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In this issue vol. 3 | 2014 What Were Your Breastfeeding Goals? 38 Moms Who are Breastfeeding Team Leaders Share Their Experiences

by Celine Malanum, CLE............3

A Letter to My Breasts Gratitude from a Thankful Mom

by Nikol ZumMallen............4

Safety in the News How Much Fish is OK When You Are Pregnant?

by Richard Pass, RN, BS..........6

Babies Need Touch, Massage and Movement!

by Tara Stivers..........9

When is the Best Time to Clamp the Newborn’s Umbilical Cord?

by Rita Shertick, RN..........12

Breastfeeding During Pregnancy, by Chantal Jura............................................. 7 Adventures in Storyland, by Dr. JoBea Holt......................................................8 Breastfeeding Consultant Resource Listings............................................... 10

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Breastfeeding Team Captains Share Their Stories

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Celine Malanum, CLE latchandlinkLB@gmail.com longbeachbreastfeeds.org Celine Malanum, CLE is a writer and breastfeeding mother in Long Beach, CA. She is the co-founder of Latch & Link: Long Beach and www.longbeachbreastfeeds.org You can reach her at latchandlinkLB@gmail.com.

“BREASTFEEDING: A Winning Goal - For Life!” WABA is focused on how breastfeeding is a vital and integral part of meeting all the Millennium Development Goals, a set of eight global health improvements by 2015 set forth by the United Nations. Riffing on that idea of goals, and it being a World Cup year, I thought about our

personal breastfeeding goals as mothers, and the teams of supporters it takes to achieve them. I am incredibly lucky to be a part of a dynamic and diverse village of mothers here in Southern California. So I went to the experts – the breastfeeding mothers themselves – and asked three questions:

What is/was your breastfeeding goal? Were you able to meet those goals, why or not? Who is on your breastfeeding team? Clear some time and grab a cup of tea for these. Maybe your nursling is asleep in your arms or outside chasing the dog; away at summer camp or away at college. Maybe your nursling is still growing deep within you, and maybe your nursling is a breastfeeding mother herself. Let each mother’s individual story resonate within you, take some deep breaths, and then marvel at our story as a whole – we together are also each others’ breastfeeding team.

Without further ado, thirty-eight breastfeeding team captains: My only goal is to follow my daughter’s lead and enjoy each feeding. Roxy M. My initial breastfeeding goal was one year. When I began breastfeeding, it was tougher than I expected so I made mini-goals (i.e. one week, one month, three months, etc.) that were easier to obtain than one that seemed so incredibly far in the future. The main person on my breastfeeding team has been my husband, although I’ve been blessed with the support of some other family members, as well as made some amazing friends who have helped me through this journey. I surpassed my goals and we are currently still going strong at 15 months. I now have no plans of weaning unless my baby is ready. Reina B. My breastfeeding goal was to EBF (exclusively breastfeed) a minimum of six months. My first daughter is two years, two months and still nursing. My goal for my daughter now is three years minimum. My younger daughter is five months and will be EBF for another few months and both girls will continue to nurse as long as they want. My support team is my amazing midwife Susan, my partner Oscar, my mom, my dad who is wildly proud of my breastfeeding success, and my fabulous mom friends who helped guide and comfort me. I have met and surpassed my goals because I’ve been incredibly blessed with healthy babies and good health myself, an amazing and educated support system, and the ability to stay home with my girls. Amy K. My breastfeeding goal was two years. He’s now 22 months and once he gets all his teeth I’m ready to be done. The people on my breastfeeding are my husband, dad, and “Breastfeeding Support Group for Long Beach Area Moms” (private Facebook group). I will reach my goals because I’m a determined person, my baby won’t allow me to quit, and neither will my supportive team. Sita H. My breastfeeding goal was six months. My support team consisted of my mother, pediatrician, and La Leche League. I exceeded my goal by years because I learned to accept that my child’s need for my presence was even more important than my milk. So being with him, we just kept on nursing! Karen P. My breastfeeding goal was to EBF for one year. We easily met that goal and now my son is 14 months old and still nursing. He is slowly showing some signs of self-weaning, but I’m not going to push him in either direction. I like following his lead; it’s more organic this way. My team consists of my husband and all my close mama friends! Eva M. C. My breastfeeding goal is to let my son selfwean (he’s currently 16 months), as long as we are both still enjoying it. The people on my breastfeeding team are my husband and 4-year-old daughter who loves watching her brother drink his “milky.” I’ve met and continue to meet my goal because I thoroughly enjoy breastfeeding and have the support to do so. Natalie B.

My breastfeeding goal was six months, then it changed to a year, and now I plan on not stopping until my daughter self-weans. The people on my breastfeeding team are my husband; he is my rock. My family and friends are supportive plus Breastfeeding Support for Long Beach Area Moms has done so much for us. I met my first two goals because I worked really hard, I looked for help when needed, and I was kind to myself. Nikol A-Z. My breastfeeding goal with my oldest was a year. We easily met and surpassed that goal. We are extremely lucky that breastfeeding was so easy for us and had very little trouble. I know it’s not like that for everyone. After a year I said we would continue until one of us was ready to stop. My daughter self-weaned right before her third birthday. I was pregnant in my third trimester and I think that contributed to her weaning. My support team is my wonderful husband and an amazing lactation consultant, Kim, who I saw in the hospital (Miller Children’s in Long Beach) and a couple of times when we came home. I have the same goals with my youngest, who will turn one next month. We will continue to nurse as long as she wants. Rachel K. M. My breastfeeding goal was six months at first. Now that we’ve made that goal, it has changed to one year. I would love to let him self-wean but that is so far in the future I can’t say how I’ll feel once he starts getting older. My support has been my husband (he supports my belief in NIP – nursing in public, and also without a cover), my sister (who breastfed her two kids), and my mom. We’ve met and passed our first goal without much fanfare due to the fact that breastfeeding has been fairly smooth for us. Other than a latch issue on one side at the beginning and a small oversupply/overactive letdown issue, we lucked out. Heather F. My goal was to breastfeed, I never thought about how long and really it wasn’t even a goal but a given – until it started to hurt badly. It hurt worse than any part of my natural unmedicated birth due to tongue tie/latch issues. My role model was my little sister, my mentors were my mom and my childbirth teacher, Fletcher. My coach was my husband, who reminded me to breath and relax during the hardest times just like when I was in labor, and my cheerleader was a fellow new mom, Brenna. I guess at some point my “given” turned into a goal to continue on even if it was really hard – he’s 14 months and I love nursing. Kerri S. A. My goal is to make it past the first tooth and hopefully to a full year. We’re almost five months now. Ingrid H. N-V. My son was six weeks early and was in the NICU for eight days. I wasn’t allowed to pump for the first five days, so I didn’t see a breastfeeding future for us. But with the extremely pushy probreastfeeding NICU nurses (I’m now forever grateful for them) who wouldn’t let me give up, we’re now almost nine months EBF. He even refuses bottles! Aside from the NICU nurses, my biggest supporter was my husband. He kept me strong even on my weakest days! My goal is two years but really as long as my son wants! continued on next page... Kat C.


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What is/was your breastfeeding goal? Were you able to meet those goals, why or not? Who is on your breastfeeding team? My first breastfeeding goal was to just breastfeed with no time limit on our nursing sessions. My second goal with my second was to breastfeed as long as possible. The people on my team are my wonderful “partner-in-crime, partner-for-life.” I met both goals because they were so openended. My goal now to breastfeed as long as possible, as long as it is beneficial to the both of us. With the help of my partner I will succeed. Gennica S. C. My goal was one year and no more. I have a strong support system consisting of my husband, mother, sisters, and mommy group. My son is now almost 17 months and we are still going strong. I met my goal because I was determined to make the one-year mark. I surpassed my goal because it has become a beautiful experience that I don’t want to end and because my son is addicted!!! We will continue until he self-weans. Victoria R. My breastfeeding goal with my first was six months; we made it to 19 months! With my second it was until she was two. We made it to 17 months because I got pregnant and she didn’t like the change in my milk. With my third, my goal is until he is done. My team is my boyfriend and my mom. They are so encouraging and supportive. Micah W.

A Letter to My Breasts Hi breasts, I know for a fact that this is my first time reaching out to you in a letter form and I hope you are doing well. I have been thinking about you a lot lately, a ton over these last 20 weeks and I know that I do not express my appreciation for you both enough. These last 29 years I had not thought much about you except how you looked in a certain top or if I had the right kind of cleavage that everyone was pushing at that time. I stuffed you in bras with tissue, with padding and I occasionally thought about piercing you. People had their own opinions about you, whether you were too small or just right and I had even contemplated my nipple size and color as if those really were something that mattered. I now know how silly I was. I love you, you are perfect. I am glad that I never pierced you or altered you in any way because I do not know how that would have changed the relationship that we have now. Today I lean on you constantly, you feed my child, you allow me to have the breastfeeding relationship that we both desire and need. I thank you. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and Claire also thanks you. We go through this about every two hours throughout my day, whether Claire is with me or not. I pump you, I massage you, Claire nurses from you and this has not been easy. You have cracked, you have been sore, you have got rashes, you have become engorged and you have also been perfect. I want to always appreciate my body the way I appreciate you right now. Last night you were called upon a lot because Claire was having tummy issues and also a little bit of teething pain and I also am back from work after a holiday so I pumped before work and once at work. I had a slight pang of worry though because I did not pump as much as usual and I went into a tizzy What is wrong with you? What did I do wrong? I took a few breaths, chugged 16 ounces of water, ate about 20 almonds and tried again and guess what you pulled through for us. I thank you, I thank you more than you know and I hope that even when my breastfeeding relationship had ended that I do not look at you in disdain because you are not as full as you once were or because you might be a little lower than you used to be because my body did what it was made to do. You are beautiful and you make me the mother I want to be. Thank you, Nikol ZumMallen, the body you are attached to. Nikol Zummallen celebratewewill.weebly.com/blog Nikol is a working, breastfeeding mom, with one daughter, Claire. Check out her blog at www.celebratewewill.weebly.com/blog

My goal with my first was two years. I am now nursing a one-year-old and three-year old. The three-year-old nursed consistently until my second was born. Now he asks several times a week. My team is my family, amazing friends, and Facebook communities! I surpassed my goal with the first, still working with the second. Diane C. My goal before I was educated was one and a half years. Now it’s whenever he’s ready. I’m thinking three-ish, but we’ll see. My support is my husband! My family also helps but he is my rock pushing me on and never making it seem unimportant. He knows it’s best. Carrie S. M. My breastfeeding goal was to just get her to latch and try to make it two weeks. We are now at eights months (after a lot of blood sweat and tears). Our new goal is one year. The people on my team are the lovely ladies in the group, Breastfeeding Support for Long Beach Area Moms, and my husband. I met my goal because I am stubborn and was determined to make it work this time. Gillian W. With my first son, my goal was six months. He ended breastfeeding a month shy of four years old, when my second child was born. My second nursed until he was three years and two weeks, when my third was born. My third nursed until he was two and a half years. My fourth is 16 months and following in his brothers’ footsteps. All together I have breastfed for almost 11 1/2 years. My support has been my husband. We made it even through mastitis a whopping three times, all because it was so obvious to us that our children and I were reaping the benefits! Four healthy and intelligent boys. Never a drop of formula in 11 1/2 years! Mrs. D.P. My breastfeeding goal started at six weeks with the hope to go three months. It was the hardest six weeks of my entire life. After three months it finally became routine and easier! I changed my goal to one year and committed to pumping to supplement for daycare. I pumped for 18 months and nursed until my daughter weaned at 30 months! The people on my breastfeeding team are amazing! I would not have made it so long without my husband’s unwavering support and encouragement. I also give many thanks to my lactation consultant, doula, mother inlaw, and my aunt/midwife. I surpassed that goal because of my husband’s support and acceptance. I surpassed my goal because I had support from my family, friends, and Facebook mommy communities. I surpassed my goal because I love nursing and understand the huge health benefits. My daughter has severe allergies and is in daycare. Nursing her for 30 months built up a strong and stable immune system! Plus it really kept us centered and refocused. Best teething helper ever! Corrine P-B. My goal was six months. My hubby was on my team initially until I met my mama village. I surpassed that goal because of him and them! Jamie K. My goal was to start a freezer stash and breastfeed my twins without supplement. I’ve started a stash and 90% breastfeeding my twin boys, 10% formula supplement. My team is my husband & myself. Andrea A. G. My breastfeeding goal was at least a whole year, but a few days after birth she started pulling away and not latching. I saw an LC (lactation consultant) for two months as she was losing weight and screamed every time she would latch. She had acid reflux and I have an overactive let down. I had to either quit, or pump. So I pumped for a whole year! Then came baby number two. I prayed he would be different and just physically breastfeed. And he did for ten days when again I noticed


