Leaving your baby overnight

Should you leave your baby overnight? If you have to, what can you do to maintain a stable environment? Registered nurse and lactation expert Jennifer Davidson explains what should be done if you cannot be with your baby overnight.
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Leaving your baby overnight

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Mother's who feel that they need to be away from their babies for a few days, when they ask me that, I like to suggest that if at all possible, I recommend that mother's stay with their babies for the first year. Babies and mother's belong together and usually if separated, it's kind of hard on both of them. So I like to recommend, if possible, that the baby go with the mom and the mom brings somebody along to assist her or perhaps find a babysitter at her destination to watch the baby when she has to work. If this is not possible, then I recommend that she would pump milk for the time that she's gone and indeed pump also at the times that the baby would naturally nurse to maintain her milk supply until she returns.

Should you leave your baby overnight? If you have to, what can you do to maintain a stable environment? Registered nurse and lactation expert Jennifer Davidson explains what should be done if you cannot be with your baby overnight.

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Jennifer Davidson, RN, BSC, IBCLC

RN & Lactation Consultant

Jennifer Davidson, RN, BSN, IBCLC, earned her AA degree in early childhood education and taught preschool for two years. She returned to college and received a bachelor's degree in Nursing. After completing school, she worked as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for ten years. During this time she got married and gave birth to a beautiful son who changed her life. Jennifer realized she did not want to return to the same long hours that would take her away from her family. When Jennifer was offered a part-time job as an RN at the progressive pediatric office of Dr. Jay Gordon and Linda Nussbaum in Santa Monica, she accepted it and has been there for 18 years.

Somewhere after birthing and nursing another wonderful son, Jennifer discovered a new passion and began helping other mothers with breastfeeding problems. She completed the extensive training to become a lactation consultant and for the last eight years has been the breastfeeding specialist in the pediatric office. Jennifer has the wonderful opportunity of following women from their pregnancy throughout their breastfeeding journey. She is able to intimately know the women and their stories. Most important, Jennifer learns with the women how best to draw out their own knowledge in creating a successful breastfeeding experience. Repeatedly she has found that helping a woman trust her own instincts builds the most confidence and leads to the most success.

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