Tips for Connecting with Babies [PODCAST]

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Recognizing that this baby is another human in front of you and we need to honor them just like we would our neighbor or our best friend. That they have their own autonomy and needs and personality.

—  Leah Jolly


In today’s episode, we are talking about something super important – connecting with babies and treating them like the little bosses they are. 

We’ve got some awesome tips on how to make those genuine connections during exams, and how it’s all about consent and involving the baby in the conversation. 

It’s all about teamwork, baby!

We also dive into the importance of understanding babies and helping parents bond with their precious bundles of joy so they can create those magical moments and build that unbreakable bond.

Listen now to discover:‌ ‌ 

  • How to make that first connection with a baby (4:23)
  • Our approach to obtaining consent from a baby (7:49)
  • The role of healthcare professionals in helping parents build a deeper connection with their baby (15:19)
  • The magic baby hold that helps them relax (18:55)

“You can be such an asset to those families if you know how to help them through that hard time.”

—  Leah Jolly

Links and Resources


00:42 – Dealing with hot weather

4:23 – The first connection with a baby

7:49 – Obtaining consent from a baby 

9:39 – Assessment techniques for babies

15:19 – Helping parents build a deeper connection with their baby

18:55 – The magic baby hold 

25:36 – Staying up to date on baby products

28:20 – Our next Deeper Dive on bottle feeding

About Us

Leah Jolly is a private practice IBCLC with Bay Area Breastfeeding in Houston, Texas. Annie Frisbie is a private practice IBCLC serving Queens and Brooklyn in New York City, and the creator of Paperless Lactation.

The Lactation Business Coaching podcast is produced by us and edited by Jillian Grover, who also writes our show notes. Our theme song is by Silas Wade.

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