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pulling away and arching. My heart sank. He too was diagnosed with acid reflux. I was heartbroken; no way this was happening again. I was depressed and tired as I tried to nurse him through screams. At his two-month appointment, his pediatrician even suggested we supplement. I continued to try to latch him, but eventually we went to the bottle. Again, I pumped for a whole year. There were days I hated it and I dreaded it until the last pumping of the night. But I refused to falter or quit because my son was more important. I have two of the healthiest babies that are rarely ever sick! Emily D. My goal is to be able to keep breastfeeding once I go back to work full-time. My team is my family and my husband. Anna A. I don’t think I had a goal, time wise. I just knew I wanted to breastfeed. So my goal was to get my first to latch, which she did within the first hour of birth. When she turned one year I found out I was pregnant. I thought she’d wean when my milk dried up. I was sad that she was going to be weaned earlier then she may have wanted to. But even as my milk ebbed and changed to colostrum, she continued. So now I have been tandem nursing for the last 16 months! My firstborn just turned three years old a few months ago. Some days I feel, “This is it, I am done,” and other days I wonder how long I will go. My support team includes my sisters who exposed me to breastfeeding, my lactation consultant Susan Orr, and my husband who still puts up with not one, but two little ones who want mommy’s “num-nums” all the time. Ilana T. My goal is to breastfeed until my daughter weans herself. My husband is my biggest advocate, and second is my mother who breastfed me until I was two-and-a-half. Lisa S. When I was pregnant I never heard stories of mothers or babies having a tough time learning how to breastfeed. Once our son was born I soon found out it was no walk in the park. There were lots of tears of rejection and heartbreak during this three-month process. The more of a struggle it became, the more it was clear how important it was for us. Luckily we met with an amazing lactation consultant and one simple exercise and poof! We were supplementing less and less. Finally at five months we became supplement-free, and bottle-free for that matter. Almost seven months old and many ask what my goal is now. I say as long as we can go. No set schedule or age because the bond we share is amazing. Vanessa P.G. My son went straight to the NICU. My goal after three weeks of pumping was to get him to EBF. And I did it with Kimberly Durdin’s great advice. He has been breastfeeding ever since and we will go until he stops. Melissa G. My breastfeeding goal is to breastfeed as long as my baby wants. We are two months in, good latch and supply, have had a plugged milk duct scare but otherwise, we are going strong. The people on my team are my hubby, my mother and mother in law (AKA the super grandmas), the lactation consultants of Kaiser Anaheim and all my Breastfeeding mom friends who have offered invaluable support, advice, and goodies I didn’t know existed to help successfully breastfeed. Heidi U. My breastfeeding goal was not to fail! We couldn’t afford formula, so as long as my son needed milk, we had to breastfeed. Now that I’m tandem nursing my three-year-old and my four-weekold, my breastfeeding goal is to let both children self-wean. The people on my breastfeeding team are my husband, my family, and the awesome Long Beach community of breastfeeding moms, some of them my best friends, some of them my online friends. I surpassed my goal because my husband and I loaded up on resources before my first child was born! I visited La Leche League meetings and went to a six-hour breastfeeding class before the birth of my first. When we ran into problems, either in the early weeks or after a year, I knew exactly what to do – go to a LLL meeting or other reputable breastfeeding class, and call a lactation consultant. Cat S.R. My breastfeeding goal was to breastfeed to two years, and then it became until my son self-weaned. At 23 months, my son weaned himself. I was heartbroken but then I learned I am expecting my second child! My new breastfeeding goal is to EBF his little sibling due in February 2015, for as long as possible! Erin P. My breastfeeding goal is always changing – one week, one month, three months, six months and it is now two years (or sooner depending on the little one). The people

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AMAZING – every story, every word, every ounce of liquid love! I slept through my breastfeeding class in 2009. My husband took notes. I had no goals. I have been breastfeeding my daughter since August 2009, and am also breastfeeding her new little sister, born February of this year. My goal now is to be honest and present every moment I am able to breastfeed my healthy children. My team members are my daughters, and my husband, who has nourished and protected me in every way as a breastfeeding woman. And we are all held in the hands of a badass breastfeeding community, physical and virtual, here in Long Beach, California.

What’s your story? Do you have a village? Do you have a team? You do now. Join us at Saturday, August 2nd 10am-3pm for the 2nd annual Latch & Link: Long Beach, a community breastfeeding event. We latch babies on, and we link together as a community. Resource fair with exhibitors, workshops, support circles, lactation consultants and lounge, kids crafts, and so much more. Find out more information at www. facebook.com/LBlatchandlink. on my breastfeeding team are my husband, mother, best friend, brother’s girlfriend, and my neighbor. I have already met most of my goals – we’re at nine months! Barbara H. I didn’t really have a specific goal, but I was adamant that I would breastfeed exclusively. I didn’t know enough about babies to have an expected duration for nursing. My husband became more educated on breastfeeding through natural childbirth classes. With every passing week and month, my husband would acknowledge the miracle of breastfeeding, saying, “You’re keeping the baby alive all by yourself!” The choice of words made me laugh, but the sentiment made me proud. My husband and my local and virtual village of breastfeeding moms have been my support. Now, at 20 months, I’m still nursing and plan to keep on as long as it’s mutually agreeable. Light S. I currently have an eight-week-old daughter. My first goal was just to establish a milk supply and start breastfeeding because it is not something familiar within my own family but I knew I wanted my child to benefit from healthy breast milk. After the first week consisted of some pain and a couple blisters, we finally got it down (thanks to some wonderful nurses and a little lanolin). Now we are still going strong even with me taking an online class for school. My ultimate goal is to last at least one year but that comes with the hurdle of me continuing to build up a freezer stash and returning back to full-time schooling next month. I am determined and know I will last at least that long. I do not want to restrict my child from breastfeeding even if a year comes and goes because I love the precious moments we share when we are breastfeeding. My support team consists of my partner, my roommate, and his mother who are all active in caring for my daughter. They all encourage and support me breastfeeding her for as long as possible. However, I would like to extend a huge “thank you” to everyone on the Breastfeeding Support for Long Beach Area Moms group on Facebook, because the information and support that has been given to me by the members have aided me in being successful and more confident in our breastfeeding journey. Cee Cee My breastfeeding goal was to fill the needs of my kids, however long that might be. My team is my bad self and my awesome husband and kids, and a whole bunch of righteous mommies that love and support each other. I have met that goal by nursing my daughter until she weaned at a year. I am still meeting that goal with my two-year-old toddler. Hawk McF. My breastfeeding goal was three years but now it’s whenever my daughter wants to wean – regardless of what age. My breastfeeding team is my daughter, hubby, Breastfeeding Support For Long Beach Area Moms, and friends who are local breastfeeding mamas themselves. I met my goal because of my awesome support team and the confidence I was given by attending Latch and Link last year. Heather D-B. photo credits: Shutterstock, Kitten Kamala , ZumMallen family, ZumMallen family, Justina Nazario, Beatriz Ortiz, Amber Wood Photography, Shutterstock, Kitten Kamala, Justina Nazario, Vanessa Gerber, Jessica Claire Norwood


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Safety...In The News By Richard Pass, RN, BS

The following article summaries are relevant to expectant, new and more experienced parents, families & friends. They are intended to sharpen your understanding of safety risks as they exist or can be anticipated.

Maternal Fish Consumption — New FDA Guidelines

With the reduction in red meat consumption there has been a steady rise in those Americans who prefer fish as a primary protein source. When pregnant women and young children increase their fish consumption there are some concerns that need to be discussed. Although fish is high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA’s), often coined “good fats” there are other chemical concerns that food experts would like you to know. In particular, fish consumption is usually associated with higher levels of mercury. These levels have been trending upward over the last few decades according to the FDA. A well respected Canadian study completed and published in the Journal Canadian Family Physician looked at what photos: Shutterstock were considered “safe” levels of mercury - particularly in the pregnant woman. Of significance was the determination that abnormally high mercury values could result in neurodevelopmental abnormalities in some infants born to mothers with mercury levels (taken from maternal hair samples) exceeding 0.3 mg/g. Then, in conjunction with data included from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, new recommendations regarding how much fish is safe to eat during pregnancy came about. The author’s conclusion: That Pregnant women avoid fish consumption beyond 2 moderate servings per week. This is equal to about 12 oz. of fish. These numbers suggest a delicate balance between the benefits of PUFA’s on the one hand and levels of mercury that are potentially dangerous to the developing fetal brain. Regarded as the “Sweet Spot” by researchers, eating 8-12 oz. of fish per week for pregnant women will optimize the health benefits while minimizing the risks of mercury toxicity. Young children, per this same research, also should eat just as many servings but in portions appropriate for their age. Regardless, the 12 oz. per week maximum should also be a guideline for intake of fish by young children. So, are there “safer” fish? Yes. Mercury levels tend to be much lower in shrimp, Pollock, salmon, canned light tuna, tilapia, catfish and cod. Some well-respected environmental organizations provide annual update’s on which type of fish are safer than others.

Managing Animal Bites

In the Save A Little Life parent classes we put great emphasis on prevention of accidents and injuries of all types. Animal bites are one of the classic examples of injuries that occur often enough require that all parents on greater alert. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has long standing research on animal bites and, with other health agencies, provides smart and effective guidelines prevention of this kind of injury. Here are some of the well-established facts regarding dog bites in particular: • Most dog bites come from domesticated animals that the child already knows • Although rare, contracting rabies from a dog bite is still a real concern • Dogs will often not growl or make it evident that they are about to bite someone • If there is a dog bite, the animal may need to be confined and observed for 10 days to rule out the presence of rabies. • The actual transmission of rabies is more likely to come from a wild (non-domesticated ) animal such as raccoons, bats, skunks or coyotes. Other key prevention concerns include these tips: • Never leave a young child alone with an animal. Even playful interaction can lead to over-excitement in an animal - resulting in a bite. • Teach your child to avoid contact with wild or dead animals as they may still contain the rabies virus. Fleas and/or tics found on some wild (and dead) animals may be transmitters of diseases of a viral or bacterial nature • Educate your children to avoid kissing or placing their face close to an animal’s. They may misinterpret the intent and bite the face, neck or head of the child How Do I treat a bite that just occurred? • If bleeding, apply firm pressure to the site. Try and use a clean bandage or towel until you get the bleeding to stop (this could take up to 10 minutes - or more). • If the wound appears deep or you are not sure of the severity, take the infant or child to your local emergency room for a thorough evaluation of the wound. • If managing the wound at home, observe the wound for at least several days with particular attention to: pus or drainage from the wound, increased swelling and/ or redness in or around the bite, any red streaks leading from the wound upward toward the upper part of the body. Remember, your veterinarian is an excellent resource for all concerns regarding animal behavior with a focus on biting prevention.

