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Beat the Heat: How to Recognize Dehydration and Heat Exhaustion

By , July 1st, 2014 | News, Parenting, Safety | 0 Comments

As temperatures rise in the Truckee Meadows this summer, it’s important for parents to be able to recognize dehydration and heat exhaustion in children. Though it varies based on the age and size of a child, kids in general have greater surface area to body mass ratio so they lose fluids faster than adults.

Here are a few tips to ensure your child stays hydrated:

  • Whenever your child mentions they’re thirsty have them drink. Typically this should be every 30-60 minutes.
  • Hydrate your child with clear fluids (anything you can read the newspaper or a magazine through). These fluids will …

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Breastfeeding Forums

By , | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Many breastfeeding moms encounter unexpected joys and concerns through the breastfeeding journey. Rather than handle these in isolation, come to our Breastfeeding Forums where mothers find a crucial source of support to sustain breastfeeding. Mothers exchange their experiences and discuss concerns such as milk supply, pumping, going back to work, sleeping or lack of sleep.

We meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. in the Capri Conference Room at Renown South Meadows Medical Center and every Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon at Renown Children’s Hospital.

Breastfeeding Forum $5
(Your first Forum is complimentary. The Forum is also complimentary for pregnant women in their last trimester and for one month after a private …

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