When you’re pregnant, one thing you seem you get almost too much of is advice. Everyone has their own special stories, and their tidbits that made a major difference to them. All advice can be valuable- but there are a few things that just aren’t common knowledge that every mommy-to-be needs to know about having a newborn.
Does your baby seem tiny? This will not last long. The majority of newborn babies will double in weight during their first five months of life. This may not seem like much when you’re holding an eight pound child but just imagine if you were to double your weight in just five months!
Babies also sleep with their eyes open. This can scare some parents- you check on your child, they’re laying still with eyes wide open- but no worries. It’s completely normal and actually common for babies to sleep with their eyes open, and this will eventually stop happening.
Did you know babies can crawl as soon as they are born? It’s true! In 1987 the Karolinska Institute in Sweden compiled the findings of their study on the “Breast Crawl”. When the newborn was dried and laid on a mother’s chest immediately after birth they were able to find her chest for feeding within an hour.
Newborn babies recognize their mother’s voice at birth. This may not come as much of a surprise, seeing as they hear their mother’s voice all through the duration of their gestation. When a baby is born, their hearing isn’t 100% up to par. The middle ear is still full of fluid which tends to impair the hearing somewhat. The one sound they are able to recognize is the sound of mama’s voice. They respond to this sound above all others.
Did you know you can vaccinate your baby naturally? Not really per our current understanding of the word, but by feeding your baby your “first milk” or colostrum, you’re providing baby with nutrients your bodies have customized to perfectly help build her immune system. Breastfeeding can be difficult, and if your newborn is in the NICU, you may be unable to breastfeed directly. Aeroflow Breastpumps is dedicated to providing the best medical products to moms so they can excel in their breastfeeding journey.
Did you know that your breast pump could be available to you at little-to-no cost through your insurance? Per the Affordable Care Act, breastfeeding equipment and supplies are to be covered by health insurance. Aeroflow Breastpumps can help you quickly and easily find out if your policy is complaint. Simply complete our three-step Qualify Through Insurance form and let our Breastpump Specialists take care of the rest. Your dedicated Breastpump Specialist will contact your insurance company, verify your network status and coverage, and contact you within 3-5 business days.
If you have questions about getting your breast pump through insurance or feeding your newborn, give us a call today at 844.867.9890.