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What is Anaphylaxis?

For those who are familiar with the term, it is associated with a severe allergic reaction to a “foreign protein” which can set off a fairly rapid deterioration in health and, if not treated quickly, death can ensue. First and foremost, this condition is a medical emergency of the highest order. Anyone experiencing an anaphylactic reaction needs to receive the drug epinephrine (a.k.a. adrenalin) as soon as possible. What are the most common symptoms of anaphylaxis? They can include a combination of symptoms which include: • Skin itching, hives, generalized redness of skin and swelling (either at a local area or more generalized swelling). • Swelling of the mouth, lips and/or tongue • Throat tightness, difficulty swallowing and hoarseness As symptoms progress without treatment it is common to experience: • Increasing shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain or tightness • Severe weakness and possible passing out • There may be severe nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and cramping Well-established scientific data tells us that the most common sources of anaphylaxis include: • Peanuts • Nuts from other trees such as cashews, walnuts, pecans and pistachios • Shellfish (shrimp, lobster or crab in particular) • Bee, wasp, yellow Jackets or hornet stings • Some antibiotics or is lessor frequency aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs. If someone has had a severe enough reaction in the past, it is a good bet that they will do so again when exposed to these “foreign Proteins.” Many people are familiar with the brand name “EPI-PEN”, which is the ready-to-go auto-injector medication that needs to be self-administrated (or given by a responsible family member or care provider) upon the obvious signs and symptoms as listed above. Once the injection is given, the individual needs to be transported to a local emergency department for immediate and further treatment. That treatment will often include additional dose(s) of epinephrine, an anti-histamine (usually Benadryl) and, if needed, a corticosteroid medication to reduce swelling and inflammation in the body. The “EPI-PEN” is only available by prescription and should be kept away from smaller children or anyone who might misuse the drug for any reason. Parental education in the administration of any epinephrine product is an absolute necessity.

What Ever Happened to The School Nurse?

I recall the days when, if getting sick at school, the first decision by a teacher was to send me or other classmates to the school nurse–in the health office. She would check my temperature, examine an injured area and, if necessary bandage a wound or splint a contusion or possibly a fractured bone. She also seemed to have quite a bit of information about my health history in this folder–with my name one it. Well, that was then. This is now. A new report from researchers at Sacramento State’s School of Nursing has new, and not so surprising data on the status of many public schools ability to meet even basic health needs of students. Among the findings of their research is that public schools are often unaware of their students’ health needs. This, of course, may include lack of information on vaccination status of the student or any other chronic health concern which could affect the quality of care while at school. The nursing study also concluded that as many as 1.4 million students with known special health needs would likely receive sub-standard care at most public schools in California. At this point, there is no requirement for schools to even identify a student’s health needs. Health assessments are currently required only when entering the first grade. The report came out with the following recommendations, which include: • An additional student health assessment prior to entering the 7th grade • Increasing the number of school nurses with the goal of achieving a 750 : 1 student-nurse ratio state wide • Proper training for all school personnel providing health services • Requiring schools to establish systems to identify and support students with special health needs. As parents who place such a high Richard Pass, RN, BS expectation of care and nurturing by our Save a Little Life, inc. schools, we should do as much as possible to urge the implementation of the above 818.344.1442 recommentations. Savealittlelife.com Save A Little Life is now 15 years old! With all of the changes and modifications in CPR education, we remain steadfast in our promise that all parents, family friends and employees will learn these skills with us. Our programs are located in a wide area across the L.A. and S.F. Valley area. All the best, Richard Pass, RN,BS Director, Save A Little Life, inc.

Richard Pass, RN,BS is the founder of “Save A Little Life” inc., a local provider of both CPR and First-aid for infants & children. He has been a Registered Nurse & Health Educator for over 30 years. He is on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and is currently a parttime clinical instructor of nursing at California State University, Northridge. The goal for Save a Little Life is to provide a simpler, more “user friendly” CPR course.


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Breastfeeding during pregnancy is not dangerous.

For most uncomplicated pregnancies, continuing to breastfeed your older infant does not endanger your life or your unborn child. Deciding on whether or not to continue breastfeeding during pregnancy depends on several factors: mom’s medical history, breastfed baby’s age, baby’s need to nurse, and mom’s emotional and physical comfort level. Physcially, breastfeeding during pregnancy can cause some discomfort with either light uterine contractions or nipple soreness. Unfortunately, since the soreness is caused by hormones, there isn’t much a mother can do to treat. The advantages of breastfeeding an older infant should outweigh the negatives. Even if you experience a drop in your milk supply, your child will enjoy the bond and closeness that comes from nursing and it will continue during your pregnancy. Not to mention also the continued source of nutrients and antibodies your milk provides. However, if you have been advised by your OB/GYN to abstain from sex due to a difficult pregnancy or because you are at risk for premature labor, then you probably should be considering weaning your infant. This is because the hormone that is released during an orgasm, oxytocin, is the same hormone released during breastfeeding and is responsible foruterine contractions. Normal uncomplicated pregnancies should not be concerned since these contractions will not harm your unborn baby and are not enough to dilate your cervix. Also, rsearch suggests that the uterus is not receptive to hormonal stimulation from oxytocin until around 24 weeks gestation, so it is generally safe to consider nursing until about 20 weeks.

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In your first trimester you might not experience many changes in your breastmilk. However, as your pregnancy progesses and in your second trimester, you might experience a drop in your supply due to natural hormonal changes. Also, sometime during your second trimester, your milk will turn into colostrum, which has a different taste to it. Some toddlers might enjoy colostrum, while others might start to self-wean because of it and because of the drop in supply. The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly suggests to exclusively breastfeed your baby the first 6 months of life, with no solids, and continuing to breastfeed throughout the first year of life and beyond. If your breastfed infant is under 6 months of age and you notice a significant drop in your milk supply during pregnancy, or your baby is not gaining enough weight or not having regular bowel movements, please contact your pediatrician and/ or lactation consultant immeadiately. You may need to supplement your baby with formula.

Choosing What Is Right For You

I chose to continue breastfeeding my toddler because I was comfortable with the idea and I did not experience any problems. I even continued to tandem breastfeed once my second daughter was born. But that worked for me and I was lucky enough to have enough milk throughout my pregnancy, and some mothers may experience an emotional withdrawl while they nurse pregnant, and this is normal too. You have to do what is best for you and your family, because a happy mom means a happy child. For more information please read: -Adventures in Tandem Nursing by Hillary Flower - The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League

Chantal Jura holistic nutritionist www.sexyturnip.com Chantal Jura, mother of two, is a holistic nutritionist and breastfeeding peer support counsellor who believes that the foods we consume can be an effective preventive medicine. She is passionate about perinatal nutrition since nutrition plays a major role in promoting maternal and infant health. She is committed to the expertise and mastery of nutritional therapy. Chantal has been continuously breastfeeding since 2011, and promotes breastfeeding locally and regionally and is also working towards IBCLC certification. She volunteers at Allaitement Quebec, is a La Leche League leader applicant, and sits on the Board of Directors of Mouvement Allaitement du Québec, a non-profit organization in Quebec supporting breastfeeding advocacy. She has been published on prenatal and postnatal websites, and print magazines. She is the co-author of the ebook Feeding Yourself Right to Feed Baby: A Complete Holistic Guide for Breastfeeding Nutrition. You can follow her blog and recipes at www.sexyturnip.com or on Facebook www.facebook.com/sexyturniphealthnutrition

Do make sure to eat healthy, whole, nutritious foods.

The most important thing you can do to ensure a healthy pregnancy while breastfeeding is to make sure to eat well for yourself! Even if you are experiencing morning sickness, don’t worry, your body will know which nutrients to use for you and your baby. Plus, no extra calories are needed in the first trimester of prengnacy. Just try to eat smaller meals several times a day and avoid having an empty stomach. You will need to catch up on eating wholesome foods once you are able to eat normally again otherwise you risk of being malnourished and having a malnourished baby born with lower weight. During pregnancy, needs for protein, iron, vitamins A, C,D, folate, omega-3 fatty acids and zinc increase since these nutrients are important for the growth of the uterus and expanding blood volume as well as the infant’s growth and development.

Breakdown of extra calories needed:

If you are breastfeeding and pregnant, you will definitely need to increase your intake of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA. DHA is crucial to the development and function of many different organ systems and for the structure of the brain and retina of the eye. The primary source of DHA is fish, and for vegans, microalgae. You will need to supply DHA for yourself, your breastfed infant and your unborn child. Age of Extra Calories Extra Calories Extra Calories Total Extra Total Extra Older Baby Breastfeeding Pregnancy Pregnancy Calories Needed Calories Needed 2nd Trimester 3rd Trimester 2nd Trimester 3rd Trimester <6 months old

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Adventures in Storyland

By Dr. JoBea Holt Author of Baby’s Day Out in Southern California – Fun Places to Go With Babies and Toddlers (Gem Guides Co.) – a travel guide to helping you find more adventures for your baby.

Dr. JoBea Holt www.babysdayout.net Dr. JoBea Holt was a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1976 through 1999 where she studied climate change in arctic forests using satellites and the Space Shuttle. She received her Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, and her Ph.D. from Caltech in Planetary Science. In 1999, JoBea left JPL to raise her two children. She is an active leader in Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, is on the board of her children’s Little League organization, and is currently a member of Al Gore’s Climate Project. Her first non-NASA book, Baby’s Day Out in Southern California, was released in 2003 and again in 2006. (Published by Gem Guides Co.) It is a travel guide to help moms and dads find more adventures for baby. Her most recent book is Climate Moms, an iBook. Her website is www.climatemoms.com.

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z, the Hundred Aker Woods, Neverland and the Smiling Pool. You will never find these places on a map, but you will travel through them all before your children leave for college - in books. When your baby was born you probably received a good supply of picture books as shower presents. Some of you may have received 12 copies of Good Night Moon like I did! But now that you have read these books to your baby over and over again, it is time to venture out and get some new ones. The first place to find new books, at least new to you, is the library. Every library has a children’s section stock full of wonderful picture books. Most libraries let you check out about ten books per child, which is easy to do when your toddler is helping you choose. Even without your child’s help, choosing only ten books for your baby from the vast collections can be challenging. Although the children’s section is definitely the best place to look, think about the sections in the regular part of the library on flowers, if your child likes flowers, or trains, if you child likes trains, or cars or dinosaurs. There are endless beautiful “coffee-table” books, some of which your toddler can actually carry, that have bright colorful pictures of your child’s latest fascination. Most libraries have a children’s story time – a time when the librarian reads a story or two to children who have come that day. Often these story times include a craft or special visitor – perhaps even one of the ‘Barks and Books’ dogs from the Pasadena Humane Society. Your baby can watch an older child read a story to one of these friendly dogs. If there are a few libraries close to your house, try them all to see which one is most comfortable for you. Keep a list of library story hours handy in your car in case you are desperate for something peaceful to do one day. There are a few very special libraries in Southern California. The first is the Richard J. Riordan Central Library in downtown Los Angeles – the third largest central library in the nation. The murals throughout are beautiful. The children’s area is in a restored 1930s-era room and there is a separate young children’s library with baskets of books next to cozy chairs. Be sure to note

Bookstores Children’s Book World, Los Angeles www.childrensbookworld.com Once Upon a Time, Montrose www.onceupona.com San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe, San Marino www.toysandbooks.com Storyopolis, Encino www.storyopolis.com Vroman’s, Pasadena www.vromansbookstore.com A Whale of a Tale Bookstore, Irvine www.awhaleofatale.com Libraries Cerritos Library http://menu.ci.cerritos.ca.us/ cl_childrens.htm Richard J. Riordan Central Library http://www.lapl.org/kidspath/ Other Links Caldecott Medal http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/ divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/ caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal.cfm Barks and Books Pasadena Humane Society http://www.pasadenahumane.org/ site/PageServer?pagename=services_ barks photo: Shutterstock

the chandelier representing the solar system. Puppet shows and story times occur frequently. The second is the Cerritos Library - the world’s first “Experience Library.” The Children’s Library includes a 15,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, a full-size model of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a touchable globe of Earth, a model Space Shuttle, a rain forest tree, a lighthouse, and many cozy couches for reading. The ceiling is painted with titanium and changes colors with atmospheric conditions. The Little Theater offers a space for story times. As with the Richard J. Riordan Central Library, unless you live closeby, it may not be reasonable to check out books. Focus on spending some time reading in the library, and visit your local library to check out books for home. The other great place to get some new books is the bookstore. Southern California is full of unique and very special children’s bookstores, and every Barnes & Noble has an extensive children’s section. Most also have story times, some even with a craft! The question of what to buy and what to save for the library is always a challenging one. It is easy to choose books by their cover or their pictures, but try to spend the time to read the ones you plan to buy to find out if you will be able to read them a hundred times, because you know you will! If you are stumped, always go for the Caldecott Medal Winner and Honor books. The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator, Randolph Caldecott. The award is given every year by the Association for Library Service to Children to the illustrator with the most distinguished American picture book for children. Although the focus is on the artist, the writing is always wonderful and durable! So happy readying and happy trails. JoBea Holt

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Babies Need Touch, Massage and Movement!

By Tara Stivers

Tara Stivers Camarillo Yoga Center (805) 484-8810 www.camarilloyoga.com Tara Stivers, Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Certified Birth Doula, leads an Infant Massage/Baby Yoga Workshop, Prenatal Yoga Class and Breastfeeding Support Group at the Camarillo Yoga Center. Visit www.camarilloyoga.com for more information.

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hen babies enter the world, touch is their most highly developed sense. Their vision is not fully developed, and they cannot communicate through language. Recent scientific research has verified the power of a mother’s touch: babies placed skin to skin with their mothers cry less and feed better; premature babies frequently held skin to skin with their mothers gain weight faster and are more stable. Babies have a biological need to be held, touched and close to their parents – for them it is a survival instinct. Unlike many other mammals that can walk within hours after birth, human babies emerge much more vulnerable. Thousands of years ago, not being near one’s parents could jeopardize a baby’s chances of survival. For babies, touch is just as important to thriving and developing (physically and emotionally) as food. When mothers hold their babies skin to skin after birth, they instinctively “groom” them by stroking them – their arm, their chest, their cheek. This is the baby’s first massage! Massage with an infant is a form of “touch communication,” during which parents often naturally talk and sing while providing their undivided attention. Through touch, parents are saying, “You are safe and loved.” Parents practice tuning in to their baby’s cues, recognizing the difference between the baby engaging with the parent and accepting the massage, and the baby disengaging or sending signals that he has had enough stimulation and would rather be held, fed or rocked to sleep. This practice sets up life long cuing between child and parent. The result for the baby is a sense of

trust and security, which over time, leads to confidence and strong self-esteem as the child grows. If only all children could grow up with loving touch like this! And what a wonderful way for a father – who often wonders what he can do with a baby who can’t yet run and play – to bond with his child. Infant massage is not complicated. With a few exceptions, one cannot really do it “incorrectly” (some rules for belly massage help ensure better digestion for the infant.) Practicing massage regularly with your baby can be a calming and enjoyable activity that both of you look forward to! And taking a class can be a great way to get out with a new baby and meet others who are parenting a new baby. Babies do benefit physically from massage as well. Belly massage can help alleviate and prevent colic. Massage helps encourage sleep. It promotes good circulation. It also helps promote body awareness in the growing child. Babies who have yet to crawl or stand often spend hours in baby seats, car seats or other devices, which don’t allow for natural body positioning; receiving massage helps open the body up, and promote relaxation and muscle development. Baby yoga is built upon the idea that even young babies need the space to move and the physical and neural stimulation that “baby play” creates. Your baby is in a grand science experiment every day as they explore their senses, and the conscientious parent naturally participates by playing with, moving, and singing to their baby. First parents especially may be a little nervous about being “hands on” with their precious little one, and baby yoga

classes teach safe, fun and age appropriate movements and songs to enhance baby’s natural proprioceptive development. Especially today, when it is easy to park even the youngest child in a baby holder in front of a screen, educating parents about the benefits of interaction and play is a gift that lasts a lifetime! Massage and child/parent closeness need not stop after infancy. Every night at bedtime, I share massage with my children, now 9 and 11 years old. It looks different than the baby massage we used to share – it might be a hand massage, a back rub or a face massage. I believe it is no coincidence that during our routine my kids have asked the deepest questions, told me what really bothered them at school that day, or voiced their worries and fears. And it gives me comfort to know that even though the touch communication will look different as they grow, we will still continue to have that sense of open communication and trust as we venture into the teenage years. Sources: March of Dimes McClure, Vimala. Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents. New York: Bantam, 2000. World Health Organization photo: Shutterstock

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Beverly Hills / West Los Angeles / Santa Monica Cedars-Sinai Lactation Education Center . ........................................................310-423-5312

My Nursing Coach, A Mobile Lactation Center................................................ 818-431-1118

Linda Hanna, RNC, MSN / Ed, IBCLC www.mynursingcoach.com 7437 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, CA 91303-1212. Serves Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Mobile Lactation Service. Prenatal, post partum breastfeedign classes. Consults in hospital, clinic, client’s home. Pump rentals, sales, related sales. In-home phototherapy. Support groups. Credit cards accepted. Available weekends and evenings

8700 Beverly Blvd., Suite 3202, Los Angeles, CA 90048. www.cedars-sinai.edu Also serves Greater Los Angeles Area. Linda Kingsley, B.A., IBCLC, RLC Program Coordinator. Mon - Sat 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Prenatal breastfeeding classes. Consults in hospital. NICU Lactation Program. Breast pump rentals & related sales. Medical translators for most languages, serve hearing impaired.

Ognjanovic, Mina J. BA, IBCLC, RLC, Doula(DONA)........................................ 818-915-0190

Epps, Cynthia, MS, IBCLC..........................................................310-458-6430; 310-968-0387

Rosenthal, Chrisie, BS, IBCLC, RLC.................................................................. 818-216-2319

Katznap-Yackman, Yana, BA, IBCLC, RLC....................................................... 323-240-6002

Steinberg, Ellen, RN, LCCE, IBCLC............................................818-345-4439; 818-929-7584

457 25th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402 - 3033 www.cynthiaepps.com Also serves Los Angeles , South Bay, San Fernando Valley Prenatal breastfeeding classes, private instruction. Consults in hospital, client’s home. Credit cards accepted. Available weekends by appointment only. Serves Marina Del Rey and West Los Angeles. www.headfirstdoulas.net Private breastfeeding instruction. Consults in client’s home. Available weekends and evenings.

MCH Services Inc., Rona Cohen, RN, MN, IBCLC............................................ 800-822-6688

P.O. Box 6241, Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1241. www.mchservicesinc.com National & International Corporate Lactation Program. Prenatal education through corporate lactation programs only. Breast pump sales. Credit cards accepted.

Slavick, Suzy, RN, IBCLC..................................................................................310-871-3554

145 South La Peer Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211-2601. www.bhpumpcenter.com Also serves Culver City. Private breastfeeding instructions. Consults in hospital, office, client’s home. Breastpump and rental and sales of related supplies. Credit cards accepted. Available weekends and evenings. Hebrew spoken. Experienced in hospital setting, warm and supportive approach.

Tellalian, Louise Arce, RN, CLC, FACCE...........................................................310-274-2272

1911 San Ysidro Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210-1520. Serves Greater Los Angeles. Prenatal breastfeeding classes; small group in home setting on Saturday AM with phone follow-up. Private instruction available. Phone counseling.

The Sanctuary Breasfeeding Resource Center.................................................. 877-552-6437

Kimberly Durdin, IBCLC 11965 Venice Blvd. Suite 307, Los Angeles, CA 90066 www.birthsanctuary.com (24 Hours / 7 Days) Prenatal, post partum breastfeeding classes, support group. Consults in hospital, clinic, client’s home. Breast pump rentals, sales and related sales. Low cost services available.

Miracle Mile / Hollywood / Silverlake / Downtown Wachsmann Melanie, CLE, CD. CPD. Doula Mellie...........................................310-435-6760 Los Angeles, CA 90016 Also serves West LA, Santa Monica www.doulamellie.com Prenatal breastfeeding classes, private instruction; consults in client’s home. Available weekends and evenings.

Culver City / Inglewood / South Los Angeles Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, WLA.........................................................323-857-4121

6041 Cadillac Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90034-1702. Also serves WLA, Baldwin Hills. Gwen Brown, RN, BSN, CLC, Alexanne Soltwedel, RN, BSN, CLE. Lactation Clinc Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM .Prenatal, post partum breastfeeding classes. Consults in hospital, clinic. Breast pump sales and related sales. Support group. Special services to NICU graduates and teens. Weekend services for inpatients. Services free to Kaiser patients.

Burbank / Pasadena / Glendale Baghdassarian, Roza, MA, IBCLC.....................................................................818-353-7446 9830 Cabanas Avenue, Tujunga, CA 91042. Also serves Foothills, San Gabriel Valley www.everydaymomstore.com www.binibirth.com Prenatal, post partum breastfeeding classes, private instruction. Consults in hospital, in office, client’s home. Breast pump rentals, nursing bras. Specializes in multiples, transitioning premature babies to breast, milk supply, latch / suck issues. Free support group. Available weekends, evenings. Armenian spoken.

Bellies, Babies and Bosoms...............................................................................818-541-1200

2430 Honolulu Avenue, Montrose, CA 91020 – 1824. www.bellies.biz Also serves San Gabriel Valley, Eagle Rock, Foothills. Five Certified Lactation Educators / Consultants available. Prenatal & post partum breastfeeding classes, private instruction. Consults in hospital, office, client’s home. Breast pump rentals & sales, nursing wear; baby scales. Available weekends & eves. Spanish & Japanese spoken.

Claire, Jessica, IBCLC....................................................................................... 323-206-6557

In-Home Lactation Assistance. Also serves San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys www.lactationconsultantla.com Private breastfeeding instruction. Consults in client’s home. Discounted fee for WIC and Medi-Cal recipients. Credit cards accepted.

Glendale Memorial Hospital & Health Center................................................... 818-507-4191

1420 S. Central Avenue Glendale, CA 91204. www.glendalememorialhospital.org Also serves San Fernando Valleys, Greater Los Angeles area. Cathy Rgagasa, RN, Director of Women’s Services Prenatal breastfeeding classes. Consults in hospital. Breastfeeding support groups, English on Thursday, Spanish on Monday. Call for times. Mon. - Fri. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Free breastfeeding hotline.

Huntington Hospital........................................................................................ 626-397-3172

Ann Meier, RN, BSN, ANLC Mon. - Fri. 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM www.huntingtonhospital.com 100 W. California Avenue, P.O. Box 7013, Pasadena, CA 91105-7103 Prenatal, post partum breastfeeding classes. Consults in hospital. Breast pump sales, rentals, related sales.

