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Does My Breastfed Baby Need Water?

By , May 29th, 2015 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Does my breastfed baby need water?This question and topic is widely discussed right now after a high-profile story in Georgia.

The simple answer is no. “Breast milk is 90% water and is the perfect balance for babys’ kidneys and livers to process, to hydrate babies and promote excellent brain growth,” says Robin Hollen, RN, IBCLC, Renown Health. “Never dilute breast milk.”

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed for about the first six months of life. They suggest solid foods should start around the six month mark.

Doctors say mixing extra water into formula or diluting breast milk reduces the amount of critical nutrients a baby receives …

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29May

Class Schedule

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Class ScheduleKick off the month of June by taking one of our many childbirth education classes or support groups.

Here is a list of those offered the week of June 1 – 7:

Click here for a full schedule.

 

Baby & Family Suites Tour – Monday and Wednesday

Breastfeeding Forum – Tuesday and Thursday

Breastfeeding: Beyond the Basics – Wednesday

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29May

Car Seat Safety

By , May 28th, 2015 | Events, News, Safety | 0 Comments

Car Seat SafetyDid you know that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  three out of four car seats are incorrectly used or installed?

An improperly used or installed car seat can result in severe injury or death to a child in a car accident. Be sure your child is safe and follow these tips when installing a car seat:

  • Be sure the car seat is designed for the age and size of the child riding in it. Visit Safe Kids Worldwide for more information on what car seat you should be using.
  • Be sure the child is strapped snugly into the seat and that the seat is securely installed in the …

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