The Sacred Hour – The Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact

By , September 26th, 2015 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Ciera Staggs, RN, Transition Nurse, Labor & Delivery, Renown Children’s Hospital

The Sacred HourUninterrupted skin-to-skin contact with mom and baby during the first hour of life (dads can do it too!) is often referred to as the “sacred hour.”

Studies have shown that immediate skin-to-skin contact after birth has many benefits including:

  • Improved temperature regulation
  • Enhanced breastfeeding success
  • Help regulate baby’s breathing
  • Promoted bonding with your baby

The nursing staff will continue to monitor your baby to make sure they are adjusting to their new environment, and will help if your baby is having difficulty during this time.

Weighing and measuring your baby will still occur, but all non-essential hospital tasks will be delayed until after the …

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Class Schedule

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Class ScheduleJoin 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 September 28 through October 4:

Baby & Family Suites Tour – Monday and Thursday

Breastfeeding Forum – Tuesday and Thursday

Childbirth Education (All-in-a-Day class) – Saturday

Click here for a complete list of classes and events.

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Joining Forces to Provide Care for Kids with Cancer

By , September 22nd, 2015 | Children's Specialty Care, Events, News, Patient Stories | 0 Comments

We’ve partnered with Access to Healthcare Network, Carson Tahoe Health, Saint Mary’s – Reno and Washoe County, Nevada to improve access to local pediatric specialty services. Together we’re supporting the Sierra Pediatric Blood and Cancer Consortium, which treats young hematology and oncology patients right here in northern Nevada.

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