During the holiday and winter season, there are many items and activities that create a risk for fire in the home. Families are often cooking bigger dinners, the winter-chill means the heaters are on full blast and the Christmas tree can also be a fire hazard. Here are home safety tips provided by SafeKids.
Tips for the tree:
- Keep all live trees in stands that hold water. Check the water every day.
- Don’t place live trees near heat sources like heater vents, radiators, space heaters or ducts.
- Don’t overload electrical outlets with plugs or overload a single circuit.
- Metal can cause an electrical short or fire if it comes in contact with lights …
Nurses and Lactation Consultants often hear new mothers voice concern about their ability to satisfy their newborns’ appetites. There are several myths regarding newborns and their nutrition requirements, and unfortunately new moms are overwhelmed with information from well-meaning friends, family and various websites. Research has shown us that a newborn’s stomach capacity in their first 24 hours is approximately 7 ml (1 to 2 teaspoons volume), increasing to about 27 (5 to 6 teaspoons volume) by 48 hours of age.
Because it is normal for babies to cry and fuss a lot during their first few days it is often perceived that this is from hunger, when in reality it most times is …
Join us at Breastfeeding Forum, every Tuesday and Thursday. Share stories with other moms on the same journey. For more information about Forums, contact The Lactation Connection at 775-982-5210.
Here’s a list of other classes and tours, the week of Nov. 23 through Nov. 29:
Breastfeeding Forum – Tuesday (Note: No Forum scheduled due to holiday)
A New Beginning: Postpartum Care – Tuesday
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