Johnson-Haddad, Miranda, IBCLC, CLE............................................................818-621-5477 Private breastfeeding instruction. www.glendalepediatrics.net Constults in hospital, client’s home, pediatric office; also at Bellies, Babies & Bosoms www.bellies.biz. Breast pump sales and related sales. Specializes in mulitples and babies with special needs. Available weekends and evenings. Credit cards accepted.

818-906-2733. 17046 Burbank Blvd., Encino, CA 91316 www.bellybutterfly.com Prenatal, post-partum breastfeeding classes, private instruction. Consults in office, hospital, client’s home. Specializes in NICU graduates, induced lactation. Credit cards accepted. Available evenings and weeekends; Serbian spoken. The Land of Milk and Mommy chrisier@yahoo.com Breastfeeding consults in office, client’s home. Phone consults available. Specializes in feeding difficulties, milk supply, multiples. Warm, supportive service. Available 7 days and evenings. Some insurance accepted as payment in full.

4431 Callada Place, Tarzana, CA 91356 www.babyhelp.us Breastfeeding consutations in Tarzana office, client’s home, and via phone. Aetna in-network provider (free consults for most Aetna patients). Works with other insurance as well. Cranio Sacral Therapy for mother and baby. Specializing in feeding difficulties, milk supply and fussy babies. Pump rentals, sales, baby scales. Available weekends, evenings. Spanish spoken, Credit cards accepted.

The Pump Connection, Rebecca Burditt, BS, CLE............................................ 818-225-8822

13940 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91432 Also serves Greater Los Angeles www.thepumpconnection.com Breastfeeding support group and other classes. Consults in office, client’s home. Breast pump rental, sales, related sales, pump delivery. Credit cards accepted. Available weekends, evenings by appointment.

Toussaint, Yvonne, LLL.................................................................................... 323-428-2587

Support group prenatal, post partum, extended breastfeeding and tandem nursing. E-mail support at MYMightyMilk@gmail.com

Wells, Rachelle, CLE......................................................................................... 213-864-4118 11546 Canton Drive, Studio City, CA 91604. Also serves Los Angeles. rachellewells@gmail.com Post partum breastfeeding classes. Consults in office, client’s home. Available weekends and evenings.

Santa Clarita Valley Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.......................................................... 661-253-8238

Mary Beth Sweet, BS, IBCLC, Jolli Bernier BA, IBCLC, Lisa Araki, IBCLC, Jodi Rosen, RN, CLE 23845 McBean Parkway, Suite 112, Valencia, CA 91355-2083. www.henrymayo.com Mon.–Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Prenatal, post partum breastfeeding classes. Consults in hospital, clinic. Services to NICU and premature babies. Breast pump rentals & sales. Spanish spoken. Credit cards accepted.

Takeda, Cindee Robinson, MS, CLE, IBCLC......................................................661-618-4570

28468 Alder Peak, Santa Clarita, CA 91387-3109 . Also serves San Fernando Valley clrtakeda@ gmail.com Private breastfeeding instruction. Consults in client’s home, pediatric office. Experienced with pre- term, multiples & special needs infants. Available weekends & evenings.

Simi Valley / Conejo Valley / Ventura County Manduke, Lori, NP, RN, IBCLC........................................................................ 818-822-1919 Also serves West San Fernando Valley Lmanduke@sbcglobal.net Group prenatal breastfeeding classes, private instruction. Consults in hospital, client’s home. Phone counseling. Available evenings and weekends

Westchester / South Bay / San Pedro Beach Cities Babies...........................................................................................310-372-5511 Terry Gass RN, IBCLC and Susanna Lutton, MPH, CLE. Redondo Beach, CA 90278 www.beachcitiesbabies.com Prenatal, post partum breastfeeding classes. Consults in client’s home. Pump rentals and related sales. Weekly support groups. Available weekends.

Rosevear, Luanne, RN, PHN, IBCLC, BS................................... 310-779-7943; 310-212-6461

Breastpump Connection. 3325 Opal Street, Torrance, CA 90503. www.brstempconnection@sbcglobal.net Also serves Long Beach. Breastfeeding consults in office, hospital, client’s home, pediatric office, WIC center. Breast pump purchase, rental, related sales and delievery. Specializes in teens and NICU graduates. Support groups Sat., Sun. @ noon for $25. Available weekends and evenings.

South Bay Baby Beginings.................................................................................310-619-6083

Patty Elder, RNC, IBCLC and Hillary Gray, RNC, IBCLC www.southbaybabybeginnings.com 2200 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 Breastfeeding consults in hospital, clinic, client’s home. Low cost support groups Mon. Wed. Fri. 10:00 AM - Noon. Available weekends and evenings.

Torrance Memorial Medical Center................................................... 310-325-9110 Ext. 4225

3330 Lomita Blvd., Health Links, West Tower, Torrance, CA 90505-5073 www.torrancememorial.org Susan Orr, PT, LCCE, CLC, IBCLC; Nancy Kraus, BA, LCCE, CLE; Tricia Suarez, CLE, Catherine Hargrove, RN, CLE. Prenatal, post partum breastfeeding classes. $30 consults in clinic Mon. & Sat. mornings. Breast pump rentals & sales, nursing wear, books, baby items. Credit cards accepted. Tagalog Spoken.

Long Beach / Orange County Breastfeeding Support Inc.................................................................................562-922-1474

9819 Palm Street, Bellflower, CA 90706 www.breastfeedingsupportinc.com Serves Greater Los Angeles and North Orange County. Private breastfeeding instruction, prenatal and post partum classes. Consults in hospital, office, client’s home. Pump rentals, sales, related sales. Low cost support group. Credit cards accepted. Available weekends and evenings. Spanish Spoken

Orr, Susan, PT, CLC, IBCLC............................................................................ 562-427-3782

Meier, Ann, RN, BSN, ANLC.......................................................................... 626-390-0139

Columbia Pediatrics, 2880 Long Beach Blvd., #425, Long Beach, CA 90806 www.columbiapediatrics.com Also serves South Bay. Prenatal, post partum breastfeeding classes, private instruction. Consults in hospital, clinic, office, client’s home, pediatric office. $20 consults at clinic Tuesdays and Thursdays. Breast pump sales and related sales. Available weekends & evenings

Methodist Hospital of Southern California.........................................................626-574-2415

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center........................................................... 909-623-6455

2261 Sinaloa Ave., Altadena, CA 91001. Breastfeeding consults in clients home. Available weekends

300 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007. www.methodisthospital.org Serves Greater San Gabriel Valley / Los Angeles. Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Prenatal breastfeeding classes. Consults in hospital, clinic. Breast pump rentals and sales. Spanish spoken.

Sainato, Christina, MPH, IBCLC, RD................................................................ 626-993-7361 Pasadena, CA. Also serves Greater San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles. www.TheNourishingMother.com Breastfeeding consults in client’s home. Credit Cards accepted. Available weekends and evenings.

San Fernando Valley Gallant, Kathryn, RN, IBCLC “LA Baby Love”.................................................. 818-465-3119 Also serves West Los Angeles / Santa Monica www.lababylove.com Private breastfeeding instruction. Consults in hospital, client’s home. Specializes in NICU graduates, multiples. Credit cards accepted. Avialable weekends and evenings.

Ideal Birth....................................................................................................... 818-859-2478

Dahila Frydman + Malia Aharoni IBCLC and ACHI Master Doulas www.youridealbirth.com 4454 Van Nuys Blvd., #216, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. Also serves West LA, Los Angeles. Available weekends and evenings. We are here to assist you

La Leche League of The Foothills

Kamala Norris MA,LLL, Melissa O’Keefe, CLE,LLL melissaikeefe@ymail.com Serves La Canada, La Crescenta, Montrose, Sunland, Tujunga, Pasadena, Glendale Meet at Crescenta - Canada YMCA 1930 Foothill Blvd., La Canada 91011. 3rd Friday of Month Noon - 1pm. Y membership not required. Babies and children welcome. French Spoken. Experience with twins and tandem nursing. Available weekends, evenings.

San Gabriel Valley / Inland Empire

1798 N. Garey Ave. Pomona, CA 91767. Terry Bretscher, RN, CLC, IBCLC www.pvhmc.org Mon. - Sat. 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. Prenatal breastfeeding classes. Free consults in hospital, Lactation Center. Breast pump rentals & sales. Lactation Center Mon., Thu., Fri. 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM., Tues., Wed. 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. “Breastmilk Expressions” program for mothers returning to school or work. Medical translators available for many languages. Medi-Cal reimbursable services Key to Credentials ANL: Advanced Nurse Lactation Consultant BA/ BS/ BSN: Bachelor of Arts/Science/Nursing CCE: Certified Childbirth Educator CLE(C): Certified Lactation Educator (Counselor)

Has successfully completed a one week course in basic lactation and its management, and required post seminar homework which may include a clinical component. CLC: Certified Lactation Consultant Has had advanced formal lactation education and supervised clinical training CLC: Certified Lactation Counselor Has taken a one week course in lactation counseling and passed a post test.

CNM / CPM: Certified Nurse Midwife/Certified Professional Midwife CNS: Clinical Nurse Specialist DC : Doctor of Chiropractic FACCE: Fellow of American College of Childbirth Educators IBCLC (RLC): International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Most have had extensive formal lactation education

and clinical training; has passed an international certification exam and has continuing education requirements in lactation. Recertifies

every 5 years. May also use term “Registered” (RLC).

LCCE: Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator LE: Lactation Educator LM: Licensed Midwife LVN: Licensed Vocational Nurse MA/ MS/ MN: Master of Arts /Science /Nursing MD: Medical Doctor MPH: Master of Public Health (R) (CP) NP: (Registered) (Certified Pediatric) Nurse Practitioner OTR/L: Occupational Therapist, Registered/Licensed PCD: Postpartum Certified Doula PHN: Public Health Nurse PT: Physical Therapist RD: Registered Dietitian RN (C): Registered Nurse (Certified) All licensed health practitioners have additional continuing education requirements to remain current in their respective fields.


