Maternity Leave Notice: Nurse Nikki is Having a Baby


Nurse Nikki will not be available for any lactation or postpartum home visits or CPR classes starting July 25-November 1, 2014. {Shop Nurse Nikki} will remain open for product purchases. Nurse Nikki will be available via email so feel free to complete the comment form and she will reply within 48 hours. Thank you for your […]

July Parent CPR Class at Touro


I am teaching Touro’s FREE monthly Parent CPR class on July 14th at 6:30p. Parents, grandparents, friends and sitters are invited to come out to learn the basics of Child and Infant CPR and choking. No certification cards are given but you will walk away with the piece of mind of knowing how to help […]

Nurse Nikki Nursing Necklaces


The Nurse Nikki Nursing Necklaces mix function with fashion. Nursing moms can wear one to keep their babies stimulated during feedings. When babies begin teething I encourage mamas to continue to wear them to allow babies to soothe aching gums. Each necklace is made using prewashed fabric securely twisted and knotted around sterilized, natural, unfinished […]

Skin Cancer 101


  Last year I posted information about the importance of using sunscreen. This summer I would like to school you about skin cancer. The two most common forms of skin cancer are basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. Allow me to break it down for you. Causes Almost all basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas […]

Nurse Nikki Celebrates National CPR Awareness Week June 1-7

Save a life. Learn CPR. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. With the increase in childhood obesity teens and children are experiencing heart disease at much earlier ages. In the case of an emergency, calling 911 and performing CPR can save an adult or teen’s life. CPR can […]

How to Interview a Child Care Center


As a Louisiana Child Care Health Consultant, I have the opportunity to work with several child care centers in Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquemines Parishes.  Child care centers contact me to provide three hours of health and safety training required by the state of Louisiana to maintain their Class A or Class B license. During my […]

4 Apps Every Parent Should Download


Regardless of how many books or classes you invest in, nothing can truly prepare you for the adventure of becoming a parent. The choking episode when introducing solids, the random fever at 3am, and the confusion around infant vs children’s Tylenol are just some of the rides you can expect to experience. As a new […]

June Child and Infant CPR Class at Touro (FREE!)


This class is open to all parents (including expectant), grandparents, friends and babysitters. Come learn basic child and infant CPR and choking techniques. To register for the class contact Cheryl Tschirn at Touro.   Cheryl A. Tschirn, RN,BSNCommunity EducatorFamily  Birthing CenterTouro Infirmary1401 FoucherNew Orleans, La 70115Office (504) 897-7319e-mail

Nurse Nikki’s Natural Nipple Butter is Coming Soon!

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Regardless of what some may say, breastfeeding can be uncomfortable during the first couple of days. Your nipples have to toughen up. The first line of treatment is actually applying your breast milk to the nipple area. If you need additional help, try Nurse Nikki’s Natural Nipple Butter. Coconut and olive oils are the holy […]

The Sexier Side of Pregnancy

A few weeks ago I spoke on the Not-So-Glamorous Side of Pregnancy, but I want to take a minute to turn the spotlight on the perks of pregnancy that really rock your world and hopefully your partner’s as well. Bodacious Breasts It is really the first transformation your body will make. During the first trimester […]