during Covid-19 together. This global pandemic we are facing has changed accessibility of services for some, and we want to ensure everyone feels supported.
During these one-hour sessions, you will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as address any concerns you may be having.
We offer education on the following areas:
We will assess your child’s feeding: breast and/or bottle; breastmilk and/or formula. How it is going. Would you benefit from a feeding plan? Can we provide breastfeeding tips? Are you planning on weaning breastfeeding in the near future? Or maybe you need some additional information on breastfeeding? Are you wondering about supplementation; how and when to offer it? Have you been pumping? Would you benefit from our bottle feeding tips? Which formula should you choose, etc.?
- Weight gain
During this challenging time, we have found ways to creatively assess weight gain. We will help you ensure your child is feeding adequately by bringing a scale for you to use, or by helping you use your home scale. We will also help you measure and plot your child’s length and head circumference on the W.H.O. growth charts so you can track their progress.
We will assess your child, and provide education on effective feeding and elimination patterns, to ensure your child is meeting their milestones. We will outline warning signs to watch for and when to access your healthcare provider or emergency response.
What is appropriate during the newborn period and how to achieve a smooth transition after the fourth trimester.
What can you expect with your newborn.
- Newborn care
Education on cord care, bathing, safe sleep, and swaddling.
- Parental check-in
If your baby grew in your belly, we will discuss the delivery, healing and pain control. If you are breastfeeding and/or pumping, we will review engorgement. We will focus on you and your partner’s mental health by performing assessments, addressing areas of concern, providing education, and offering referrals for any additional help needed.
These sessions use a secure, virtual platform — one, three, and five session packages are available. We look forward to being your resource during Covid-19 and beyond.