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Women’s Physical Therapy...... www.hypnobirthingca.com (818) 775-1868 HypnoBirthing.......................................Alisha Tamburri CCHT, MH

Glendale

Glendale Adventist Medical Center................................... www.glendaleadventist.com.......................(818) 409-8100 One Day Childbirth Prep Childbirth Prep Baby Care Basics Breastfeeding Infant Safety & CPR

Granada Hills

Private Home...................................... klone@socal.rr.com (818) 368-8428 Bradley Method Childbirth Education®.........................Christine Low Infant Massage.............................................................Rebecca Noel

Lake Forest

Backs, Babies & Bellies......... susan@blessedbeginnings.net (714) 222-8759 Bradley..................................................................Tiffany Muscarella

Long Beach

Private Location... www.BradleyBirth.com/AndreaGamble (562) 208-4383 The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth®..............Andrea Gamble

Long Beach Memorial, Torrance Memorial.......................... (562) 933-00627; (310) 517-4702 www.memorialcare.org / suesorr@hotmail.com Prenatal Breastfeeding....................................Susan Orr, PT, IBCLC Baby Care.......................................................Susan Orr, PT, IBCLC Becoming a Parent..........................................Susan Orr, PT, IBCLC Breastfeeding Clinic.........................................Susan Orr, PT, IBCLC

Los Angeles

Private Location.www.wholisticmaternalnewbornhealth.org (626) 388-2191 Natural Childbirth Preparation Class......Cordelia Hanna-Cheruiyot Sibling Preparation..................................Cordelia Hanna-Cheruiyot Private Childbirth Education Classes.......Cordelia Hanna-Cheruiyot Breast is Best...........................................Cordelia Hanna-Cheruiyot

LA Baby Planners...................... www.lababyplanners.com (626) 483-3411 Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Class........................ Lara Pujdak

Malibu

Private location.............................. www.lovethebirth.com (310) 483-3987 Informed Beginnings.......................................Romy Karz Rapoport PreNatal Yoga.................................................Romy Karz Rapoport Fear to Freedom Empowerment Workshops.....Romy Karz Rapoport

Newport Beach

Hoag Hospital.................. 949.764.2229 hoaghospital.org Prepared Childbirth............................................... Registered nurse Breastfeeding......................................................... Registered nurse Baby Saver............................................................. Registered nurse Breastfeeding......................................................... Registered nurse

Pasadena

Private Location or In Your Home.www.doulawithlove.com 626.390-3555 Birth Preparation...................................................... Yvonne Novak

Roza Baghdassarian MA LLLL IBCLC – I am an experienced mother, La Leche League Leader and Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Roza is an experienced lactation consultant. She teaches classes, offer bra fittings and private consultations in her office, in home anr at bedside in the hospital setting. Debbie Benton – I am a ICEA certified Childbirth Educator, a Midwife Assistant, as well as a birth and postpartum doula. I have been a birth professional for 15 years. My greatest goal is to help expecting families build confidence in preparing for birth and the role as parents. Bini Birth – Bini’s vision is to connect new families to the birth community while honoring each family’s beliefs and backgrounds. Bini is committed to helping new parents, supporting birth professionals, and facilitating dialogue and discussion between birth providers and pregnant women. Birth Partners – Birth Partners is a collective of Childbirth Educators, Lactation Consultants, Yoga Instructors and Doulas. We have a wide range of experience in the field of maternal health and newborn care. We are available to help families prepare for this incredible experience into Parenting. Group and private classes available. Tonya Brooks M.S.,L.M. – I am a research scientist and midwife. I have taught all kinds of pregnancy and birth classes based on a marriage of in depth , evidence based science and alternative wholestic approaches to pregnancy, birth and womens health care. Jennice Burris – Formerly know as Jennice Razza, I have been a Certified Childbirth Educator and Labor Doula for 22 years. I am now also the Educator Coordinator at PVHMC. Students that attend my classes will leave with a wealth of knowledge! Shelia C. Feldman – Shelia has been teaching and attending births as a certified birth doula since 2002. Her experiences using hypnosis, massage techniques, and exercises for healthy pregnancies, are passed on to educate parents and training women who are learning birth doula skills. Andrea Gamble - My husband and I love teaching The Bradley Method - a 12 week natural childbirth preparation class, focusing on staying healthy and low risk, exercise, nutrition and relaxation. Also called HusbandCoached Childbirth. The coach will learn how to help the laboring mother avoid unnecessary pain. Sign up today!

Placentia

Private Location.......................... spiritfilled@sbcglobal.net (714) 985-9862 Bradley Method .® ........................................................ Pauline Scharf

Pomona

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center............................ jennice.burris@pvhmc.org.......................... (909) 865-9858 Prepared Childbirth.................................................... Jennice Burris Cesrean Birth Class..................................................... Jennice Burris Breastfeeding.............................................................. Jennice Burris Baby Express............................................................... Jennice Burris Friends & Family CPR.................................................. Jennice Burris

San Fernando Valley

Private Location........................ growingblessings@aol.com (818) 317-3264 Lamaze Childbirth Preparation Class.............................. Lisa Spiegel Amazing Newborn......................................................... Lisa Spiegel

Private Location.................................ctakeda@pacbell.net (661) 618-4570 Breastfeeding................ Cindee Robinson Takeda, MS, CLE, IBCLC

Santa Monica

Birth Partners............................ www.birthandbeyond.net (310) 837-5686 Natural Childbirth........................................................ Cheryl Baker Breastfeeding............................................................... Cheryl Baker Newborn Care................................................................Khefri Riley Meet the Doula............................................................ Cheryl Baker Birthing from Within............................................... Deborah Roualt

Mommy Care................................Mommycareofficial.com (310) 394-6711 Bradley Method Childbirth Classes.......Nancy Griffin, MA, AAHCC Breastfeeding Basics..................................... Nancy Griffin, MA, LLL Nutrition for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding............. Nancy Griffin, MA Your Baby’s Brain................................................. Nancy Griffin, MA Early Childhood Nutrition.................................... Nancy Griffin, MA

Sherman Oaks

Valley Birth @ Two Hearts....... www.hypnobirthingca.com (818) 775-1868 HypnoBirthing.......................................Alisha Tamburri CCHT, MH

Bini Birth.............................................www.binibirth.com (818) 286-3944 Childbirth Education Class.................................... Ana Paula Markel Hypnobirthing............................................................. Shelly Slocum Baby Care..................................................................Rachel Meyers Doula Training....................................................... Ana Paula Markel Childbirth Educator Workshop............................ Ana Paula Markel

Bini Birth.......................... rozabaghdassarian@yahoo.com (818) 913-2228 Prenatal Breastfeeding Class............................. Roza Baghdassarian Working and the Breastfeeding Mama............. Roza Baghdassarian

Natural Birth & Women’s Center..................................... gentlebirthcenter@gmail.com.................... (818) 386-1082 Comprehensive Childbirth Classes..............Tonya Brooks M.S.,L.M. ACHI Midwifery Prepartory Program........Tonya Brooks M.S.,L.M. ACHI one day Crash course childbirth class.Tonya Brooks M.S.,L.M. ACHI Doula Training............................................. Karen Hightower Pediatrics for Parents..................................Tonya Brooks M.S.,L.M.

Thousand Oaks

Los Robles Hospital........ www.BirthingWithWisdom.com (818) 707-0894 Natural Childbirth Class Series ........................ Robin Gruver, ICCE

Los Robles Hospital................. Growingblessings@aol.com (818) 317-3264 Lamaze Childbirth Preparation ...................................... Lisa Spiegel Cesarean Preparation Class............................................ Lisa Spiegel Newborn Preparation Class............................................ Lisa Spiegel

Torrance

Private Location............ ellieshea@doulabirthpartners.com (310) 326-2764 HypnoBirthing Childbirth Preparation............ Ellie Shea, RN, HBCE Birth Doula Workshop (DONA).................... Ellie Shea, RN, HBCE HypnoBirthing Practitioner Training............... Ellie Shea, RN, HBCE

Torrance Memorial.......................... suesorr@hotmail.com (310) 517-4702 Prenatal Breastfeeding..................................Susan Orr, PT, IBCLCE Breastfeeding Questions...............................Susan Orr, PT, IBCLCE Breastfeeding Clinic.......................................Susan Orr, PT, IBCLCE

Valencia

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital........................... www.henrymayo.com................................ (661) 253-8238 Breastfeeding Classes .................................................Lactation Staff Inpatient Consultations . .............................................Lactation Staff Outpatient Consultations ...........................................Lactation Staff Breastfeeding Support Group ....................................Lactation Staff Lactation Center ........................................................Lactation Staff

Van Nuys

Private Location........................ authenticbirth@gmail.com (323) 334-0889 Childbirth Preparation Private or Series................... Debbie Benton Baby Care Basics....................................................... Debbie Benton Dr. Sears L.E.A.N. Expectations Workshops............ Debbie Benton

Venice

Head First Doula Services, Inc..... www.headfirstdoulas.net (323) 240-6002 Birthing from Within..............................Yana Katzap-Nackman, CD Breastfeeding.........................................Yana Katzap-Nackman, CD Cesarean Birth Preparation...................Yana Katzap-Nackman, CD Happiest Baby on the Block...................Yana Katzap-Nackman, CD Newborn Care.......................................Yana Katzap-Nackman, CD

Westlake Village

YogaWorks....www.yogaworks.com........... (805) 371-3030 Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga............................... Robin Gruver, ICCE

Pump Station.www.pumpstation.com........ (805) 777-7179 Prenatal Yoga.................................................... Robin Gruver, ICCE Postpartum Yoga with Babies............................ Robin Gruver, ICCE Couples Prenatal Yoga Workshops.................. Robin Gruver, ICCE

Woodland Hills

Private Location, The Birth Sanctuary............................... www.lotusmoonbirth.com........................ (424) 222-9482 Bradley Method®.................................................... Shelia C. Feldman

Silverlake

Silverlake Yoga......................... www.hypnobirthingca.com (818) 775-1868 HypnoBirthing.......................................Alisha Tamburri CCHT, MH

Nancy Griffin, MA, AAHCC – is a certified Bradley Method childbirth instructor, a breastfeeding educator, a certified pregnancy/recovery fitness instructor and personal trainer, a child development expert and lactation consultant. Robin Gruver, ICCE – I have been teaching Childbirth Classes and Prenatal Yoga Classes for over 30 years. I enjoy guiding Pregnant Moms, Dads and Couples through their journey of Pregnancy and Parenthood, helping them to find their strength and wisdom. Cordelia Hanna-Cheruiyot – Master’s in Public Health, Health Education & Promotion/Maternal Child Health. Certified Health Education Specialist,Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Birth Assistant, Certified Lactation Educator since 1991. Expectant mothers develop trust in birth, cultivate acceptance of unexpected outcomes and make informed choices for giving birth in the hospital, birth center or home. Henry Mayo is a Baby Friendly Hospital offering prenatal breastfeeding classes,weekly support groups, and inpatient/ outpatient consultations. The Lactation Consultants (IBCLC)and educators (CLE) work closely with you and your physician to develop a breastfeeding plan of care. Christine Low - I have been a Bradley Method instructor and labor/ postpartum doula for over 17 years and continue to be passionate about guiding my couples through a comfortable, memorable birthing experience. I keep my classes small, no more than five couples, to provide lots of individualized attention. Tiffany Muscarella - Backs Babies & Bellies is a Midwifery/Chiropractic. We have 4 home birth Licensed Midwives, a Chiropractor that specializes in pregnancy and infants, a massage therapist and a natural parenting store Rosie Posie Baby. We also have a instructors that teach The Bradley Childbirth Method and Hypnobabies. Yvonne Novak – Birth doula, childbirth educator, lactation support for more than 20+ years. Certified with DONA and CAPPA Susan Orr, PT, IBCLC - 26 years of experience working with moms and babies with breastfeeding issues. pedatric physical therapist. I have taught every thing from Lamaze to Returning to work and nursing.

Lara Pujdak – Lara is a certified birth doula (CBI), Hypno-Doula, Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor, doula trainer, Reiki Master & holds a Master’s degree. It was her own experience with childbirth that gave her an understanding of how crucial attending a “complete” childbirth class, one that is outside of the hospital setting. Romy Karz Rapoport – I became passionate about empowering new families after the birth of my son. I have been teaching classes for 7 years. My classes will prepare you to welcome your baby with confidence and excitement whether you are planning a Hospital or Homebirth. Please call or email me for more information! Pauline Scharf – Teaching for 19 years. Labor assistant attending over 50 births. Have had 5 un-medicated births to VERY large babies. Passionate for mamas and babies. Class covers nutrition, exercises, coaching,labor, pushing, new baby care and breastfeeding. Ellie Shea, RN, HBCE – Ellie has taught birth preparation classes for more than 30 years. She has trained many doulas in the Los Angeles area. She is a faculty member of HypnoBirthing Institute providing training to practitioners and expectant parents. Ellie is the founder of Doulas Association of Southern California (DASC). Lisa Spiegel – I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator with 16 years of teaching experience I am also a Lacation Educator and Certified Doula. I have worked with thousands of couples to help them have the best possible birth experience and look forward to helping you create the best birth possible, too. Cindee Robinson Takeda, MS, CLE, IBCLC – Consultant and Certified Lactation Educator for over 15 years and have years of experience in private practice and hospital settings(postpartum and NICU). I am experienced working with the range of situations, from private prenatal instruction to challenging and special needs cases. Alisha Tamburri CCHT, MH is a certified hypnotherapist. She teaches HypnoBirthing, The Method to Ease Fear and Pain in Birthing. Class locations or privates. She also specializes in turning breech babies and lactation.


