World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) is observed every year on 2 April in order to raise public awareness of autism.
This year theme for WAAD is “The Transition to Adulthood”
First WAAD was celebrated in 2008. It highlights the need to help and improve the quality of life of those with autism so that they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society.
5 different types of autism
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Rett Syndrome
- Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD)
- Kanner's Syndrome
- Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
To honor some of our NursElet Mamas’ autism babies, we have added “The Perfection In Every Piece” to our NursElet collection. You may want to bring autism awareness via this special NursElet.
In this pandemic, here is the guideline from WHO (World Health Organization), please refer to it.
Wash hands frequently and staying at home when possible are the best options to stay away from COVID19. Social distancing is very important as this coronavirus transmits through person to person without showing the symptoms.
NursElet can help you in hand expression breast milk.
Hand expression can be used to express colostrum prior to birth, for a baby who is struggling to latch, to relieve engorgement or blocked duct and to increase milk supply, by removing more milk.
To hand express, make a ‘C’ shape with your thumb & fingers around the breast, near/around your areola. Move your fingers and thumb together rhythmically, you may need to press back slightly & move your fingers around to experiment where works for you. You can move your hand around your breast to different areas to fully drain your breast if necessary. Massaging your breast may be helpful prior to expression.
Store your breastmilk storage bags at room temperature for 6 hours, in the fridge for approximately 6 days, in your freezer for 6 months and deep freezer for 12 months.