A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the number of women breastfeeding at U.S. Hospitals is on the rise. The report credits more hospitals with supporting new moms who want to breastfeed, and the increase could make for healthier babies.
The CDC data found that the percentage of U.S. Hospitals that followed global standards set for successful breastfeeding increased from 29-to-54-percent between 2007 and 2013.
Hospital staff, including at Renown Children’s Hospital, approach new moms in the hours after her baby is …
Oh, the joy of parenthood! New parents are invited to The Joy of Parenthood class, where you will learn the basics of caring for a newborn, such as bathing, diapering, breastfeeding, infant safety and more. Register today for The Joy of Parenthood class, Wednesday, October 14.
Check out our other classes and tours during the week of October 12-18:
Baby & Family Suites Tour – Monday and Thursday
Breastfeeding Forum – Tuesday and Thursday
The Joy of Parenthood (Newborn Care) – Wednesday
Click here for a complete list of classes and events.
Karen Wagner, APRN, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics
A well-child checkup is a great opportunity to monitor your child’s growth and development, and to establish a trusting relationship with your child’s pediatrician.
From your child’s birth through young adulthood, you will be visiting your pediatrician regularly. As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, a regular schedule might look like this:
- Two-to-three days after birth and at one month
- Two months
- Four months
- Six months
- Nine months
- One year
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 24 months
- 30 months
- Three years, and yearly after
During each visit, a detailed physical examination will be performed, checking your child’s growth parameters including height, weight and head circumference. A developmental assessment will determine the progress of your infant or young child …