At Best Start Baby we offer a full range of services starting with pre-conception planning and including the first 1000 days of life. This period of development is the most important for HUMAN GROWTH.
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Pre-conception counseling including a full health check and history assessment. The importance of folic acid.
The A- Z of pregnancy.
Birth - Vaginal birth
Walking through the stages of Vaginal Birth (breathing, stages of labour, pushing, delivery).
Birth - Caesarean section
Caesarean Section (spinal block, theatre, recovery, transfer to the ward).
Skin on skin, latching, follow-up support.
Baby at birth
Apgar scores, physical examination, TWINS, neonatal ICU, what is normal and what is not normal.
The first 6 weeks
Sleeping, nappy changes, baby bath.
Postnatal support, signs of postnatal depression , practical parenting tips.
Mum’s daily eating plan and foods to enhance milk supply.
The Introduction of solids for the infant
Focusing on when and how to start and introduce solids.
The Trajectory flow chart from being a couple to an evolving family.
Sleep hygiene coach
Sex and the post-partum period
Looking at changing sexual relationships and practical suggestions.
Surrogacy and specialized lactation
Support systems. The initiation of lactation via the use of the SNS system (Supplemental Nursing System) and compiling bespoke programmes for couples.
Same sex couples and support
Working towards practical and sustainable breastfeeding solutions.
Judy consults corporate clients who wish to improve their in-house lactation facilities. She is also a popular speaker and panellist at corporate wellness programmes and events.
On the Best Start Feeding Initiative Programme and the essential basics of lactation.
Expressing for micro-prems
Training and lecturing
To all Medical School Graduates on the Best Start Feeding Initiative Programme with special emphasis on the sustainability of breastfeeding for the first six months of an infant’s life.
Most medical aids
Will pay for one antenatal and one post-natal consultation. Clients must pay for these consultations initially via credit card, cash or EFT and then submit their receipts to medical aids for reimbursement.
Special needs support
Breastfeeding expertise with feeding infants born with a cleft palate / lip, Downs Syndrome, Cardiac Conditions etc.