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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘breastfeeding’

Modern Milk: breastfeeding support and “hip” hangout for moms

As a hospital labor and delivery nurse, Stephanie Nguyen observed all types of pregnancies and births. She enjoyed coaching new moms, offering breastfeeding tips and soothing cranky infants. But she started feeling like there was something missing during the transition from birth to bringing home a bundle of joy. She wanted to bridge the gap […]

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Kangaroo care gives low-birth-weight babies an edge

Increasing the skin-to-skin contact between mother and infant improves survival rates for low-birth-weight babies, according to research published recently by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Kangaroo care involves early, continuous and prolonged skin-to-skin contact between newborn and mother, which is believed to help regulate the infant’s temperature and breathing rate. Kangaroo care also increased the […]

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How to handle conflicting advice on infant care

conflicting advice on infant care

When it comes to finding trusted information on infant feeding, vaccines and sleep environments, where do new mothers get their information? Researchers at Boston Medical Center surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,031 mothers of infants ages 2 to 6 months about advice they receive from doctors, nurses, family and media about pacifier use, breastfeeding, […]

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Birth control after baby

At some point during a postpartum appointment, your obstetrician will ask a perfectly reasonable question: “What are you thinking about birth control?” The idea of making more babies is probably the furthest thing from your mind. Unfortunately, biology doesn’t really care if you’re ready or not. Here’s what you need to know about contraceptive options […]

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“Baby-Friendly” Phoenix Indian Medical Center

Initiating breastfeeding within one hour of birth. Facilitating skin-to-skin contact. Keeping mothers and their babies together 24 hours a day. No baby formula unless medically necessary. No pacifiers or artificial nipples. No gift bags with formula, or magazines advertising formula products. An entire staff—from the anesthesiologists and OB-GYNs to the food delivery workers and the […]

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WIC: It’s there when you need it

Scott and Christa Price welcomed their firstborn daughter, Audrie, while Scott was working toward a degree in dentistry. Carson, a baby boy, would follow. Son Reed was born after dental school graduation, while Scott was working on his residency in periodontics. Money was tight. “We were poor and broke going through school,” says Scott. “We […]

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Nourishing the nursing mom

In some cultures, the postpartum care of a new mother is still a time-honored ritual. For several weeks, people prepare nourishing, herbal and protein-rich soups for the new mother and take care of housework and childcare duties that would otherwise sap her energy. All of these precautions are designed to allow the new mother to […]

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Safe sleep for babies

In Arizona, 51 babies under the age of 1 died in 2012 because they were put to bed in an unsafe sleep environment. Eighty-three percent of  those deaths were determined to have been preventable, according to the Arizona Child Fatality Review (ACFR) Program, an annual report issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services Office […]

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Breastfeeding duration depends on preparation

Concerns about breastfeeding during the first 14 days after delivery can impact how long a new mother is likely to breastfeed, according to a study in the October 2013 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Study authors interviewed first-time moms during pregnancy, 24 hours after giving birth and then periodically for the […]

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New AAP report: Most medications safe for breastfeeding moms

Many women who are breastfeeding are wrongly advised to stop taking necessary medications or to discontinue nursing because of potential harmful effects on their infants, according to a new report published online today by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Receiving mixed messages from physicians and other providers about safety can lead some mothers to unnecessarily […]

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