WOMEN who are referred to a residential centre for help with sleep and settling in baby’s first year are more likely to have had a distressing birthing experience.
New Australian research shows that 44 per cent of babies in attendance at the parenting centres had been resuscitated at birth and 20 per cent had been admitted to special care nurseries – close to five per cent more than the overall population.
Giving birth is a defining and transformative experience,” Queensland infant sleep specialist and midwife Amanda Bude told The Courier-Mail.
THE “gold standard” target that a baby should sleep through the night before the age of one has been smashed by experts.
The researchers examined whether infants who didn’t sleep for six or eight consecutive hours were more likely to have problems with physical skills, such as movement and dexterity, or mental development. They found no correlation.
The researchers also found no link between infants waking at night and mothers’ post-natal mood.
Queensland midwife and baby sleep consultant Amanda Bude said understanding the normal sleep needs and variations for babies after six months was important for reassuring parents.
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After all the challenges of breastfeeding, Deidre wanted to “celebrate” her breastfeeding journey.
“I had provided hundreds of litres of milk for my own three children and had helped feed three others, so it was something that I felt passionate about and wanted to remember forever,” she says.
So, last year, she got a breastfeeding tattoo on her chest:
Amanda Bude, a midwife from Groovy Babies, says yet others choose a breastfeeding photo shoot.
As for the tattoos, Amanda thinks they act as a permanent memory of that sense of “achievement and connection” a mother feels through breastfeeding.
If you’re ready to take the plunge and get a tattoo, she says you should think carefully about whether you want to get it done while still breastfeeding.
She says health professionals often advise waiting until your baby is one year old before getting inked, due to potential infection risks. And Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) explains that getting tattoos increase the risk of bacterial infections
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DESPERATE sleep-deprived parents are paying triple the retail price online to secure a Lulla Doll, hailed as a miracle soother for unsettled babies.
The dolls, with simulated breathing and a heartbeat, are flying off the shelves worldwide and in Queensland thousands are on a waiting list. In New Zealand supplies sold out in two days. Facebook is ablaze with parents trying to track down the dolls.
Queensland child sleep consultant Amanda Bude said there was no magic bullet for settling children and up to 40 per cent had underlying sleep issues, but agreed the success stories were hard to ignore. “Nothing can replace loving human contact, but this doll might be coming in a close second best,” she said.
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The maternal-assisted births are in such demand that maternity advocates are calling for the “exciting” self-delivery method to be introduced at all hospitals. Currently, there are no known cases of the practice in the state’s public hospitals and patients are seeking out private facilities.
Veteran midwife Amanda Bude said she had experienced a surge in women inquiring about the maternal-assisted deliveries. She believed that, with the rise in rates of C-section births, a more mother-friendly approach was needed.
“There are countless benefits, including better breastfeeding rates, optimal cord clamping and better bonding due to skin-to-skin contact,” Ms Bude said.
“With one out of three babies being born now via surgery, it’s vital for babies and mothers to have the support of care providers for providing an optimal environment in a surgical setting”, she said.
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