Teaching New Born Infant Care! by JoDee Baird
Today we had fourteen mid wives attend our training set up by a local Indian health worker! These women had never had their hands on a Recessa Annie doll to practice or learn current techniques. Hands on training is not the norm in this part of the country and it was so fun to teach them how to hold the the baby properly after delivery and the important steps necessary to clear an infants airway. Every one loved their turn holding the doll. An elderly women was having a hard time giving breaths to the doll to get is chest to rise. I finally figured out it was because she had no teeth and couldn't get a seal on the dolls face. We all had a good laugh!