What are Dr. Karp’s Five S’s?

What are Dr. Karp’s Five S’s?

New parents often ask what do we do for a fussy baby? How can we calm them? As an NCS it is our job to not only soothe a fussy baby, but also educate parents how to soothe their baby when it is crying. The Five S’s are tips for calming a fussy baby in which Dr. Karp...
When and how should I burp a baby?

When and how should I burp a baby?

It is important to notice burping cues from both breastfed and bottle-fed babies. Both breastfed and bottle-fed babies will swallow air from their feedings which causes gas. If a baby begins to fuss, squirm, or push the nipple out of their mouth, stop and try to burp...
How do I know baby is getting enough milk?

How do I know baby is getting enough milk?

Every baby’s feed will look different, but it is important that a breast/chestfed baby is nursing 8-12 times per 24 hours. Many times, during a nursing session the parent or baby will fall asleep and the feed will take longer than usual. It is important to notice if...
What are healthy sleep habits for a newborn?

What are healthy sleep habits for a newborn?

There are many healthy sleep habits to be knowledgeable in for newborns. These sleep habits will carry over into their infant stage of life. It is important for caregivers and parents to be on the same page and that these healthy sleep habits are followed so that baby...
What is breast/chestfeeding?

What is breast/chestfeeding?

Breast/chestfeeding is when parent decides to feed the baby from the breast or chest. The AAP believes breast/chestfeeding is the optimal source of nutrition through the first year of life. Breastfeeding can be easy to some new parents and incredibly stressful for...