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hrough the placenta via Rita Shertick, RN, BSN the umbilical cord passes www.ritadoularn.vp.com all the nourishment for your unborn baby. Whatever your growRita is Lamaze certified, a Reiki Master, Lactaing baby needs, the placenta pulls it from tion certified and a nursing school Instructor at the mother and passes it on. To have a American Career College. healthy baby the importance of a healthy well functioning placenta can not be stressed enough. At any given moment one fourth to one third of the baby’s blood supply is flowing through the placenta. Humans are the only mammal which historically prematurely separates the newborn from the life sustaining force of it’s placenta. Slowly this is changing. Per Williams Obstetrics textbook, the mainstay of OB education for the majority of medical schools, “If…the infant is placed at or below the level of the (vagina)…for three minutes ..an average of eighty ml of blood may be shifted from the placenta to the infant. (This)… provides about 50 mg of iron, which reduces the frequency of iron-deficiency anemia later in infancy.” Most physicians still traditionally clamp and cut the umbilical cord as soon as the entire body of the newborn is birthed from the mother. They do what they learned in medical school from the practicing OB physicians of the time. The textbook has

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changed since a lot of them graduated, and many are not aware of the published change of practice to delay the clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord. Reasearch has not shown any strong scientific support for immediate cord clamping and cutting, it is an entrenched medical habit amoung most OB’s. If you are delivering with a midwife it is usually a standard part of their training to delay the clamping and cutting. The Kaiser Hospitals all have midwives for their low risk deliveries. One argument an OB doctor may have is immediate cord clamping prevents post partum hemorrhage, ie bleeding right after birth, but large studies have shown no significant differences in this area per Cochrane reviews. Babies with delayed cord cutting (DCC) have an increase in total blood volume which shows a smoother cardiopulmonary transition at birth. The extra blood is equivalent to the volume to fully perfuse the fetal lungs, liver and kidneys at birth. Another benefit is the concentration of stem cells which have an essential role in the development of immune, respiratory, cardiovascular and central nervous systems. Immediate cord clamping (ICC) leaves these critical cells still in the placenta. Ten percent of the general US toddler population has anemia, and it’s above twenty percent in certain socio-economic populations. DCC gives these children a four to six month supply of iron so they don’t have to play catch up later in life. Besides anemia, iron is essential in early infancy for rapid brain growth and development. Studies of infants with iron problems have uncovered deficits in cognitive processing which may lead to permanently decreased IQ, including attention and memory problems. Further studies need to be done on a potential link to ADHD and autism. Breastmilk is low in iron, a mother’s body uses it’s iron stores to replace blood lost during childbirth. Many pediatricians do recommend iron supplements to the exclusive breast fed baby for this reason. One may raise concerns about back flow from the baby, blood returning to the placenta. After birth the baby’s blood pressure is so much lower than the pressure in the placenta, the blood flow goes with the pressure gradient and flows to the baby, except in very limited circumstances. Another argument against DCC is neonatal jaundice, since bilirubin, the source of jaundice originates in red blood cells. But studies have shown the majority of these babies have stable bilirubin levels. The rationale being attributed to the greater blood volume means greater blood flow through the liver to process the bilirubin more efficiently. How does gravity affect the flow of blood with the baby in the ideal position of skin to skin on the mothers abdomen or chest? Basically it affects the speed of the placental transfusion with stable pressures. The full transfusion takes up to five minutes in this position, where for a baby kept lower then the placenta it takes about three minutes. In summary, with all the evidence of the benefits of DCC, such as the healthier neonatal cardiopulmonary transition, the prevention of iron deficiency at a critical time in brain development, and the rich supply of stem cells, the burden of proof falls to those who choose ICC, and why they feel it should be continued.

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Birth Doulas and Postpartum Doulas GROUPS The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health...........................626-388-2191 www.wholisticmaternalnewbornhealth.org support@wholisticmaternalnewbornhealth.org We are a non-profit organization offering childbirth, lactation and postpartum support throughout all of Los Angeles County. Mother- and Baby-Friendly approach. Childbirth education classes, labor and postpartum doula support, breastfeeding education and consultation, and referrals to holistic perinatal health practitioners.

B*E*S*T Doula Service....................................................................................877-I-DOULA-U www.bestdoulas.com B*E*S*T (Birth Empowerment Support Team) Doula Service has supported hundreds of birthing families through pregnancy, labor, childbirth and postpartum since 1996. A group of experienced, certified doulas with a wide variety of credentials, including HypnoBirthing, Reiki, Birthing From Within, Spinning Babies, newborn care and more. Bini Birth......................................................................................................... 818-286-3944

Cordelia Hanna-Cheruiyot, MPH, CHES, ICCE, CLE, CBA................................626-388-2191

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Felicia Henry..................................................................................................(805) 218-6156 flhenry@mybirth.net www.mybirth.net “IBCLC One free lactation visit with full Bradley series.”

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310-837-5686 www.birthandbeyond.net Birth and Beyond is a childbirth education center with experienced instructors in all areas of pre-and post-natal education. The doulas have attended over 800 births collectively and are the most caring women to help with labor and postpartum care. Leslie Sandoval www.blessedbabydoula.com Birth is a beautiful and life changing event in a woman’s life, and should be treated with joyful respect. Allow me to help you celebrate the arrival of your blessed baby! I also offer Childbirth Education Classes, focusing on relaxation, meditation and visualization methods for a Calm & Gentle Birth.

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Yana Katzap-Nackman, Aimee Oswald, Alison Lerher, Aria Mayland, Gloria Hennessee, Janna Slack, Joan Durham, Lorin Hart, Mandy Schutt, Ruth Olafsdottir, Vera McCaughan www.headfirstdoulas.net A West Los Angeles based company, offering a birth and postpartum doula registry. Classes (Child birth prep, Breastfeeding, Newborn Care, Happiest Baby and C-birth Prep) and Support group. Been in business since 2003 and growing.

Joy In Birthing.................................................................................................. 310-435-6054

doularena@integrativechildbirth.com www.integrativechildbirth.net Integrative Childbirth Services and The Lullaby Lounge has a certified Doula, Educator and Doula Trainer with over 10 years experience at a location for local families to come and get the support that they need throughout pregnancy, labor/birth and their postpartum period. aperfect10doula@earthlink.net Lactation support. Welcoming life gently. “

“Serving women and families since 2000. 300+ births.

Moon Cylce Arts.............................................................................................. 323-899-7396

Sabrina Roberson www.mooncyclearts.com I am a massage therapist, placenta encapsulation specialist and aromatherapist in addition to being a doula (DONA cert pending). I teach prenatal massage at IPSB in Culver City. This means that I have a very hands on approach to birth support.

Yvonne Novak............................................................................................... (626) 3903555

yvonne@doulawithlove.com I have been in the birthing business since 1979, after becoming a La Leche League leader and Bradley teacher, I moved on to doula-ing full time. I have attended births for single moms, teens, same sex couples, surrogates, multiples births.

Melissa Parker............................................................................................... (949) 3514236 melskater@yahoo.com melissasbirthservices.com 22 plus years of experience in childbirth education, doula work and assisting with breastfeeding issues and solving them. Lactation assistance available 24/7.

Lysa Quealy Beach City Doula........................................................................(310) 831-5700

frontdesk643@yahoo.com www.beachcitydoula.com State certified massage therapist, DONA certified birth doula. Trained as hypnobabies-doula. Individualize each clients birth to make their birthing day ideal for their family. I have attended over 75 births and truly love my job. Serving the South Bay community from Manhattan Beach to Long Beach.

Romy Karz Rapoport.....................................................................................(310) 483-3987

mothernaturebirth@yahoo.com lovethebirth.com Romy has Worked with over 50 couples helping to empower parents to Love the Birth! Birth is sacred and should be celebrated, not feared! Call or email me to set up an interview!

Janine Sabin, CPD .........................................................................................(818) 468-8389

Individual Doulas Gail Barela..................................................................................................... (310) 3088947

birthoptionservices@yahoo.com www.birthoptionservices.com We have five children, all born natural and breastfeed. I became a childbirth educator because I love helping others. I have attended over 100 births. My husband and I have educated over 150 couples in childbirthing. We teach baby wearing and breastfeeding. We sell baby carriers and other related products.

Quincy J Bates, LM, CPM...............................................................................(760) 228-1011

RevelationMidwife@gmail.com www.RevelationMidwifery.com I am devoted to preserving the art of midwifery. I look forward to serving women and babies for a better future of childbearing. I have a special place in my heart for women seeking VBAC. I am on 200+ babies!

Supportive Doula Services................................................................................ 818-994-6800

Margie Levy www.supportivedoula.com Margie Levy of Supportive Doula Services has supported over 300 families of the greater Los Angeles area 2002.

Debi Benton ....................................................................... (818)-850-2478; (818)-259-8950 www.youridealbirth.com 10 years experience as a Midwife Assistant and Master Doula. I offer prenatal, labor and postpartum support, childbirth education, and more. I believe in supporting the family to have the best birth experience possible!

Debbie Benton.............................................................................................. (323) 334-0889

Authenticbirth@gmail.com www.birthhappensnaturally.com I am a certified Midwife assistant, Doula, a ICEA childbirth educator, Natural Health consultant, and Certified Dr. Sears L.E.A.N. Expectations coach. I have attended over 200 births-home, hospital and birth centers. I offer support, education and encouragement to empower birthing women and families to have the birth they envision.

www.nurturedmamadoula.com Janine specializes in nurturing new parents or empowering growing families with tools & support of a rhythm to thrive in postpartum.

Serenity Birth...................................................................................................310-749-2636

Patricia Grube www.serenitybirth.com I am a certified birth doula for 3 years and attend hospital and homebirths. I have attended 87 births to date. I am trained as a Hypnobirthing doula and Pregnancy Yoga teacher. I have published articles about yoga, childbirth and pregnancy and am currently working on a childbirth book.

Bunny Slaughter............................................................................................ (714) 2200968

bunnythedoula@yahoo.com www.bunnythedoula.com I am a POSTPARTUM DOULA. I go into the home and help families in the 6 weeks after the baby arrives home. I have worked with over 200 families. I am a Happiest Baby on the Block Educator.I love helping new families adjust and seeing how they find their confidence.

Mary C. Stelter..............................................................................................(310) 462-5218

marystelter@hotmail.com www.oceanbirth.weebly.com A positive birth experience for you is my goal! I’m a DONA trained doula, an ICEA trained educator, with a B.A. in Theatre and 10 years of additional experience as a labor companion and a mother, with 5 kiddos myself. Multiples are my specialty and compassion is my philosophy!

Thirteen Moons Birth Preparation & Support ...............................................(310) 736-8548 www.birthingmoon.blogspot.com I’m a birth doula, birth advocate and Intuitive bodyworker whose focus is supporting womyn/mothers and their partners in creating a satisfying experience from conception to birth.

Peggy Wehrle................................................................................................(714) 615-5927

momsbundleofjoy5@sbcglobal.net 17 years of nursing then decided to become a postpartum Doula. I am a Mom of 5 and proud Grandmother of 5 little Blessings. I work nights or days and I am an excellent cook.

