nurturing the best possible start

November 2012

When a new baby arrives home - Part 01

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 17:10 -- Dr. Lionel Traverse

On the 3rd day after the birth of her baby and sometimes sooner, the mother and the baby are discharged from the hospital. The mother is sore and the breast milk is not yet well, if at all, established.

For financial reasons, hospitals push for early discharges.  So new parents are often sent home before they are physically and emotionally ready.

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