Saturday, January 2, 2010

always try to breastfeed when baby gets a shot

if your baby has to get a shot (or any invasive procedure like stitches, etc), try to breastfeed her during it to keep her cortisol, a stress hormone, levels low.  if you are not allowed to breastfeed during the procedure, try to nurse right away after.  if you are no longer breastfeeding, a good snuggle and letting baby be comforted by your smell will certainly help soothe them.

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