Being a mother is one of the hardest jobs on the planet. And being a new mom, whether it’s your first or fourth child, has its own challenges. There is so much information from doctors, nurses, midwives, friends, family, even strangers at the store on how to care for that brand new baby. Our mothers are missing a safe, nurturing, educational environment. A place where they can get all the help they need those first few weeks, based on their own motherhood journey!
Well, I am so honored to introduce you to Bella Bambino Newborn Care Center. The first of its kind in our area, I am so excited to be partnering with Bella Bambino! Now, let me tell you all about them!
Beginning with their amazing staff! Sally Wood, RN, IBCLC is a Lactation Consultant and has been helping mothers in the area since 2004. She has practiced in the hospital environment for fifteen years and has decided to shift her focus to caring for families in the community. Katie Hughes, RN , IBCLC has worked in well-baby nursery and NICU since becoming a nurse in 2013. Both of these women are intelligent, caring, easy to talk to and really have a passion for helping families.
Bella Bambino sought to fill a tremendous void new mothers experience in newborn care and feeding. Mothers and newborns are out of the hospital so quickly that they often feel overwhelmed, exhausted and confused. Mothers are not getting enough time (hello, they also just had a baby!) and they’re not able to process all the information they are receiving.
Local pediatricians ensure the health of the newborn with regular wellness checks and while most ask if new moms have any questions, it’s not enough. Most new moms going to their wellness checks can’t even remember all the questions they want answered or feel guilty about even having questions they feel they should know the answer to. Those hormones at work! Bella Bambino has created a nurturing environment that is dedicated to providing support and education to mothers and their newborns.
At Bella Bambino we know that the health of a mother and her newborn are intricately intertwined. It is essential to look at each separately, as well as together. On your initial visit, the lactation consultants and medical professionals will see the new mother and newborn together as a breast feeding or formula feeding pair. This visit is longer than most normal outpatient appointments. If mother is breastfeeding, the lactation consultants will observe a feeding, assessing the latch, performing a before- and after-weight to determine how much milk baby is getting and providing mother with information and tips to make sure her breastfeeding journey is a success.This is meant to be as informative and productive as possible for the new mother and newborn, which requires additional resources.
If a mother has any questions, concerns, is experiencing any challenges or needs reassurance, Bella Bambino is there. A care plan will be created that will specifically address all a new mother’s goals and needs, and that they are met. By listening to and evaluating a new mother and her newborn, they are able to really help in those first few weeks of newborn life!
I can’t wait to spread the word to all my clients about this new and much needed service. And if you’re reading this as a soon to be first time mom or soon to be a mom again, check out Bella Bambino. You owe it to yourself and your newborn to get the best care possible. You deserve it and so do they!