What is the Golden Hour after Birth

The first hours after birth are a developmentally distinct time for a baby and there are well-documented short and long term physical and psychological advantages when a baby is held skin to skin during this time. When a baby is held skin-to-skin in the first hour after birth, there are nine observable...

Induction and Length of Labor

Of late, we have had several new moms come to us for a lactation consult with their newborns. When they recount their first attempts at breastfeeding, it invariably ties in with their birth stories. A good number of them have recounted how “long” their (induced) labor was, and how then even though...