Leaving Your Child Home Alone — When is the Right Time?

By , September 30th, 2014 | Parenting, Safety, Teens | 0 Comments

Leaving Your Child Home Alone — When is the Right Time?If only there was a parenting handbook to tell you the right time to leave your child home alone without supervision. As parents know, though, raising a child is far from formulaic, and decisions must be made after careful thought and consideration.

Being left home alone can be a positive experience for your child, engendering a sense of confidence, responsibility and self-awareness. But, there are also risks of an emergency or unforeseen situation to which your child may have to react.

So what is best for your child? While that’s ultimately for you to decide, we can provide recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health …

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“Great Start” Breastfeeding Basics Class

By , September 26th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

World Breastfeeding WeekGet back to the basics and off to a great start with our Breastfeeding Your Newborn class! Babies are born to be breastfed and in this class you will learn about latching and positioning techniques, how to establish or increase your milk supply, signs of success and how to avoid or treat common breastfeeding concerns. You will be a part of in-depth discussions about the first days of feeding, the importance of skin-to-skin contact, rooming-in at the hospital and learning your baby’s hunger cues. This class also provides guidance on selecting the right nursing bras, pillows and other support items. The primary focus of this class is the early weeks …

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Breastfeeding Basics

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Robin Hollen, RN, IBCLC

Breastfeeding BasicsMany families have questions and concerns about breastfeeding. Some have the support they need at home yet others are looking for a trusted resource. Renown’s Lactation Consultants have the education and experience to help you safely through this time.

Our role is to help you succeed. Research has shown that nursing within the first hour of life makes it more likely for a mother to continue breastfeeding longer. In the midst of all of the congratulations, we recommend trying to breastfeed your child in that first hour. Subsequently offer your breast to your newborn about every two hours, or 8-12 times in 24 hours; you are both learning. While you …

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