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Posts Tagged ‘St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center’

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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American Heart Month: One Heart’s Journey

Sunlight shines through the window of the second room on the left in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. But the patient whose name is on the door is not lying in a hospital bed. On this day, you would never know that then 3-year-old London Ethington, of Mesa, called this room […]

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Looking at preterm babies through a different lens: NIDCAP

Lori Basaldu, NICU, NIDCAP, St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona

Lori Basaldu was just 23 weeks and a handful of days pregnant when the cramping began. She headed for the emergency room, hoping for a way to make the pain stop. Instead, just hours later, Harper Karly and Robinson Matthew, weighing in at less than two pounds each, were delivered by cesarean section. Lori and […]

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Breastfeeding support for physician moms

Laurie Jones, MD

Pediatrician and new mom Laurie Jones, M.D., just couldn’t get her first-born daughter, Caroline, to latch. She’d been to three lactation consultants. Nothing worked. “I knew how important it was to breastfeed her,” Jones says. “My mother had nursed me until I was a year old. My husband supported me. But I was bleeding and […]

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Paging Dr. Milk: How physician moms find breastfeeding support

Dr. Milk, Laurie Jones MD, breastfeeding

Medical students, residents and physician moms can face unique challenges when it comes to meeting their breastfeeding goals. But when physician mothers experience personal success with breastfeeding, no matter their specialty, there’s a ripple effect that helps all moms.

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The breast milk supply over time

It can be a huge challenge to make pumping time part of the workday routine. Perhaps an even greater barrier to maintaining a supply over time, says Jones, is based on the misperception that a mother should produce more milk over time.

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Not enough milk: debunking breastfeeding myths

not enough milk

The majority of mothers are quite capable of feeding their young. In fact, Jones says that 95 to 99 percent of mothers make enough milk for their baby.

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Preparing for breastfeeding: choosing where to deliver

breastfeeding choosing where to deliver

A key predictor of long-term success for breastfeeding rests on what happens between a mother and her newborn in those precious hours after birth.

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How to select a breastfeeding-friendly pediatrician

breastfeeding-friendly pediatrician

Parents should select a pediatrician who understands and supports breastfeeding and does not routinely supplement infants with formula.

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Get happy day: Mark your calendar

On Wednesday, May 18 at the U.S. Airways Center, from 5:30-9:00 p.m., join motivational speaker Kirk Wilkinson for Amazing Woman: Be Your Best Self. Then, choose two health and wellness breakout sessions led by expert physicians.

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