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PART FOUR: POSTNATAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CIRCADIAN RHYTHM

Learn how the circadian rhythm develops in the newborn and how to provide optimal support.

Summary:

  • After birth, the baby’s circadian rhythm will entrain to the mother’s circadian rhythm across the first months of life1

  • Milk from mothers with preterm babies will actually have higher melatonin than mothers with full term babies2

  • Cortisol levels are opposite of melatonin (ie, cortisol in the day and melatonin at night)

  • Mothers who pump should make su…

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Nikko Kennedy