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Your baby’s expressions and vision.

Your baby’s eyes are wide open at birth!

Your baby sees you, stares at you and wants to be touched. It’s the first contact with the people around her.

She’s captivated by your face and your mouth moving as it coos and comforts. She looks at you often while nursing, and the bigger she gets, the more she looks at you. It’s a sacred moment between you and your baby.

You are your baby’s mirror. The way you look at her conveys your moods, and she senses whether you’re present or your mind is elsewhere.

There is a close correlation between your baby beginning to visually react and her state of awareness. Your baby is more able to receive and react to stimuli when they are in a state of “alert inactivity.” This is especially heightened right after eating. Your baby’s eyes are wide open and gleaming. She is moving less, and her breathing is steady.

There is a direct link between this state of alertness and her visual and audio perception. Of course, not all babies are alike, and they all have different levels of attention.

In the first week, your baby cannot stay alert for more than five minutes at a time and less than a half hour per day.

She is especially captivated by your face, which is close to her while she’s nursing.

Even this brief encounter has a profound impact on your baby’s development.

Choosing whether to breastfeed your baby:

Mother’s milk is indeed a wonderful gift you’re giving your baby.

Women ask themselves lots of questions when they start breastfeeding their baby:

  • I just gave birth; why don’t I have any milk?
  • Is my baby getting enough milk?
  • Does my milk have enough nutrients for his growth?
  • Will my baby gain enough weight on my milk?
  • Should I weigh him to check?
  • How long should I wait between feedings?

Called the colostrum, the first milk you produce is a genuine goldmine of goodness for your baby.

If you have chosen not to breastfeed, at least try giving your baby this special gift when he’s born with a welcome breastfeeding.
It will give you a chance to experience nursing, and may make you want to continue.

Colostrum is very high in bacteria that will protect your baby by boosting its immunity at birth and helping flush out its first stool.
These bacteria stay in the intestines and will protect him for the rest of his life. This liquid is extremely rich in minerals and proteins that will restore his strength after the tiring process of being born.

Moms, don’t overthink it: as soon as your baby is born, start breastfeeding with the help and advice of a midwife.
When you get back home, don’t hesitate to call upon a perinatal guide or coach, or a lactation specialist who will give you lots of tips for you and your baby.

The key to breastfeeding is support. You’ll need reassurance and good guidance, especially in the first few days, as well the first few weeks with your baby.
A self-assured mom is a confident mom who feels at ease. One of the most important things about successful breastfeeding is how calm the mother is. The hormone oxytocin is actually what makes the milk flow. Always remember to get into a comfortable position with your back propped up well with cushions, and put on some music to relax you.

I’m a lactation advisor, so don’t hesitate to contact me if you need a guide in those first few days.

A testimonial from Vanessa, whom I helped with HypnoBirthing before getting her off to a great start with nursing:

“And postpartum was a drastic change compared to my first baby. That followed the maternity leave. I had decided not to breastfeed my first baby, but for my second, Virginie had given me so much information about it while I was pregnant that I felt ready . But saying it and doing are two different things. The birthing center does everything to help us, but the midwives and the pediatric nurses all come in with their own opinions, which of course are different. So I didn’t know what to do. Virginie is always available and incredibly attentive. She guides me through each stage step-by-step. This unwavering support enabled me to confidently put together a nursing plan. I achieved what was so important to me thanks to her. It’s postpartum guidance that’s unbelievably reassuring, and it feels amazing. So I only have one thing to say, and that’s thanks from the bottom of my heart, Virginie and I recommend her to every mom!”

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A baby’s sense of hearing in utero.

Our parents and grandparents thought that as long as a baby can’t speak, it can’t understand anything!

Research has made huge strides in the last decade, and we now know that the building blocks of language begin in the womb. The high frequencies of your speech are filtered by the amniotic fluid, and the low frequencies of your voice are transmitted by the body, especially the amniotic fluid.

When you speak, your baby can feel the vibrations of your voice’s low frequencies on its mouth and hands.
As early as the 27th week, babies have been observed reacting to the mother’s voice, and recognize it within an hour after birth.

There is a bonding and communication between you are your baby.

Your baby reacts to your voice just as much as your thoughts. They react when you think about them or even just talk to them in your thoughts.

Researchers have been able to demonstrate this by the baby’s accelerated heartbeat.

You are communicating what you feel to your baby!

A bond has already been formed with the mother well before talking begins.

Childbirth can be a magical yet very difficult time for a mother.

In fact, after carrying your baby for nine months and being the primary focus of the couple and the family, you now feel like the baby has taken center stage. The physical upheaval of childbirth, the fatigue, emotions, and mental sensitivity are just a few of the factors that may negatively affect your relationship with your newborn.

And then there’s the frequent feeling of guilt…

Why can’t I handle it?
Why don’t I feel that motherly instinct?
Why is my baby crying so much?

Moms and newborns alike need to be uplifted and supported. Boston pediatrician Claudia Gold calls it psychological holding. “It is very important that you feel supported, understood and heard so you can then bond with your baby.”

Sometimes the baby you pictured or dreamed about is not the one you’re holding in your arms. The baby cries a lot, and you feel very alone when it comes to taking care of them. Maybe you’ve been having trouble feeding them, and it’s making you extremely fragile and helpless.If you are crying a lot and feel you can’t handle it, or if your baby is stressing you out too much, know that you’re not alone and there’s no shame in talking about it or asking for help.

This difficult relationship with your baby is going to jeopardize your relationships with your family, partner and other children…

When things do go very well with your baby, you usually ask your pediatrician for solutions, and you’ll often label it newborn colic. Colic is commonly defined as a baby crying uncontrollably for over three hours per day for more than three days per week for at least three weeks.

But you usually don’t get a satisfactory answer from the pediatrician, who mainly focuses on reassuring you by checking your baby’s physical health. Many pediatricians just say don’t worry, babies crying is a normal thing…

And so you start feeling really lost and alone with your baby, who’s still crying the same amount, and there’s no solution to make him feel better…

Crying is actually seen as suffering, so it also makes you suffer; the non-stop crying is hard to deal with.

That’s when you truly need some guidance so you can express what you’re feeling without guilt. You need to feel understood, supported, and get your questions answered.

It can be hard for moms to tell their partner, mother, or even friends that they’re not doing well.

Sometimes outside help is the best solution since it allows you to freely express yourself without fear of being judged and to feel understood so you can find solutions.