Darla Burns.................................................................................................. (661) 645-3726

darla@douladarla.com I am a labor & postpartum doula serving the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. I am also a Postpartum Doula Trainer and the CAPPA Executive Director of Postpartum Doula Programs.

Sue Coffman...................................................................................................(714) 3374331

doulasue@yahoo.com http://www.doulasuecbe.vpweb.com In addition to my services as a labor support doula (see Resume), my husband and I co-teach our Bradley(r) classes together. We love to help new families navigate the world of pregnancy, babies, breastfeeding, and parenthood with thoughtfulness and insight so that they can make healthy & safe decisions.

Tanya Colligan..................................................................... (818) 939-9754; (818) 539-4401 colligantanya@aol.com I can to Lamaze, Baby Care and Breastfeeding classes and services. I am a certificed Lamaze Childbirth Educator and Internation Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

Vonda Dennis................................................................................................(310) 226-7097

thebabyguru3@aol.com www.thebabyguru.com The Baby Guru provides Certified Newborn Specialist (I trained with “The Baby Whisperer” Tracy Hogg) services during the night. I also provide baby sleep consultations, group & private babycare classes, breastfeeding classes & consultations. I am also a parenting coach and provide this service for families.

Green Belly MaMa........................................................................................ (805) 341-2595 greenbellymama@gmail.com Facebook: Green Belly MaMa I am a 24 year old mother of two, Dona Trained Birth Doula. I am also a pregnancy eco consultant, and offer placenta encapsulation. I have attended one birth and am working towards my certification.

Barbara Joan Grubman ........................................................................ (818-884-6236) 6236 Calming Presence Doula Service bgrubman@sbcglobal.net Have attended and supported about 65 births. Always calm and caring to Mom and others who may be in the room.

Key to Credentials ANL — Advanced Nurse Lactation Consultant BA/ BS/ BSN — Bachelor of Arts/Science/Nursing CCE — Certified Childbirth Educator CLE(C) — Certified Lactation Educator (Counselor)

Has successfully completed a one week course in basic lactation and its management, and required post seminar homework which may include a clinical component.

CLC — Certified Lactation Consultant

Has had advanced formal lactation education and supervised clinical training

CLC — Certified Lactation Counselor

Has taken a one week course in lactation counseling and passed a post test.

CNM / CPM — Certified Nurse Midwife / Certified Professional Midwife CNS — Clinical Nurse Specialist DC — Doctor of Chiropractic FACCE — Fellow of American College of Childbirth Educators IBCLC (RLC) — International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

LCCE — Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator LE — Lactation Educator LM — Licensed Midwife LVN — Licensed Vocational Nurse MA/ MS/ MN — Master of Arts /Science /Nursing MD — Medical Doctor MPH — Master of Public Health (R) (CP) NP — (Registered) (Certified Pediatric) Nurse Practitioner OTR/L — Occupational Therapist , Registered/ Licensed PCD — Postpartum Certified Doula PHN — Public Health Nurse PT — Physical Therapist RD — Registered Dietitian RN (C) — Registered Nurse (Certified) All licensed health practitioners have additional continuing education requirements to remain current in their respective fields.

Most have had extensive formal lactation education and clinical training; has passed an international certification exam and has continuing education requirements in lactation. Recertifies every 5 years. May also use term “Registered” (RLC).

For the most up-to-date listings of Southern California Doulas, please see the Pre/Postnatal Resources button on the Dy-Dee Diaper Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DyDeeDiaper/app_128953167177144


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Bini Birth......................................................................................................... 818-286-3944

Blessed Beginnings Midwifery

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Birthing Project, Healthy Babies Alliance......................................................... 626-296-1000 Breastfeeding support group

LA LECHE LEAGUE...................................................................................... 800-LA-LECHE

Monthly meetings for pregnant & breastfeeding women. Babies welcome. Call 800-LA-LECHE for a local leader or www. lalecheleague.org.

LA County USC MC........................................................................................ 323-409-2236 Free prenatal Breastfeeding Class-Eng/Span

Glendale Memorial Hospital Brestfeeding Resource Center.............................. 818-502-2378 Free breastfeeding support group and classes; Board Certified Consultants.

Hoag Hospital................................................................................................. 949-764-2229 Babyline is manned by an IBCLC certified RN available to answer questions M-F, 9am - 5:45pm. Free online breastfeeding course. Register online at http://www.hoag.org/Specialty/Womens-Health/Pages/OB-Education/Breast-feeding.aspx

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South Coast Midwifery and Women’s Health Care

(949)-654-2727 www.southcoastmidwifery.com Orange County’s oldest and most established birth center. A warm, nurturing place. Birthing options include home, birth center and water birth. Free consultations. 6817 Quail Hill Parkway, Irvine 92603

Natural Birth & Woman’s Center

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UCLA Nurse-Midwifery Associates

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Ventura Birth Center

(805) 667-2229 www.Venturabirthcenter.net We offer Birth Center Birth, Homebirth, Waterbirth, Lactation classes, and Well Woman Services

Infant/Child CPR, Safety, and Car Seat Safety Classes

Save a Little Life...............................................................................................818-344-1442 Savealittlelife.com 18607 Ventura Blvd., # 207A, Tarzana, CA 91356 CPR & First Aid Richard Pass,

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White Memorial...................................................................... 323-265-5050/ 323-267-4352

Baby’s First Impression.................................................................................... 909-946-5410

Hoag Hospital............................................................................................... 949-764-BABY

A La Mode Photo.............................................................................................310-770-2676

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CPR & First Aid, English/Spanish..................................................................... 818-345-4439 babyhelp@roadrunner.com CPR, Etc. - Private. Offered at home, church, temple, for groups & individ. In Eng. & Span. Ellen Steinberg RN

Glendale Adventist Medical Center...................................................................818-409-8100 http://www.glendaleadventist.com/childbirth-parent-education-classes Infant CPR & Safety

Training Solutions............................................................................................ 818-789-8907 www.ezcpr.com Infant & Child CPR. Eng & Span. Official American Heart Association Training Center.

Methodist Hosp Arcadia..............................................................................1-800-950-BABY http://www.methodisthospital.org/services/Maternal%20Child%20Health/Pages/Maternity-Classes.aspx Infant CPR. Span & Mandarin.

Clarence Calhoun ........................................................................................... 626-357-3100 http://safetycpr.com/ Monrovia. Infant CPR

Huntington Memorial...................................................................................... 626-397-8768 http://www.huntingtonhospital.com/Main/FamilyCPR.aspx Infant/Child CPR & Safety

Safety In Motion ............................................................................................. 714 264-2924 www.safetyinmotion.org Car Seat Education. At-home car seat installation & education day/evening/weekend appts available

www.babysfirstimpression.com 4d ultrasound images.

www.ALaModePhoto.com Award winning maternity and newborn photographer, Heather Hart, creates beautiful memories that last a lifetime.

Brubaker Photography.....................................................................................310-476-1992 http://www.brubakerphotography.com Maternity, babies, children, weddings & head shots.

Day One Photography .................................................................................... 310-820-2505 www.dayonephoto.com Pregnancy, birth, adoption, babies, families and events.

First Look Sonogram........................................................................................310-543-5152 www.firstlooksonogram.com 4d Sonogram and newborn imaging.

La Neve Studio................................................................................................ 714-529-3686 www.lanevephoto.com Pregnancy, infant and children and family portraits. Monthly specials. Downtown Brea.

Linnea Lenkus Fine Art Portrait Studios

www.linnealenkus.com Long Beach......................................................................................................................................(562) 981-8900 Pasadena.......................................................................................................................................... (626) 744-9104 Fine art pregnancy and baby portraits, cards, albums, boxes. By appointment only.

Little Darling’s/Precious Memories Portrait Studio........................................... 888-276-2229 Photography in your home.

Lori Dorman.................................................................................................... 818-247-0200 www.loridorman.com Pregnancy, baby and family photography.

Margaret Gruesbeck Photography . ................................................................. 626-836-7761 www.margaretgruesbeck.com Fine art photography, birth, pregnancy, infancy and children.

Milk and Cookies Photography........................................................................ 323-533-4268 www.milkandcookiesphotography.com Specializing in unique maternity and child portraits, from the tummy to six years old.

Peek-a-Boo Ultrasound ................................................................................... 909-579-8229 http://www.myfirstpeekaboo.com/ Non-Diagnostic for family, fun, & entertainment

Pregnancy Portraits..........................................................................................818-905-3213 www.pregnancyportraits.net Specialize in pregnancy photos and newborn sessions

Prenatal Peek................................................................................................... 818-390-1141 www.prenatalpeek.com/sfvalley Newborn imaging. 23161 Ventura Boulevard Suite #207, Woodland Hills, CA. 91367.

Marlo Yoshimoto Photography..........................................................................760-679-6136 www.msyoshphoto.com Pregnancy, baby and child photography.

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Prenatal Yoga. Robin Gruver. Westlake Village. Aqua prenatal & land postpartum classes YMCA (in the pool)

Yoga at the Village........................................................................................... 818-265-9833 http://www.yogaatthevillage.com Prenatal / postnatal classes MOMMY & ME,Yoga for kids, Family Yoga; Glendale

Yoga Body .......................................................................................................818-566-1166 Toluca Lake Sat 12-1:30pm Pre/ postnatal yoga - kundalini teacher/doula Linda Rose

Yoga Kingdom Sanctuary................................................................................. 626-792-7871 www.yogakingdom.com Prenatal Yoga. Pasadena.

Yoga Works ................................................................................................... 805-371-3030 Prenatal yoga / mommy & me yoga. Westlake Village. Robin Gruver

YWCA of Santa Monica/Westside....................................................................310-452-3881

“Mommy & Me, Pilates & More”, Infants & Me(age 0-1)/Toddler & Me(age 0-3), Pre & Post Natal Yoga classes.

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UCLA Extension Lactation Educator/Consultant Training Courses in 2013 UCLA Lactation Educator Training Program For additional information and registration, contact Linda Polin at 310.825.7093 or visit www.uclaextension.edu/healthsci Richard Pass, RN, “Save A Little Life” classes on Infant and Toddler CPR & First Aid: Monthly evening classes follow the guidelines of the American Heart Association. “hands on” training $60 per person; Visa & M/C accepted; Space limited; For more info please call (562) 981-8900 www.BabyCPRSoCal.com The Stork Stops Here offers Professional Childcare Classes: *Newborn Specialist (Level 1) *Newborn Specialist (Level 2) *Postpartum Doula Training *Professional Nanny Training For more information contact: STORKSTOPS@AOL.COM 323-294-8467

Childbirth Educator Certification (x-sm., sm., med., lg., x-lg.) Training Organizations:

Prenatal Yoga.................................................................................................. 818-707-0894 www.BirthingWithWisdom.com Robin Gruver. Westlake Village.

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American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth, www.bradleybirth.com (818) 788-6662, (800) 42-BIRTH

Childbirth and Professional Postpartum Assoc. (CAPPA) www.cappa.net,

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Certified Perinatal Educators Association (CPEA) (415) 893-0439

Childbirth Educator Certi The Hypnobirthing Method™ (HCCE)Training Organizatio Hypnobirthing Method Cert. Childbirth Educators http://www.leclairemethod.com/wellness.html Academy of Certified Birth Educators (ACBE) (310) 454-0920 http://www.acbe.com/ (800) 444-8223

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Wet Set Gazette Vol. 3 2014  

Magazine for Southern California expectant and new parents, mothers and fathers. Topics covered include natural birthing, environmental awar...

Wet Set Gazette Vol. 3 2014  

Magazine for Southern California expectant and new parents, mothers and fathers. Topics covered include natural birthing, environmental awar...

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