Thanks to all the ladies who attended our baby nurse training this weekend! We had a wonderful small group class with just the right amount of attendees. From basic baby care to in depth knowledge of scheduling babies, everyone learned a lot!
The best part was bringing my 8 week old daughter, Addilyn, into the class for the breastfeeding and soothing sections. Our breastfeeding instructor taught as I demonstrated different breastfeeding positions with Addilyn and we used her to demonstrate proper latching and mouth formation for feeding.
Everyone was wowed by The 5 S’s (swaddle, side, shh, swing, suck) and how quickly they soothed Addilyn’s screaming. It was literally seconds and she was peacefully sleeping. Having a chance to swaddle a live baby was really great for all the students! They all realized what a difference it made swaddling a real wiggling, screaming baby instead of a still, lifeless doll!
We hope to have another training in early Sept so we can still use Addilyn for swaddling and breastfeeding demo so join us next time!