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Newborn weight loss

May 08, 2024 Katie James, Dr Rachel Reed Season 5 Episode 11
Newborn weight loss
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Newborn weight loss
May 08, 2024 Season 5 Episode 11
Katie James, Dr Rachel Reed

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 In this episode it’s us together again in the cauldron and Katie chats with Rachel about all things early weight loss… and gain in babies. 

We look at: 

·      Why do babies lose weight? 

·      What is normal weight loss?

·      Are there some babies who are more likely to lose more weight than others?

·      What’s with the panic once we hit the (not so magical) number of 10% weight loss? 

·      And how can we best support mums and babies through this period of feeding difficulty, before we jump straight into the bottles of formula top-ups.

·      What about IV fluids given to labouring women and the effect on a baby’s weight straight after birth? We know there’s been talk of a correlation right, but why do we not have any standardised guidelines for this yet?

·      We try to straighten out the facts on one of those common anxiety causing parts of breastfeeding.

 All this and the usual banter when us two get together. 

LINKS:
Breastfeeding & lactation: the fundamentals course
BJM paper: Maternal intrapartrum fluids and neonatal weight loss in the breastfed infant. 2023


Want to listen to the new podcast 'The Feeding Couch'? Find it here or on all good podcast hosting platforms! 

Get 10% off Katie's Breastfeeding & Lactation: the fundamentals online course today with code POD10 at checkout. 

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Disclaimer
The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to, constitute medical or legal advice; instead, all information available on this site are for general informational purposes only. The Midwives' Cauldron podcast reserves the right to supplement, change or delete any information at any time.

The information and materials on the podcast is provided "as is"; no representations are made that the content is error-free. Whilst we have tried to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information we do not warrant or guarantee the accurateness.

The podcast accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of the use or reliance on the content.

Show Notes

Want to send us a message? Fan mail? Thoughts on the episode?

 In this episode it’s us together again in the cauldron and Katie chats with Rachel about all things early weight loss… and gain in babies. 

We look at: 

·      Why do babies lose weight? 

·      What is normal weight loss?

·      Are there some babies who are more likely to lose more weight than others?

·      What’s with the panic once we hit the (not so magical) number of 10% weight loss? 

·      And how can we best support mums and babies through this period of feeding difficulty, before we jump straight into the bottles of formula top-ups.

·      What about IV fluids given to labouring women and the effect on a baby’s weight straight after birth? We know there’s been talk of a correlation right, but why do we not have any standardised guidelines for this yet?

·      We try to straighten out the facts on one of those common anxiety causing parts of breastfeeding.

 All this and the usual banter when us two get together. 

LINKS:
Breastfeeding & lactation: the fundamentals course
BJM paper: Maternal intrapartrum fluids and neonatal weight loss in the breastfed infant. 2023


Want to listen to the new podcast 'The Feeding Couch'? Find it here or on all good podcast hosting platforms! 

Get 10% off Katie's Breastfeeding & Lactation: the fundamentals online course today with code POD10 at checkout. 

Support the Show.

Like this podcast? Leave us a review here
Want more from Katie and Rachel?
Katie's website
Rachel's website

Disclaimer
The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to, constitute medical or legal advice; instead, all information available on this site are for general informational purposes only. The Midwives' Cauldron podcast reserves the right to supplement, change or delete any information at any time.

The information and materials on the podcast is provided "as is"; no representations are made that the content is error-free. Whilst we have tried to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information we do not warrant or guarantee the accurateness.

The podcast accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of the use or reliance on the content.