After Going Home
The Trios Birth Center will continue to be here for you after you leave the hospital with your new baby.
Breastfeeding can be tricky for both you and your baby. Our certified lactation consultants are here to help with tips and tricks, and to answer your questions. You do not have to figure this out alone, and there are ways to address a variety of lactation concerns.
Outpatient Lactation Services are being offered in the Therapy Services Department, 2nd floor of Trios Care Center, 3730 Plaza Way. You may call the Lactation phone directly 509.221.6235 or call Therapy Services 509.221.6350 to schedule an appointment.
Period of PURPLE Crying
The Period of PURPLE Crying is the period in a baby's life when they cry more than any other time, usually beginning at two weeks until 3-4 months of age. The crying can seem unsoothable and can be very frustrating for parents.
PURPLE is an acronym that helps explain patterns for infant crying: Peak, Unpredictability, Resistant, Pain, Long periods, and Evening.
At Trios Birth Center, our nurses help to educate you on the Period of PURPLE Crying and what to do if you are experiencing it with your baby. Along with verbal instruction, you will be discharged with a video and other materials to help you learn more about the Period of PURPLE Crying and why it's so important to understand this period to help prevent shaken baby syndrome.
Below, here from one of our nurses why this period is so important and what you can do: