Halloween Safety Tips

By , October 21st, 2014 | Events, Holiday, Safety | 0 Comments

Elaine Cudnik, APRN, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

Halloween Safety Tips With Halloween right around the corner, many families are preparing pumpkins for carving, putting together creative costumes and coordinating trick-or-treating details to celebrate the occasion. However, for all the fun Halloween brings to children, it can be a bit frightful as well. With adequate preparation and attention to safety, parents can avoid some of the dangers associated with Halloween including pedestrian injuries, burns and poisonings.

The first step to being sure your child is safe on Halloween is supervision.

  • No child under the age of 12 should be permitted to trick-or-treat without an adult.
  • If at all possible, keep your children on sidewalks, pedestrian walkways or …

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Plan Ahead to Prepare for Work and Breastfeeding

By , October 17th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Plan Ahead to Prepare for Work and BreastfeedingRobin Hollen, RN, IBCLC and Jean Hixon, RN, IBCLC, Renown Health

Balancing breastfeeding your infant with returning to work after giving birth can be difficult. Fortunately, you can do both with a little planning.

Some employers offer on-site daycare services so moms can have their babies with them; for the rest, it’s all about pumping with a breast pump in a secluded spot in their workplace.

Federal law states that employers must provide “a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth, each time such employee has need to express the milk,” and that the …

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See What’s New at The Lactation Connection

By , | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

20141017_140906_1Who doesn’t love a sale? Shop now at The Lactation Connection and take advantage of their 25% off children’s clothing sale.

This special offer, which runs through October 30, includes adorable girl and boy fashions and Thanksgiving- and Halloween-themed outfits.

The Lactation Connection is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located in The Shops at Renown at Renown Regional Medical Center.

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