While shopping at Macys this summer, this young lady come by and started shopping next to me. I couldn’t help but notice that she had her 1 month old in her kangaroo shirt. I complimented her on having her baby in her kangaroo shirt. While having a conversation with her, her sister walked up to us and she too had her 8 month old in her kangaroo shirt. This was a rewarding experience for me as a labor and delivery nurse because we initiate skin to skin and kangaroo care here @ Cape Canaveral Hospital.
Story you will love.
The mother of a one year old gave birth to a child that she did not want. Bonding with her baby was difficult. She said she feared her baby knew how she felt from the sound of her cries. This mother had chosen not to breastfeeding and did not breastfeed her other child.
The nurse gave her the Second Skin Swaddle and helped her put her baby inside, skin to skin. As her baby snuggled against her and calmed, Mom’s face lit up. She smiled as she wrapped her arms around her baby. A short time later she asked for help with learning to breastfeed.
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Great comments from rounds this morning—a patient recounted her experience with Skin-to-Skin in the OR during her c/section delivery. She states “I had my first c/section here and it was a great experience. I remember that my husband was the first to hold the baby last time and it was a while before I got to. It seemed the baby cried a lot during the first day. This time, your staff stayed right beside me while I was the first to hold the baby—can’t tell you what that meant to me. I love the swaddler top—helped me to feel more secure holding the baby and I haven’t taken it off!” The patient went on to state that she had less pain this time. The grandmother states “both mom and baby are so calm; we had a great experience last time, but appreciate everything being so much more natural this time.” Patient states she hopes to have a third baby and she WILL be coming to Union!
Lyn M Hrivnak RN BSN IBCLC
“Interesting I have been suggestion that as an easy hospital safety wrap for a number o years now and have often suggested mom and dad use one each. One dad just wore his into the OR yesterday to receive his twins, skin to skin after c/section. Worked very well”
“. . .your KC presentation is wonderful. I am impressed with the pictures and the research results supportive of KC care for full-termers as well as preemies. This is a wonderful presentation that combines science and art in the support of babies. Thank you for advancing the importance of keeping babies close to mother in the early weeks of life.”
Ann Russell, LLLL, IBCLC, RLC
“. . . I am not sure how many of you are using this item but I have found a great find. It is called a Kango Wrap. It is a shirt that mom slips into and when you place baby skin to skin you tie the long tabs around mom and underneath the baby’s bottom to secure him with mom. I am using them on our OB unit so that I can encourage skin to skin up to 24 hrs if needed or until baby is nursing well and freq. This top can also be purchased as a gown. I felt the gown would be too awkward on the unit. Precious Image Creations makes it. . . Another great thing about this is that mom is not so exposed so visitors can still peak at the baby. Baby is maintaining his temperature skin to skin with mom. My moms so far really like them. . . I do not have any financial interest in this item but hope to pass this along to any of you that might want to try using them.”
After six months:
“I had ordered 6 and am using them when I can persuade a mom to wear it. I like to have them wear it when they first get to postpartum and keep baby skin to skin as much as possible. They like them once they use it. They aren’t so exposed and the baby loves being snuggled with mom. I can get the nursing off to a better start. The staff keeps forgetting to offer them. I sold one at my price only because I am using them. I think they are wonderful. I also like the safety feature that baby isn’t going to get lost in it. Baby is safe and tied in.”
Terri Klein, RN CLE CLC
“I heard about your Miracle Cami last week from a local Lac(tation) Consultant. I was planning to have my daughter 4 weeks early, but they have changed it to next Friday (which is only 2 weeks early!) I am SO excited to try this new shirt with her, even in the hospital! I received mine today and I absolutely love it. It is so soft and I am really excited at the length of it. I am almost 6 feet tall and have a long torso, and really do not like to have my belly exposed! Thank you for such an innovative product and I plan to share the website with other pregnant/nursing moms! Thank you so much!”
Amanda Stanfield, Ohio
“I received your products yesterday and they are wonderful. What an beautiful concept. I love the hooded shirt with the pouch for tiny baby and then space for larger baby. I immediately tried it with my 18 pound 6 months old baby and we were both quite happy. I wish I had had it when he was a newborn! What a great idea, fashionable clothes that have a built in pouch for babywearing. The wrap top is very clever and your nursing camisoles are comfortable and well-made. . . .”
Dr. Maria Blois, Texas – author of the book “Babywearing”
“. . .Your Kango line looks FANTASTIC and the benefits you listed are all very valid and true. Your clothing is also absolutely beautiful and very comfortable!
I have lots of nursing tops and I will attest to the fact that the Kango top with hood is a fantastic article of clothing and now one of my favorites. My daughter is now almost 10 months old and I still wear it all the time. It looks great and is very easy to use while nursing, and at the same time looks very discreet and is very comfortable. I sometimes flip the hood to the front and use it to support her like a little sling while carrying her in my arms. Other mothers in my mom’s group are always asking me where I got this top and I tell them. . .”
Lillian Yee, CA
“P.S. I also have your halter top in white and the black side-tie gauchos which I ordered a while back from your website. I wear it all them all the time and people all just think I’m the most stylin’ mom thanks to you!”
Jeanne says, “I never would have imagined in a million years when you visited us here at Evergreen that my daughter would be giving birth to a 33 week preemie, but that is just what happened 10 days ago. She is using many of your designs and is loving them. Our grandbaby has been skin to skin with a family member (mostly mom, but due to complications, dad and grandparents as well) since his birth. He has never had temperature instability, low blood sugar, respiratory problems or anything else that goes with prematurity, and my daughter has a very lovely milk supply!”
Jeanne Schneider, RN, of Evergreen Hospital Breastfeeding Center